Christmas Day 2015.

The wind seems to have eased and so far it’s more a feel of a frosty Christmas morning than a wet one though the forecasters seem to have the rain locked on, ready to fall. I have to hope that it doesn’t cause even more misery to those affected by the flooding in and around the Lake District and in the North West.
I’m breaking with tradition and doing an early ‘extra’ post just to say thank you to all my friends in ‘Barsetshire’. Though I’ve managed to stay out of hospital this year, I do seem to have had a few bouts of illness that had me whinging from the top of the Town Hall steps. I’ve been shown incredible friendship and kindness without exception all year.
This time I’m recovering very well on the antibiotics and steroids that are my standard fare. I’m going to have a Fantastic day today and if all goes well, tomorrow too. That is dependant on whether my new grandbaby decides to make an appearance a couple of days early or not. I hope not. On time would suit me very well which is 30th.
I wish you all a Wonderful Christmastide to celebrate in whatever fashion you prefer. But spare a thought for all those poor refugees who have lost their homes and traveled to a foreign land to find new ones. May their suffering be at an end and may they be shown half the kindness shown to me.
I consider you all Family. The same tightly knit group I have in the real world which make your problems my problems. Don’t keep them in. If you share problems one of your friends may just have a solution, or if not, at least the chance to offer comfort. We are all here for one another.
Hugs Galore


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74 responses to “Christmas Day 2015.

  1. Thanks, David. It’s great to know you’re feeling so much better. I’m especially happy for anyone who isn’t alone at a holiday, especially Christmas. We’ve talked on the phone with both our children and they’re fine. You never can be sure when a little one will make an appearance Both of mine were two weeks late. My husband said the babies came at the right time. The doctor made a mistake. Have a great time. It’s quiet here, but pleasant. Take care of yourself. Huge Hugs to you also. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

    • Two weeks late would be very uncomfortablefor poor Yvonne but I could stand a little delay to get the celebrations over. I’m glad you’ve spoken to Jay and Sayjal and hope they’re both OK.
      Have a Wonderful day.
      xxx Huge Hugs xxx

  2. Happy Christmas David πŸ™‚

  3. Merry Christmas, David, to you and your family. I look forward to keeping up on your adventures next year. Huge Hugs, Laine πŸ™‚

  4. Have a very Merry Christmas, David for you and yours….

  5. Oh goodness… so the time of the debut is near! Wishing the little one a smooth landing! Merry Christmas David. Here’s wishing you an abundance of all good things in the coming year. Mega hugs

    • Very close now Teagan but no news is good news at the moment. A very Merry Christmas to you Dear friend, ypu know I wih for you to have a successful 2016 with allyour dreams coming true.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  6. Merry Christmas, David. Weather here has been out of the ordinary and still above normal temperatures, which I will gladly accept. A city in my county had the first tornado EVER in December two days ago. Enjoy your day. I hope the new little one holds out until the due date too, but I bet Mama wants to deliver as soon as possible at this point. πŸ™‚

    • A very Merry Christmas Mary J. Thank you for your kind wishes. The weather here hasn’t changed either, still rain and more forecast. Those that have suffered flooding just can’t get dry.
      I will enjoy the day thank you, nice and quiet. You’re quite right, Yvonne wants the new arrival pronto now but 30th isn’t far off.
      Enjoy the holiday
      xxx Hugs Galore xxx

  7. Hugs galore and a Merry Christmas back at you, David.

  8. Thanks David. I’m pleased to hear you’re recovering well. You’re also a beloved part of my blogger family. Be well! Love to all!

  9. Happy Christmas to you and ll the lovely residents of Barsetshire. May it be joyful, full of love and amusement, pudding, and maybe even a cracker or two. Thank you for brightening my year with your stories… Hope you feel better soon!

    • Thank you so much, I feel much better already.Christmas has been full of all those things except the crackers though the day itself could be titled thus. I hope your day has been filled with humour, love and excitement and that next year brings all you want.

  10. I’m so glad you’re feeling better. I hope you remain well and able to enjoy the holiday with your friends and family. I love your kind and generous spirit that shines through in this post. You know your blogging family will be waiting anxiously to hear about the hopefully post-Christmas birth. πŸ™‚ Wishing you and yours a most wonderful Christmas! Gigantic hugs!

  11. Thank you very much, David. Enjoy a wonderful holiday season and all the very best for 2016.

  12. Merry Christmas David! πŸŽ„ Good that you are feeling better! πŸ’ Enjoy the day! Chryssa

  13. Merry Christmas! Good to know that medical matters are improving.

    • Thank you Helen, yes, things improve all the time. I hope you’ve had a wonderful day today with more of the holiday spirit to come.
      xxx Ginormous Hugs xxx

      • We have indeed…oneofthebest we can remember…picked up new sheep in the morning,made the acquaintance of the man doing the transport who has a fund of stories and saw a new humming bird on the balcony.

      • That’s wonderful Helen. A new source of stories is always a wonderful thing to keep you busy at the end of a day. Seeing a new humming bird is a source of excitement.I can’t imagine the delight at seeing something so beautifully coloured over here.
        xxx Hugs xxx

  14. Merry Christmas, David. So glad you’re feeling better. Have a great day and hugs to all.

  15. Dear David, Merry Christmas. I hope you’ve had a lovely day. It’s certainly been very wet and windy here in the South today, but I’ve just come back from a walk with Toby and, although it’s still windy, the rain has eased.
    I’m the only one left in the house awake so am just about to open another bottle and get ready for Downton.
    Sending you lots of hugs and wishing you a healthy, happy and successful New Year.
    Seasons Greeting,

    • Dear Hugh, I’ve had a grand day thanks.It’s been very wet and very windy but I’ve been on the right side of the walls.
      I’m glad to hear the rain has at east eased somewhat for you there as the forecasts aren’t too kind to us again in the days to come.
      Whatever it is you’re opening another bottle of before Downton, give yourself a wee toast on my behalf for being such a great friend to me these last months.
      Gigantic Hugs

  16. Hugs galore to you, too, David. I’m glad the antibiotics and steroids are working. I did 10 days of antibiotics 4Xdaily for an eye infection with sinus inflammation and ear infections. Antibiotics wear me down, but I’m grateful they worked. The last to respond is the ear infection. At the Christmas Eve candle light service, I was practically deaf in one ear, and Molly kept smiling and nudging me. She finally wrote me a note saying I didn’t need to sing the hymns so loud, and this started us both laughing. I couldn’t hear how loud I was singing!
    Reuben will either charge you up, Grandpa, or wear you out in a wonderful, happy way, David. Merry Christmas to you all!

    • I’m so glad your antobiotics worked too, even if it did leave you a little loud on Christmas Eve….all the better to hear you Christmas Day.
      Whatever Roobs does will be sure to make it an interesting day but hopefully unwrapping will keep him occupied for a while.
      Thanks so much for your kindness Marylin. Have a wonderful Christmastide and a glorious New Year.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  17. Hope you had a very Merry Christmas David and hope you’re feeling much better very soon.
    All the best to you and yours (and yours about to join us in this big old world), thinking of you today and every day.
    Best wishes for the season and all the best for 2016!!! Massive holiday hugs!!! πŸ™‚

    • I’ve had a wonderful time so far Donna and I am feeling much better thanks.I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas Day and are settling in to a great Boxing Day too.
      I’m still hoping baby will hang on till Wednesday at least before saying hello in time for the New Year celebrations.
      New Year Wishes to you and the family.I hope it is outstanding for you.
      xxx Huge Love and Massive Hugs xxx

  18. I am so sorry I am just getting around to reading the posts now, a very Merry Christmas David, you are brighten my day and I look forward to your Saturday posts every week. I hope you had a lovely day and that you spent time with your wonderful family. Looking forward to tomorrow so I can read about what you have been up to all week. Take care of yourself, you are precious to all of us. Mega hugs and a big holiday kiss!!

    • Hello Dear Suzanne,you’re so very kind.I had a lovely (quiet) Christmas Day and will be off to see the family later this morning when my chauffeur finally gets up.I will post a blog tonight though it will be very short due to having been ill (and lazy).
      You are more than just my friends here, you are my blogging family and I treasure you all.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs and an immense Christmas kiss xxx

  19. I hope you did have a fantastic Christmas Day, David, despite not being all that flash health-wise at the moment. Hope the New Year will be fantastic too with many wonderful moments

    • it was a lovely, very quiet day Ina. Today will be a day to get my head round when I visit the family for gift swapping and my nemesis Reuben will be there ready to rip and tear. Health wise is improving thank you.
      I hope all your celebrations have gone well so far. I wish you the Happiest New Year ever with all the changes you write about being positive.
      xxx Gigantic Hugs xxx

      • Thank you David and even if gift-swapping has become a bit of a mechanised social ritual it does hold a wonderful suspense – and so the ripping and tearing becomes a new joy – every time πŸ˜€ My was fabulous with family and friends and the best was Midnight Mass in Sydney’s St Mary’s Cathedral – the big bells sang at midnight while all stood still – fantastic. Cheers and good to know health improving. Big hugs too πŸ˜€

  20. Happy Christmas, David. Hugs. xxx

  21. Merry Xmas David. πŸ˜€

  22. Such a lovely Christmassy post. Hope the rain is relenting and you’re full of good cheer and turkey still, David. Pan galactic hugs

  23. May the sun keep shining for you, David πŸ™‚

  24. Ali Isaac

    Lovely post David! Hope your grandbaby arrives on time, how exciting! All my kids were Christmas babies. Carys was due on Jan 9th but arrived on Dec 22nd. Cai was due on Dec 21st but came on Nov 30th. Mal was due on Nov 6th but arrived on Nov 11th. My best ever Christmas presents! Hope you are feeling better, and best wishes to all. Xxx

    • So little Carys shares my birthsign. Yay.Yvonne just told me she’s in hospital on Tuesday while they assess the situation. The baby is due on Wednesday.
      I’m much improved thanks Ali but nothing keeps me down long oddly enough.
      I’m sending love, the hopes you’ve had a great time and the wish for a fantastic New Year for you.
      xxx Massive Hugs xxx

  25. Wishing you a fantastic Christmas season and good health, happiness and prosperity in the New Year. Special holiday hugs to you! ❀ ❀

  26. (First time posting.) Very much enjoyed your writing for this day, and found it inspirational. Keep up the great work

  27. Thank you for all the good wishes, David! It is always a delight reading your blog. Wishing you and your loved ones a healthy and joyful New Year!
    Many Hugs! xxxx

  28. Thank you, David! Wishing you a happy New Year!
    xxx Huge Hugs xxx

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