Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Christmas Walks, 1

We don’t have kids, we don’t have family or friends visiting and we don’t have spiritual beliefs which have anything to do with the Bible. Management, however, still enjoys a house with Winter Decorations to come home to when he finally escapes London; and a couple of boxes of chocolates and biscuits plus a big dinner on Thursday are things he likes, so we do what works for us and ignore everything else :}  “The Festivities” are quite easy to bear if you just decide to take no notice of media exhortations to Buy, Buy, Buy or Drink, Drink, Drink and Eat, Eat, Eat.

Not much happens here at Christmas - Daisy still needs a walk every day, and all the other chores and minutiae of normal living go on as usual. On Christmas Eve, with no shopping to do or presents to wrap we decided to take Daisy to the sand dunes at Mawbray. At least it was dry, but the wind was strong with 35mph gusts. We were all a little cold and tired when we got back to the car about 1.00pm and decided to get straight home for something to eat. But driving through Allonby the lure of the Fish & Chip shop was too much, and it didn’t take long for lunch to be cooked to order. We go to The Codfather so infrequently that it always feels like an indulgent treat, and one portion is more than enough for two of us in the middle of the day (OK, three of us - Daisy got a little fish).





We had a good giggle about the incongruity of our lunch as we sat with glass steaming up and the smell of salt and vinegar filling the car and making Daisy’s nose twitch very much in the way of “I see you have fish, I also like fish.” Management said “Fish and chip lunch at the seaside on Christmas Eve. I could go for that every year - want to start a new tradition of our own?” Sounds like a good plan to me :)



5 comments:

  1. We don't do much at Christmas either. When you don't go to work its just another day. It's different when it equates to time off the daily routine. When people are asking id we are ready and are rushing about panicking we just keep quiet. Fish is one thing Tivvy isn't keen on.

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    1. Hi Sue, hope you have enjoyed yourselves. I find the hardest thing is remembering what day of the week it is!

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    2. That is true most of the time. Medics who ask what day it is to find out if people are 'all there' have no idea.

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  2. Happy New Year Jayne! Lol I'm not sure what day it is either! Your Christmas Eve sounds perfect ,,, we packed a picnic and drove to Donna Nook in Lincolnshire to see the grey seals. A crisp blue sky day with a freezing wind. Fantastic!

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    1. Hi Jill, sorry to take so long to reply. Seal watching sounds excellent, if a little cold :}

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