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Saturday, 20 December 2008

Christmas Titbits and a Yuletide ode

Oh Dear!
No Santa and sleigh from The Rotary Club's annual collection this year. Wait for it....Yes it's been cancelled on the grounds of 'Elf and Safety' !

To quote Littlejohn, 'You couldn't make it up'.

I'm so disappointed, it used to be the pre- Christmas highlight of 'The Avenue'.
After the collections had been made, the 'neighbours' used to get
together and have a glass or two of Christmas cheer and nibbles.
Nevermind, no doubt there will be some sort of 'get-together', over the holiday.

Now then, a Christmas ode for my blogging friends,
and wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful and prosperous
New Year......

Christmas is forever, not for just one day for loving,
sharing, giving are not to be put away like bells and
lights and tinsel in some box above a shelf.

The good you do for others is the good you do yourself.

[Norman Wesley Brooks 1976]

Di.xx

49 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and your family Trubes, did they ever remove that sunken piece of metal they used to call a floating pier at the pierhead Liverpool,Iv'e not been down to Birkenhead for a while. :-)

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  2. Trubes...passing through mossley hill last night I'm pretty sure I saw santa being pulled around on the back of something!...anyway...have a wonderful christmas...cheers to you and yours from the OTW family.

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  3. Anon: Hello and thankyou for your comments and Christmas greetings.
    Do you know I havn't been down to the Pier Head lately either so I can't really answer your question.


    Merry Christmas to you and yours,

    Di.xx

    P.S.I remember you from times gone by and I think I know who you are!!
    Tee Hee!!

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  4. Hello Thud my friend, good to hear from you. So that's where Santa was! Don't suppose we'll see him now he'll be far too busy.

    Have a lovely Christmas OTW and all good wishes to Mrs OTW and
    the Little Princess OTW.

    Di.xx

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  5. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from frozen Nova Scotia.

    All the best.

    Don

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  6. Have a wonderful Christmas Trubes! From the white and frozen Lotusland of Canada! :D

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  7. Sad day for the Rotary Trubes.

    It was a regular item in Rye, when they would sing carols outside The Rye Club every Christmas Eve.

    Not the same without these stalwarts, but then Zanulab doesn't like these groups doing anything which might usurp their 'control'.

    I'd have had a nibble too ;0)

    Have a great Christmas Trubes, we've had a good few chats this year and long may they continue!

    Senator Castiglione Roberto Oswaldo Benito Leonardo Everard Nadger Eeeeeechit'sChristmasandnow we'reallgoingtodoafewdrinksonaregualrbasis...

    xxxx

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  8. lovely trubes...thank you for sharing...have a great holiday season my dear friend!

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  9. Well Merry Berries to you my friend...I hope the Yuletide is good for you and yours...the snow is softly falling more predicted...it's been a very long time since we have had a white one...it's lovely to look at but a drag to get around in....
    Cheers...and thanks for your good wishes....

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  10. Hello Tarf; Thanks for your greetings. You and Ginny have a wonderful Christmas too. xx

    Hi Leslie; You enjoy your Xmas too.xx

    Di.xx

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  11. Hello Scrobs Darling:
    lovely to hear from you, I alwayw look forward to your comments, you make me laugh.
    Sounds like your alredy enjoying the Festive Season.
    Have a wonderful time.

    Di.xx

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  12. very wise - have a great Crimble, Trubes and will correspond in the new year!

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  13. Hello Daisy my friend, good to hear from you and thank you for your kind wishes.
    Love to all in Illinois, stay safe from the ice but still have fun...Lucky you, I wish we had some snow!

    Di.xx

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  14. Hello Smalltown RN: Lovely to hear from you and thanks for your greetings. Sadly it doesn't seem if wer're going to have snow this year...I'm so disappointed as we all love it.
    Last time it snowed here on Christmas day was three years ago.
    We all had a wonderful time playing snowballs with our neighbours....and that was only the adults!

    Hane a cool Yule and love to all on Vancouver Island from all of us in Liverpool UK.

    Di.xx

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  15. Has it really been cancelled ?

    This has nothing to do with PC and everything to do with no-win-no-fee lawyers and the effects they have on insurance costs. So thank them next time you're in their company.

    Otherwise ...

    A Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Thanks for being great company, especially when on those pills of yours !

    E-K
    xx

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  16. Have a very Merry Christmas and a bit of cheer.

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  17. Hello Electro darling, lovely to hear from you... i agree with your sentiments entirely.
    Thank you for your kind wishes.

    Interestingly i have just had the steroids 'upped', so shall probably scribbling away boring you all with my slanted view on life.

    Pity I can't have some more Morphine...Lils reckoned I wrote at my best when I was on that.

    Joking apart, I have enjoyed this blogging stuff over the past couple of years, it has been a real lifeline for me, I really appreciate all the lovely friends I've made, you've all kept me going, apart from DT, of course, and my lovely family.

    have a wonderful Xmas.

    Di.xxx

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  18. Hi Cherie Pie, thanks for your good wishes and I wish you all the best too!

    Merry Xmas.

    Di.xx

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  19. Flowerpot: So pleased to hear from you again, I do , so much enjoy reading your site.
    Hope you and Himself, and your dear pets have a lovely Christmas.
    As I write Princess Chloe (Cat) is licking my screen, so she's obviously sending some greetings to y'all in Cornwall from all of us in Liverpool.

    Merry Xmas.

    Di.xx

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  20. hello James, good to hear from you and I wish you avery happy Xmas and a wonderful New Year.

    Just had a nip of cheer whilst making the Cranberry and Port Sauce!

    Di.xx

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  21. Hi Trubes, Thank you for my Christmas message.

    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year..

    Anne and family.

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  22. Whey Hey

    Happy Christmas My Dearest Trubes

    Keep up the good work....and your sub for The P club is now due

    xxx

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  23. How true. Have a wonderful Christmas Trubes.

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  24. Grumpy Granny (and him making the coffee)24 December 2008 at 19:53

    Hi Di (may I call you that without appearing to be rude?).

    Just popping in to wish you and yours a very merry one etc. A bit tardy, but better late than never. Hope your turkey is not burned..

    As Grandad said elsewhere, we look in regularly at all our usual haunts [totalling some 20 odd sites] but don't say much these days. As a white witch you will be able to discern our thoughts anyway!

    We hope 2009 is kinder to you than this year has been. Good riddance to 2008.

    Keep blogging and we'll keep reading!

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  25. Anne in Oxfordshire:
    Hello Anne and thank you for your kind wishes, good to hear from you.
    Enjoy the festive season.

    Di.xx

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  26. Hi-de-hi darling Pineapples, so pleased to hear from you again..sending my dues to the P club over the cyberspace.
    Merry Xmas and all good wishes for a wonderful New Year.

    Di.xxx

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  27. Hello JMB and welcome to my site. I often read yours and really love it. Hope your not too snowed in...The weather is dry and crisp today with a lovely pink sky and a hazy winter sun, so, we shall go for a walk in the local park later.
    Enjoy the festive celebrations.

    Di.xx

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  28. Hello Grumpy Granny. I'm so pleased to hear from you and hope you are enjoying the festive season.
    We had a lovely day yesterday with middle daughter and her in-laws and of course darling little Olivia our grandaughter.
    We had great fun playing with all her toys.
    Regards to GG (him making the coffee)
    Have a lovely festive season.

    Di. xx

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  29. A very happy New Year to you, Trubes! Hope your health is much improved soon.

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  30. Trubes I'm so sorry I thought I'd commented already, I must have been distracted, sorry, probably by OH NO WE'RE LATE FOR something or other! But I am getting better. Twas my darling boys first wedding on sat and he really enjoyed working for a living. Bless, he was so proud. And I got him there on time!

    I sincerely hope you're having a splendid Xmas and may it continue into a most happy and pain-free new year. All the best dear friend :-)

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  31. Hi Liz: Lovely to hear from you and thank you for your kind wishes.
    I am still baffling the medics with my ongoing dodgy health issues but, nevermind, still having a fun packed Xmas.
    Hope you are enjoying yours and george is being a good doggy...from all accounts, is that possible?
    Every good wish for 2009 to all in lovely Wales, from us all in sunny Liverpool.

    Di.xx

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  32. Hi Phillipa; Good to hear from you, glad you are feeling better. My health issues are still around but that doesn't stop me from having lots of Christmas Fun.
    I used to sing in the Church Choir when I was a youngster, for which we were paid the princely sum of 2shillings for each wedding we attended....seemed like a fortune then, particularly if we had a few on the same day.

    Every good wish to you and your darling Children for 2009.

    Love Di.xx

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  33. Happy New Year Trubes, To You and Yours from our Home in Nova Scotia.

    Love OT xx

    The word verification- was "bopst". A good word. Have to try and think of a meaning.

    Sort of like going to a " Bobby
    Sock Dance" Dancing to the 50's Rock and Roll.

    Bopst around the Clock tonight.

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  34. Hi Old Tarf: Good to hear from you and thank you for your kind wishes.
    Hope you're enjoying the festive season. I've put message on The Careless Sigh, to try and locate Mermaid...she's nowhere to be seen!

    Di.xx

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  35. I hope you have a really good 2009, despite all the gloom about, and you get to feel a lot better. Elby was hilarious on morphine...slagging Gordon Brown off to anyone who would listen and getting affirmation in return...if I was a nurse the post-op ward is the one I'd like to be in charge of. Thank you for your kind words on my rant. I deleted it when my blood pressure normalised.

    Lils x

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  36. Lilith: Hi, good to hear from you.
    Your rant was understadable...sometimes it's good to get things off your chest.
    Morphine is good stuff...I was as high as a kite when i was on it..may have to back on it again as I'm still having a lot of trouble with my back...so look out for some fireworks from Trubiedoo!
    Do hope Elby is feeling better.

    Di.xx

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  37. just wanted to wish you a happy new year's trubes...it has been a true pleasure this year getting to know you better...all the best for 2009 for you and yours!!!

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  38. This sort of thing will increasingly occur.

    Still, Happy New Year to you.

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  39. Yes Morphine is lovely - after surgery on my back I woke to find a nurse either side as I tried to leap out of bed to go jogging. I was stitched up down my lower spine and felt fantastic! Couldn't feel a thing. Did when the stuff wore off.

    My father was smashed up like Barry Sheene and had his hip wired together and pins in his legs and sciatic nerve mangled. There is nothing like nerve pain, it's everywhere. Just a blanket of pain and your head screams with pain and you can't think, although people can't see it. Dad was on morphine for 3 months after which they couldn't give him any more else he would become addicted. When it wore off he would scream, as the other patients would in that ward and in the next; the burns unit. Morphine is wonderful stuff.

    Let's hope we don't need it, Trubes. Best wishes for us all to have a hospital free and healthy new year xx

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  40. Happy New Year to you Daisy. I hope you have a wonderful 2009.
    It has been a pleasure making your aquaintance over the past couple of years...my blogging friends have been a lifeline to me, long may it last!

    Very cold here with a sprinkling of the white stuff!

    Love Di.xx

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  41. Happy New Year James and thanks for your kind wishes.


    Di.xx

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  42. Hi Phillipa:
    Good to hear from you again and every good wish to you and your family for 2009.
    I have enjoyed your blog and your comments over the last couple of years. Even on the lowest of days there is always somebody ready with a witty quip or something interesting to say....love it.

    Di.xx

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  43. Darling Trubes! What a lovely quote. You're right. Giving of time and love and one's self should be throughout the year. Maybe that should be my new year's resolution - that and making more effort to get online and wish my dear friends a happy and blessed new year! have a good one Di

    Sim xx

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  44. Dearest Mermies, so lovely to hear from you and thanks for your kind words.
    I do hope you keep up your blogging I've really enjoyed you writing and witiscisms over the last couple of years.
    From all I know of you you certainly do a lot of loving and giving, particularly in your Youth Work, so that's one resolution you won't have to make!
    E-mailing you soon...

    Di.xx

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  45. I hope that your Christmas was fanmagulous and that your New Year will be filled with everything you need and okay, a bit of what you want...sometimes need trumps want...hugs
    Sandi

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  46. By-eck it's a bit nippy. When I'm wearing a skirt I long for those pink bloomers I used to see old ladies wearing when I was a child. They always sat with their legs open a bit on the bus and you could see their suspenders peeping out from their stays. I can see the sense of it now.

    Hope you can manage the occasional toddy, Trubeywan :-)

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  47. Hi Sandi: Good to hear from you and thanks for your kind wishes. We had a lovely Christmas celebrated New Year quietly with champagne... Bliss!

    Di.xx

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  48. Hi Phillipa: By t'heck lass you're right it's Artic weather here too. I shall be sporting DT's long johns that he wears for golf, if it gets any colder.
    Have taken to having a nip of brandy in my coffee...purely medicinal....of course!

    Hope you are well and keeping warm.

    Di.xx

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