Happy Xmas and a Merry New Year!

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I like Xmas, and I like calling it that.  For my reasons, go back anew-holly cr year and read this.

The week, and today, has been rather busy.  Which is like saying the solar surface is rather warm.  Entertainment, and work to keep in order the pool and what is left of the garden after all the depredations of various building operations,  were a challenge.  Then we did the nightmare run to our white elephant … er, the Shing Kaka Airport … to fetch the Capetowned-out contingent.  I have written a thirteen-stanza epic on the subject of road rules as practised in South Africa …

It seems that daughter and the granddaughters had a ball down there.  We were not popular that one of the budgies had unexpectedly keeled over while in our sole care.  I got accusing looks – most unfairly because I carried out all the feeding and watering and cleaning chores devotedly.

Our Xmas Tree this year is rather cramped into our lounge/bedroom

Our Xmas Tree this year is rather cramped into our lounge/bedroom

Today was more gardening and preparation and last-minute shopping and all that jazz.  Unlike last year, when we had barely moved in, the house is now unsuitable for Xmas dinner entertainment – that’s progress! – so we will foregather at the home of Br-and-Sr-I-L.

Meow-ry Xmas from Mister Mack posing with poinsettia.

Meow-ry Xmas from Mister Mack posing with poinsettia.

Much Better Half was not impressed today.  Turkey and stuffing are her contribution to the feast, and she is really proud of her stuffing.  She made a large batch just in time to go into the turkey to be roasted, and aftCopy of xmas col jpeg-1(R)er taking her eyes off it for a moment found that Toby, one of the sheepdogs, had snaffled it from the counter top and scoffed the lot.

He still had the nerve to demand supper, later, in spite of being stuffed with stuffing made of bread and onions and all the other mystery ingredients not recommended for a doggy diet.


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34 Responses to Happy Xmas and a Merry New Year!

  1. disperser says:

    Merry Xmas and HapMMXVI


  2. what frolics and fun….stolen stuffing though is no fun!!


  3. Grannymar says:

    Hoping yule find much merriment during the festive season. That poor dog… you should think of feeding him! 😉 May 2016 be kind to you and yours, Col.


  4. calmgrove says:

    Merry Yule to you and yours, Col, and enjoy the seasonal hot weather, dammit.
    Yours, from a cold and wet Northwestern Europe, Chris.


  5. I hope the stuffing story didn’t have a sequel. One Christmas our golden retrver snaffled the turkey when the house was at sixes and sevens because a boat was being built in the dining room. We’d had the Chrismas Day serving but there were still at least two weeks worth of leftovers!

    Have a lovely day and may all be well with you and yours.


  6. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    progress is slow…so plod on……Mrs Coll must be very good cook as dogs are very fussy about what they eat…just make some more!

    Happy Christmas to you all in SA


  7. cobbies69 says:

    And may yours be the best and all that you wish it to be..


  8. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    Merry Christmas (I like to call it that-in spite of not being a practicing Christian) Condolences on the sad loss of your turkey stuffing! I trust that a second lot was rustled up and guarded till in it’s proper place.
    Love and best wishes to all.


  9. toutparmoi says:

    And a Happy Xmas from me to. At this time of year Wellington NZ can still be chilly, but we’ve had a gorgeous day today. I’ve just got home from Xmas dinner at my brother’s place, feeling more than a little stuffed.


  10. etinkerbell says:

    Wish you a happy Christmas to you and your family. Cheers. Stefy.


  11. Pussycat44 says:

    Merry, merry to you and all of yours, too, Col. I’m glad the dog enjoyed being stuffed. 🙂
    P.S. It was real Durban hot here today 😦


  12. hahaha what a naughty doggy 😀 #stuffed


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