Christmas Day

Merry Christmas, Everyone!

For your bemusement, let me offer what Much Better Half had to put up with by way of a present because the present wasn’t present. This sheet of paper was handed to her:

Now, how did we spend Christmas Day? Traditionally, at home, with guests. Some couldn’t make it at the last minute, sadly, but over-catering never goes amiss.

A hot day so I laid on lots of shade including the gazebo I recently repaired.

I carved the turkey, but the kids did the present hand-outery.

Then further drinks and chatting out in the open on the deck overlooking the sea.

Β© December 2018 Colonialist

About colonialist

Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies. Recently Indie Publishing has been added to this list.
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31 Responses to Christmas Day

  1. Debra says:

    This is the best IOU I’ve ever witnessed! Very clever, indeed! And it appears your Christmas was spent with those you love and much fun. I can’t think of any necessary improvements. πŸ™‚


  2. I remember my first boyfriend buying me Blue Grass perfume and lotion, but that was eons ago. 😳 Great poem, Col. Much better than old fashioned perfume. πŸ˜ƒ


  3. Sue W says:

    Haha! Love it, very clever Les πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Arkenaten says:

    Complaints of the Season Mister N.
    Let’s hope we are around to complain about many more!

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  5. Calmgrove says:

    My seasonal wishes to you are sent,
    Just as yours to Better Half are scent
    (or would be if not just now absent,
    Not present but soon to be present).

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  6. etinkerbell says:

    Merry Christmas !πŸΈπŸΈπŸ™‹

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Sue W says:

    Blue Grass!! Blue Grass? Are you certain that’s what she wanted?


    • colonialist says:

      She loves Blue Grass β€” even used it when we were on honeymoon! And has recently run out of an ongoing supply.

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      • Sue W says:

        Wow! And I thought I’d used my perfume for a long time, around twenty years I think. Family buy others for me but they never fit the bill and I always go back to my old favourite!


        • colonialist says:

          What is it?
          Blue Grass introduction is given as 1989 (a lie!) or more believably 1934 or 1936, So it was around before we were born, and remains delightful and unmatched.

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          • Sue W says:

            Organza by Givenchy. It was a guess that I used it for twenty years, it feels that long. I’ve just looked it up and it was apparently created in 2004. I must have used it from the beginning and I use it daily. My close friend and former colleague, Alison, once said it smelled so good they should change its name to Orgazma! In our heads the name stuck and now when I’m asked what I’m wearing I have to think very carefully before I speak!


  8. Looks like you had a happy day!


  9. disperser says:

    Beautiful. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours.


  10. Carmen says:

    Merry Christmas, β€˜Col’!


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