I have postponed my intended blog post of today, in favour of a rather special guest blog post. Written by a super nice blogging chum of mine Willie. Regular readers will have often seen his funny and at times pertinent comments on my posts. They are always good value. If you want to find out even more about the Wonderful Willie, click on my link above or his below and you will be whisked through to his site, rapidamente.
A Bit Of Ho Ho To Wish A Merry Christmas
Merci..Danke..To Jean, for asking me to do a guest post on her
When she asked me a couple weeks ago, l thought ‘goodness’.
Never done this before, l’m very much a verbal person, not a
So! What to write about...I have a trilogy in my life....’Love Food,
Love Cats, Love Pink’. And of course ‘MY’ music....Goes with out
In the end...I thought l might just ramble on about Christmas.
After all, it started way back on October 1st. And, will soon be
upon us....”Silent Night..Holy Night....”. “No! Not now Willie”...
My memory takes me back to the age of five...We lived in a two
up, two down home..with an outside toilet..HeHe! God! The paper
At that time there were quite a few Italians living here, in our
town, and, we were friends with one family in particular.
In fact, the lady/Mum of that family is still with us to~day, aged
96, and, l still pop round to see her and have coffee. Lovely lady.
So, it was traditional that we all went to midnight mass, on Christmas
Eve. Then early hours we would go home, a Dad would dress up
as Father Christmas, and, give out the prezzies.
I used to think back then, how silly Father Christmas was..With ALL
the windows and doors...Why does he come down the chimney???
I used to get a Christmas stocking to...Every year...Colouring books,
toys, and an orange! As l got older, l used to think, ‘when am l gonna get a stocking, with a leg in it’. :). But, that’s another story!
So, then l moved on, for the next 10~12yrs l was in the
entertainment, business so Christmas then was spent somewhere
on stage...’Do’in ma thang’. So, the festive season, was quite
lengthy then. I worked for the Americans back then, and they
sure know how to party! Oh! Yes!
In 1976 my daughter was born...Christmas was great. I just went
back to my childhood, and, played with her presents. Well! All except
the dolls! “Com’on Willie..You never stopped playing with Girls World”
“Well, just that one then”. :>).
And, just like any family, it’s great watching kids grow up, and enjoying
themselves, especially at Christmas.
From 1980, it was just the two of us, we spent Christmas with various
families and friends, and, of course new year!
Eat! Drink! And be Mary! HeHe!
So my daughter is settled now, no children, but they have two
doggies, and three cats. I really look forward in going up there.
l go on the coach...Wells Fargo...! New places to pose about, and
new people to be rude to! Great Fun!
My visits to Cheshire Oaks, and Ikea in Nottingham, l really look
And, l get to sleep with Zeeva...She is lovely...In the wee hours of
the morn’in l usually wake up and there she is under the duvet,
licking my ankles...Kinky!
Oh! Sorry! Forgot to say...Zeeva is one of my daughters Staffy’s.
And, pussy~cat Az...Loves to settle on my chest, inches from my
face...And dribble! HeHe! Love Pussy~Cats!
As you can tell, it’s ALL rather nice really, with cats and dogs, all
over the bed....Rather like the old days! “Willie”.
To close, huge thanks to Willie for writing this heartfelt and humorous post.
And as a footnote, a gentle reminder from me about voting for my blog in the UK Blog Awards 2015. The voting closes on December 3rd, that's this Wednesday. So if you would like to vote for me just click on the Blog Awards logo top right of this blog and you will be taken, quick sticks, straight through to my personal page.
Many thanks to all of you lovely folk who have already voted. I will discover on December 15th whether or not I have gone through to the final round. Fingers crossed.