Hopefully that is the last post before January I mean.
Today we had our Group's Christmas lunch at the Gascony Hotel. I have walked my socks off this week and after walking up to visit Joy yesterday I decided that would be the last walk till I get back from my cruise.
However when I tried to get a taxi this morning the blighters had all switched their phones off.
Out of the blue I got a phone call from Veronica. She and Peter are now settling in their new house
near Torquay and had driven up to stay in their caravan for the Group's dinner. Before I could tell her of my plight she suggested picking me up. Wasn't that lucky?
They have not been so lucky as their excellent decorator had a heart attack whilst working there. They have visited him in hospital and thankfully he is recovering and has a stent which makes him feel so much better he has to be restrained from going back to work for a while.
The excitement this week was when a handsome fire fighter came to inspect my three electric blankets. One was antediluvian so I said don't bother to test it - just dump it but he took them off and asked if I wanted them to be dumped if dangerous. Luckily one passed with flying colours - even though it came from Mum's house and the other two - including the one I have been using every winter - were pronounced dangerous and dumped. Full marks to them but black marks to Customs
who charged a hefty charge on a Christmas gift from family in Australia and the Royal Mail zapped a handling charge on top.
Not exactly Christmas spirit.
So one more sleep and I'm off on the high seas. It so much nicer this time because instead of joining a ship of strangers I shall have my friend Dylan and a new friend - his grandson - who is 15.
And then when we land back at the end I shall be met by my eldest son and whisked off to spend New Year with him my DIL and two grown up grand- children - home for Christmas. I'm so grateful for this; just lately I 've been thinking I'm beginning to get over everything and then Wham bam you're bowled over again - back to square one.
I shall miss you all - and my lovely Scrabblers. God bless, keep the faith and see you in the New Year.xoxoxox
Before the welkin rang
Warming up a bit.
Here we go!