As I open the curtains, it looks like I’m getting new neighbours, or maybe the old neighbours have been resigned back up. You can never tell.
I fill out the London Midland form to get my one pound for the train being late yesterday morning. I clean the kitchen, I clean the bathroom. Then I wrap, and pack.
A while later I’m round the Greenies, say hello, delivering presents for the kids.
And yeah I’m wearing my Santa hat still.
Les joins us, this is it, this is Christmas, this is what I like.
Then the light, lights up. Its time to go. It’s time to get some exercise.
We head to the Rainbow, where Beardy, My brother, Les and Mr Greenie all appear, oh and Beardy.
We sit and they talk in the noisy environment. I sit, stare, people watch and smile politely as if I’m listening to every word.
We make it to Les’s happiness.
We sit in the snug area where it is quiet.
And so we talk, we listen, we laugh and we
leave. For the long long walk to
The Four Ashes.
Its so quiet here. So very, very , very quiet. So very quiet that our the bar is open. We say hello to Gary and move on.
We trundle back south to
The Harrows. As we enter
We see a notice. “Our Chef called in sick, and has not returned”.
As it happens though we try a couple of their pork pies.
A few beers.
And man is it quiet in here to.
Has everyone in the world been beamed up?
The end of the bar opening is called.This is it then, this is Christmas…
And so the journey home starts. 3 Wise men and another.
And with that I ponder what gifts I may recieve off Santa.
This one I received off the Poades for Andy's Wedding. I still have them today. I still love them, and while I have others, these are always the ones I select to wear. A gift so nice, a gift so gratefully received, I gift kept.