Happy Christmas everybody. I hope you all got some great Christmas presents this merry morn? My early and endearing memory was the lumpy brown parcel with the Eire stamps on it. I must have only been about five but I can remember the postman knocking on the door with the lumpy brown parcel tied up with string. My Irish grandmother had sent us one of her turkeys, some brown leather boots for me and my brother, a scarf, for my mother and I think a cigar for my dad, or was it some 'boot' socks? On top of the turkey would be a Christmas card in a envelope and a long letter all about the farm animals and how she was looking forward to hopefully seeing us again next summer. I think it was the lumpy Christmas parcel and the summer trips to my grandparents farm in rural Ireland. That inspired me to get an allotment and eventually live on my very own smallholding in the countryside, next to the sea.
Any road (northern English talk) I hope you got that book or spade, or cow or pig, packet of vegetable seeds, beer kit, along with the aftershave, new socks and jumper. And that includes the women. Eh?
Have a great Christmas and thanks for reading the blog and all your very welcome comments. Oh yeah I forgot somebody didn't I?
"Happy birthday Jesus."
God bless and have a great Christmas.