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Christmas Day - Boxing Day .... A Very Quick Summary. 
30th-Dec-2008 05:10 pm
Adventure before dementia

As I said when I posted yesterday, we all had a great time over Christmas.

Below the cut are some picyures - of Jiffy, Mum & Dad and Tim & Claire.  We spent Christmas Day at Mum and Dads and then Boxing Day at Tim and Claires.

Father Christmas was very busy - I had some great things, as well as my Torchwood DVDs (Squeee, again); including a new sewing machine from Mum and Dad, some more jewellery, some sweets and some jigsaws.  DJ bought me the most amazing new silk for my riding hat - in all colours of the rainbow (!) and Mum knitted me a set of 3 gloves!!!!  (2 for my left hand, as it means I can wear them all the time to keep my old injury feeling happy!).

So, as you can see I was truly spoilt ... as was Jiffy, as you can see in the pics :-

Jiffy looking for his pressies -

With his pressie from Tim and Claire -

Tim, still with more pressies to open ... and showing that it is his turn to be injured this year (You can tell we are very close!) -


Jiffy with one of his pressies from mum and Dad -

In the car, waiting to go to Tim and Claires, he is wearing his new lead that Kai (Toni's dog) bought him -

Dinner time -

Tea time -

So, as you can see, we had a great family time together.

Tim and Claire are very special people - and it is a privilege to be close to them.  As for our parents ... it is lovely that even though they are the age they are, we still can spend brilliant times together.


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30th-Dec-2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, I am lucky - but also know that I am lucky! I do notice it when I speak to friends, and also, I don't get on as well with my other brother (we are great together - but not that special something that Tim and I share!)
30th-Dec-2008 05:38 pm (UTC)
That sounds like a really wonderful Christmas!
30th-Dec-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
It was great, Thank You.
30th-Dec-2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Oh it looks and sounds like you had a great time! So pleased X-D
30th-Dec-2008 06:26 pm (UTC)
Thanks - it was lovely - and certainly Jiffy enjoyed himself!
30th-Dec-2008 05:59 pm (UTC)
Sounds like both you and Jiffy had a very good holiday. I'm not close to a lot of my blood relations. I have a wonderful family of my son and best friend, Tommy. I have adopted Tommy's aunt and uncle as part of my family. Hope you have a wonderful New Year's holiday to go along with the Christmas blessings you received.
30th-Dec-2008 06:27 pm (UTC)
Oh Jiffy can't see why we can't do that every week!

Yes, I am lucky - but also I know |I am lucky. I am not as close to my other brother - but this one is like my close friend, as well.
30th-Dec-2008 06:59 pm (UTC)
Sounds lovely. I love the photo of Jiffy in the car! LOL!

I looked everywhere for jigsaw puzzles this year, and didn't find any good ones!!
30th-Dec-2008 07:39 pm (UTC)
Jiffy is great - once his harness goes on, he knows he is getting in the car .... and in he gets. He loves being with us all, so that is why he is happy I suppose.

I love unusual jigsaws, so usually get a couple every year - This time Toni bought me a Tigger and a Pooh "impossipuzzle". So I think it will be a day or two before I finish them - LOL
30th-Dec-2008 07:06 pm (UTC)
I like jigsaw puzzles, too. Alas no one got me one this time around.

Jiffy seems to have had a superb visit from Santa Paws. Glad you guys had such a nice holiday. Have a wonderful New Years.
30th-Dec-2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
I love unusual jigsaws, so usually get a couple every year - This time Toni bought me a Tigger and a Pooh "impossipuzzle". So I think it will be a day or two before I finish them - LOL

Jiffy had great fun - and was thoroughlu spoilt. trouble is he can't see why we don't do this every week!

Hope you have a great New Year as well.
30th-Dec-2008 07:24 pm (UTC)
Awww!! Jiffy is probably the cutest dog ever!! *gg*
And you are really gifted with a family like yours! Wonderful pics! The only person missing is YOU!!! (I know - you were shooting the Oh, and your Christmastree looks so beautiful!! This little teabox made me cute!

Thanks for sharing!!! *hugs you*

30th-Dec-2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
Jiffy is lovely - and thoroughly enjoyed Christmas - I think that he hopes it would happen every week!

Hope that you had a great Christmas Andy - *hugs* back.
30th-Dec-2008 08:08 pm (UTC)
hehe That would mean tons of fun for him, I totally can imagine that. LOL

Yes,thank you, I had a wonderful and quiet Christmas, great presents and too much to eat..;0)
30th-Dec-2008 07:53 pm (UTC)
Looks like a good time - and what a lovely pic of your cake - I was just thinking about those trees - we always had them on our cake when I was younger. I love the carol singers.
30th-Dec-2008 09:35 pm (UTC)
I love the decs on cakes - Mum made hers in the form of a wreath, and covered it in holly as something different this year.
30th-Dec-2008 07:59 pm (UTC)
Jiffy got the most gifts, huh? He's such a cutie :)
30th-Dec-2008 09:36 pm (UTC)
Well Jiffy knows that Father Christmas rewards "good boys" so presumed everything was for him! Actually, he did very well - 10 pressies with his name on.
30th-Dec-2008 09:45 pm (UTC)
BTW - I forgot to ask: 'Teatime' = is this a cake? Looks yummy and very Christmassy if it is.
30th-Dec-2008 09:51 pm (UTC)
Yes - we have a deep-fruit cake in England, decorated with marzipan and then white icing. This s what Claire had - Mum made hers in the form of a ring, and then covered it in holly, like a wreath.
30th-Dec-2008 09:23 pm (UTC)
Jiffy seems to be very proud of his new toy. :)

It's nice to hear (and see) that you had a lovely Christmas, too!
30th-Dec-2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
Jiffy loves all his toys - but his teddy-style ones he really looks after.

Yes, I had a great time and I hope that you did as well.
31st-Dec-2008 09:17 am (UTC)
Yes, I had a very good Christmas. :)

(You might have missed this:
It was posted *very* stealthily... ;) )
31st-Dec-2008 11:56 am (UTC)
Thanks for the link
30th-Dec-2008 10:20 pm (UTC)
It looks like everyone had a wonderful time!
31st-Dec-2008 09:05 am (UTC)
It was great, thanks ... Although I do think Jiffy is hoping we do this more often!
31st-Dec-2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
So glad you all had a great christmas together, Deborah, and I love that second to last picture of Jiffy.
31st-Dec-2008 07:41 pm (UTC)
I think Jiffy decided that the whole timwe was just for his benefit!

We all had a great time though.
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