Dandelion wrote:Me mum gets some home-made cookies. Wife and I don't do presents for each other at christmas. We'd rather give each other some things during the course of the year, when we see something the other might like.
Not much Christmas spirit in this household Not even a tree...
Wouldn't it be fun to see that "Chrstmas Spirit" - caring about others and suchlike, especially the poor and downtrodden - all year round and not only once a year? It's a bit like Mother's Day - surely Mum loves it, when she gets flowers and a Dinner invitation ONCE a year, and has to do the chores (without thanks and flowers) for the other 364 days..
And the prize for best reply to this thread goes to Dandelion.
Hear Hear Sir I’m in total agreement with you
No Christmas tree in this apartment either but that is largely down to a young and MENTAL cat who would trash it within hours
I’m planning a sponsored walk just for me.
Over the last few weeks my doctor has told me I’m not well. He has given me a list of things I can and can’t do
If I was a normal person and took his advice to the letter I would have wrapped myself up in cotton wool balls and gone to bed until spring
I’m sure it will come as no surprise to this forum that I am a very long way removed from being normal
I already had this idea in mind but reading Dandelions post has spurred me on.
On Christmas Day I am going to walk to the top of a local spot.
Yes Manchester does have beauty spots as I’m sure Dotsie will confirm
Ok at 1100 feet above sea level I’m not expecting to get into The Guinness Book of Records and not too worried about encountering an unfriendly Yeti but as my Doctor tells me the local shop is too far then that’s a challenge to authority and right up my street
If I make it I will donate the price of a Christmas tree to an organization who will make sure it goes to the poor and downtrodden. (So that’ll mean it will come back to me then ).
Thanks for inspiring me Dandelion and a very Merry Christmas to you.
Sir Edmund Hillary in Manchester and in training