Just calling by to wish everyone the very happiest Christmas they can have in these very strange times.
I certainly know that here it isn't going to be anything like it was last year when we could have as many people crammed around our Christmas table as we wanted.
I will be very grateful for the two people who "are" able to sit at the table with Mr Heart and I that's for sure, but there will be two special folk missing .. .. .. .. the London Kids who are locked in Tier 4.
We have known for a while that we wouldn't be together so I have slowly come to terms with not seeing them.
I did send them my favourite Christmas card of this year though:
Thankfully we have Facetime to share so we can see each other and can chat for as long as we want to .. .. and plans have been made to get the Playstation cranked up and for us all to play on-line games with each other that make us laugh (mainly because Mr Heart and I are so rubbish at them). We had a "trial run" over the weekend and things went well (surprisingly) so hopefully we won't be too big a disappointment in the league table. LOL!!.
So simple pleasures that I am really looking forward to (though it might involve me having to download additional games as the week goes on).
I always thought I appreciated everything and everyone in my life but I must admit this year has taught me that I perhaps haven't appreciated things enough .. .. .. and hopefully I will come out of all this a better person.
Take care everyone.
Have the very best Christmas you can and thank you so much for all your visits and lovely comments over the past year. I appreciate each and every one very much.
.. .. .. just to add .. .. ..
Tonight I have just been reminded of something else I have mistakenly taken for granted ... .. tonight our central heating has decided to stop working (even though it was serviced not so long ago). We have hot water but no heat (grateful thanks for the hot water Mr Chaos disher outerer). Tomorrow will see us raid the roof space for any electric heaters we have squirrelled away "just in case".
Hope I can make the house warm enough for Mum tomorrow .. .. she normally lives in temperatures that a greenhouse would be proud of .. .. .. whilst she wears multiple layers of clothing!