Tuesday, 11 December 2007

Getting into the Christmas spirit

Rainy day shopping ...

 

 Hi  there here I am again, I have caught up with all your lovely entries, so now… shall I do an entry? Or shall I do the ironing?... .Hmm guess what I decided?

As ever at this time of year such a lot to do and not enough time I still have loads of cards to write, though the ones that have to go abroad have gone ,just the rest to do ,and the final post for second class mail is next Monday , I can now put up my decorations ,little tradition of mine ,It is my second son Derek’s forty sixth birthday today ,I would never put up the trimmings until he had had his birthday ,So that his special day didn’t get confused with Christmas ,

With all my love a very Happy Birthday son.

May be you would prefer this to the cake ....

 

As I mentioned I found another one of the Twelve days of Christmas windows, this was in a children’s wear, shop window .Eleven Pipers Piping. It was pouring with rain on the day I took the picture; you either get reflections or raindrops!

 

 

 

 

Last Wednesday ,I went to the over sixties Christmas party, we had lots of lovely food and fun .We were again served by the gentleman of the local Rotary club, amongst them was Richard who I worked with when I first left school, and entertained by the choral society, They entertained us with many lovely Christmassy songs and we all joined to sing carols, Incidentally I learned that the club has been running for fifty eight years,Have a lovely day everyone ,with love from

              

 

37 comments:

cornwalldreckly said...

A son with a December birthday, your planning was almost as bad as mine - Sam was born on 20th December!!  

ukgal36 said...

Loved the pics...you always make me homesick but in a good way!
happy birthday to your son who is the same age as me...;-)
Lyn

jeanno43 said...

Happy Birthday to Derek.  Loved the two photos.  The high street looks so quiet and peaceful but very pretty and I liked the shop window display.  I still feel bad about not sending cards overseas this year but it was just too expensive.

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kirkbyj05 said...

Happy Birthday to your 'Boy' Jan.  
I hope he has a great day!
What a lovely time you must have had dining out with all your friends at the Over 60's Club.  
The Rotary Club Gentlemen had happy smiling faces....I'm sure you all had a whale of a time!
Loved the Twelve Days of Christmas window.  Hope the rain goes away for you soon.  We have frost and snow on the tops of the fells.   Brrrr!
Hugs
Jeanie xxx

sdrogerson said...

as one who has a birthday on thr 27th of this month I appreciate on behalf of your son your thoughtfulness............ my mother and father always made sure my birthday wasn't lost in Christmas.............

cayasm said...

Hi Jan looks like a good time was had by all lovely pictures. I'm still way behind on Christmas stuff not even written my cards yet..lol
Happy Birthday to your son. the Lavender Blue displays great as always.

Love
Yasmin
xx

haileen2003 said...

Glad you decided to leave the Ironing! (lol)
Enjoyed the pictures of your Day.....you look good on Camera!...I hate having my picture taken
We 'hold back' with Christmas until after my Birthday celebration 14th, so understand....... 'Happy birthday to Derek'.
Aileen......X
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marainey1 said...

I love the theme of the 12 days of Christmas.  It is a nice touch to the window displays.  It is raining here today.  I've still not got my cards in the mail.  I'm hoping they will be by tomorrow.  It would be hard having a birthday so close to Christmas.  Nice that you wait til after your son's birthday. It makes both ocassions more special that way. Hope you have a great day.  'On Ya' - ma

blpltt said...

Lovely entry Jan, makes me feel comfortable.  I haven't sent my cards off yet, they're mostly written, but I'm printing photos to go off with some.  Sloooow down, is how I feel about Christmas. a fortnight to go, chill out..............
Bunny xx

lanurseprn said...

I'm with you....leave the ironing for later! LOL! I enjoyed your photos. It looks like it was a fun event for everyone! When I am 60 I hope that I find a club like that to join.  Heck, I'd join one at 50!! I think it's good to get out and see your friends like that.
Your town looks so pretty! Nice and Chrismassy! I sure wish I could come see your city someday.
Have a great day today.
Hugs..Pam

oddb0dkins said...

I bet you can't get pictures of all twelve days before the 25th. Now there's a challenge for you.

B. x

ally123130585918 said...

"Happy Birthday to Derek" hope he is having a good one ~  Loved the Twelve days of Christmas window ~ that Rainy day shopping does look wet and cold lovely picture though ~ and the pictures of the Christmas party are great ~ lovely one of you ~  and the tables looked really festive ~ sounds like you all had a good time with plenty of food and good entertainment ~ Ally x

pharmolo said...

Looks like the shops are nicely decorated, Jan. Happy 46th to Derek.

jaymact1 said...

The tables looked lovely and so do all the ladies. Hope you had a great time. Love Joan.

astoriasand said...

A Liitle late in the day Jan but a very "Happy Birthday " to your Son. Both my Sons birthdays are on the 15th and 16th December,so it proves an expensive time.The shop windows have been lovely havn't they.Thanx for sharing them with us.The town looks cold and wet but very nice,with the Christmas Tree in view.You certainly had a wonderful time at the over sixties club.Everything looks great.OH! the ironing will wait, much rather you write and update for us LOL!! Have a lovely evening.Take Care God Bless Kath
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rdautumnsage said...

It may of been raining, but none the less charming. Wish your son a belated Birthday from me! I always enjoy your window shop pictures. (Hugs) Indigo

kategshepherd said...

Hi there, managed to get Martin to drive me past the shop front on Sunday, although he wasn't stopping for anything. Told him he would have to bring me over to spend some time with you and we can go looking (shoppting!!!)together. It was lovely to see you. Hope that you are both well. I texted Derek this morning. Have read Jeanie's entry and cried. What am i like ah! Hope Pops hasn't discovered his advent calendar yet he he ho ho. Love you to the stars and back.  

jckfrstross said...

Have a good week:)

Deb

madcobug said...

Happy Birthday to Derek. Your pictures were great. Looks like everyone was having a good time. Helen

debbiewebb4465 said...

Hi Jan! Happy birthday to Derek ~ bet he'd prefer the pint lol! Lovely photo's, so glad you had a great time with the ladies! Can't wait to go shopping again......and boy am I gonna make up for all the missed weeks!!!! Take care, love Debbie xxx
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gaboatman said...

Jan
I always get a warm and fuzzy feeling when I read your posts.  I'm glad you put off the ironing and gave us another entry.  Just selfish I guess, LOL.  Merry Christmas to you and Maurice!  Happy Holidays!
Sam

nightmaremom said...

Love the shot of the rainy street and the lights... it's so 'cute' for a lack of a better word.  I'd love to be there!   Happy Birthday to Derek!!!   Have a good day and so glad you skipped the ironing.
love ya
d

mariealicejoan said...

Oh Jan, you did make me smile with this lovely entry.  Loved seeing all the pictures of the Rotary dinner and also of the rainy streets.  I hope that Derek had a lovely birthday.  I think I would have chosen to do an entry rather than ironing as well!  But then, I am really lucky as Todd does all our ironing! Yes, I am blessed, and I know it!  :-)  
love,
Marie
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nay0114 said...

Hello Jan,
This is my first visit to your journal. I come by way of DSD and hope you are enjoying being MOTW. I loved all the pictures you shared. Love the street shots it's nice to see what it looks like in other places. Happy Birthday to your son. Love the Pipers window very pretty.
Take care, Chrissie

lindapaterson177 said...

Happy Birthday Derek luv bella xx

jmoqueen said...

Love the piccies and glad you had a good time at your xmas do :o)  Happy belated birthday to Derek ~ hope he had a good day xx

Jenny

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lsfp1960 said...

Wow Jan, we were prego at the same time.  My daughter Julie was 46 on December 4th.  I did get your lovely card, thank you so much!  I think your weather is about the same as ours...wet, cold, freezing, sunny, wet & cold.   Linda in Washington state

frdbrow7 said...

Jan - you didn't mention that that street scene used to be a river scene!  I do believe the river still runs beneath it.  Wonder if there are any old photos around, as I have never seen when that street was a river.
I admit to staying in when the weather is cold and miserable - I'm a real hibernater!
Your Christmas lunch looks like fun - the waiters look like they might break into song ;-)
Wishing Jan and all of her readers a happy stress free Christmas!
Love Freda

lindaggeorge said...

We have our Christmas Lunch at school next Wednesday. The staff serve the children. They have the usual christmas turkey and trimmings with crackers.
We usually clear nearly as much food of the floor  as got eaten! Lol.

Merry Christmas,

Linda.x

nedmoh said...

Hi Jan ,Happy belated Birthday to Derek ,hope his day was good .
Your over sixties Christmas party looked fun .Nice to see a photo of you along with the lovely ladies .Good to see the Pipers piping in the shop window ,Did anyone guess your knitting ?........With my love to you ....Jeanxx

faveanti said...

I've had that song running through my head all week "There's a hole in my bucket....." and to see that very thing in your journal.........well!  I'll maybe think of another song now!  Glad you made the entry and not The Other Choice.  You know it makes sense!
love, Angie, xx
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mortonlake said...

 happy  birthday  from   me   to  him  as  well.    good  pics  jan. reflections  cant  be helped,only  way  to  stop  them  is  to  press  camera  against  glass.  and  then  you  dont  get  it  all  in        lol         great  journal        all  the  best,mort

cacklinrosie101 said...

Happy Birthday to your son!  Your weather looks like ours...dreary, chilly and wet.  Love, love the shop window!  You really have the prettiest shop windows I've seen.  Have yourself a good weekend!  Love xx Chris

jlocorriere05 said...

Happy birthday to Derek! It looks like you all had a great time at the dinner. The window display is lovely, you seem to have some good ones around your area! Have a lovely weekend! Jeannette xx  http://journals.aol.co.uk/jlocorriere05/Welcometomytravels/  

lindachapmanuk said...

Lovely pics Jan Linda x x

funnyface0s0 said...

Hi Jan - the window display looks lovely as do all the people in your pics - nice entry :o)
Luv Jaynee x

beckiepainton said...

hope my xmas party is as good as yours was!Beckie x