Thursday, January 1, 2009


Here's Helen's round up of Christmas Day in her recent email to the f.o.t.h.s
:-) Clippy Mat

Hi Y'all

We have had the best of days and I hope you've had as good a time as we have.
We've enjoyed such a marvellous olde time Christmas at Mams, just lots of family, lots of food and loads of laughs. There were sackfuls of small & fairly inexpensive but well-thought out gifts (we'd all agreed to this in advance).
Claire called from the US and we all got the chance to chat to her and Odele, which made Mam's day.
Because Mam had a fall recently and has a cast on her left arm, my brother and Jonathon got together and worked out a plan of campaign - they did all the food shopping, preparation and cooking. The result was one of the most delicious Christmas lunches I have ever had - Beautifully cooked Turkey crown & loin of pork, sprouts, cabbage, spuds boiled & roast, swede & carrots, stuffing, apple sauce, yorkshire puds, gravy, the absolute works, bless them!
Mam said it was the best gift they could have given her, so big fat tums & smiles all round.
I'm glad that John and I left our gifts to each other at home unopened - something to look forward to when we got back home. Bertie went mad with the wrapping paper (John put it all in an empty box but he jumped in among it and snuffled about for ages and is sitting at my feet now with his new squeaky toy hammer between his paws looking very chuffed, (we aren't allowed to touch it yet).

I'm off to bed now still stuffed & completely whacked!!

Yuletide love n hugs to all, Helenxxxxx


Crazy Mo said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time, Helen. Happy Christmas!

Stinking Billy said...

helen, I don't know what or who the acronym f,o,t.h.s, refers to, but let me have a little go at the photo. On the extreme left is Clippy, right? and second from the right is Helen, okay?

C said...

happy new year to you! nice blog entry. i enjoy reading your thoughts. i am very glad you have such wonderful friends, helen. they mean more than we can ever tell them, dont they...
god bless you this year, may good health be yours and much love around you.
my partner diane, is from manchester, and she makes yorkie puds when we have a big meal.. we LOVE them. oh i love the brits... so classy and elequint, you all are...


Wor Vron said...

Happy New Year Helen -all the best to you and yours. Love that photo of the F.O.T.H.S X

Busy Bee Suz said...

I missed this before.....Happy New Year!!!
Whacked? Is that drunk or tired???

Clippy Mat said...

suz: i'll field your question because helen's computer is down i think. whacked in this context means tired. see, your english vernacular is really improving cos you hang out on our blogs :-)