It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas…

Well – it may not look like it with the lack of snow but work has finished, the presents are wrapped and I think we’re pretty much ready to go here.  However, I am sad to say that by the end of the month I’ll have attended 2 funerals which is a most unusual situation for me.  The first was for Mum’s cousin Margaret who died suddenly and our friends Denis and Lin lost Lin’s Mum this month as well.  It is a hard time of year to lose someone and it reminds me to appreciate the very special people that I have in my life.  You know who you are. 😉

We have been having a lot of large dinners (both out and in) over the past little bit which isn’t so good for the waist line but is great for catching up with people.  In particular, we really enjoyed hosting the “old” Capenhurst crowd for a proper Christmas dinner and especially loved the fabulous games organised by Fred and Barbara.  Afternoon tea at the Grosvenor with the “new” Capenhurst ladies was a posh, expensive affair but we all enjoyed being fussed about for the afternoon.  We tried a new pub called the Goshawk with Debbie and Ian which was very festive with the roaring fire, twinkling Christmas lights and pictures on the wall wrapped up as presents and although I was disappointed with my choice of meal at last night’s Indian, it was nice to spend the evening with Gary and Jo.

In between feasting, we have been to see Peter Gabriel which was very entertaining – what an amazing voice he has.  There was a surprise birthday party, I went to Chester Cathedral to see the beautiful Christmas tress, I’ve also been keeping up with the hot yoga and Stella has had some walks and been the vet.  Although delighted with the first of these things, she was not at all happy about the second.  Poor little thing.

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I will report back on our comings and goings over the Christmas period here soon but in the meantime I hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends in the next couple of weeks.  Merry Christmas from me, Paul & Stella!