OK so the holiday period in the UK is not quite over as my company closes down for the holiday from Christmas to New Year, but with other folks already returning to work and the remaining days feeling like little more than a long weekend, I thought it was time to look back over the holiday.
Overall, it was a really good Christmas for me. I went to my youngest son’s last weekend to stay with them for one night on my way to collect my 86 y/o mother and bring her back home to celebrate with us.
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Yesterday Mrs DeeJay, my mother and I went to Bluewater shopping mall to primarily exchange presents that did not fit etc, but as you may have expected with two women in tow, we spent a considerable time looking at the Sale goods (clothing of course!). The day was a mix of feelings for me as it was the first time my mother has needed the use of a wheelchair to get around and it instantly brought home to me how frail she has become in the last 12 months. It also brought back memories of pushing my father around the shops in a wheelchair 25 years ago before his untimely and very young death.
I have had a very musical Christmas this year with several albums from Gordon Giltrap to Muddy Waters and Howlin’Wolf as well as Wishbone Ash, The Scissor Sisters, Gary Moore, Billy Idol and – shall I admit to this one – Kylie Minogue (including the DVD).
In addition, Mrs DeeJay having become fed up with my incessant questioning “who’s that then” whenever a track begins playing on the radio, bought me a quiz game ‘Spot the Intro’ which we have played several times over the holiday. And yes, I have upheld my champion title throughout!!
Oh well although I still have 3 days left, one of which will be spent driving the 500 mile round trip to take my mother home, I suppose my attention will slowly turn back towards work and a planned tough year ahead. The first hurdle to jump is the threatened BAA strike for 7th January which is the day I am supposed to be travelling to the