Good tidings fellow bloggers, and welcome all. It's that time of year again and those of you that read my blog regularly will know that it it's something of a tradition for me to post on or abouts Christmas with some kind of story or alternate message.
This year I've decided to take a suggestion from Bobby, a fellow blogger and write a kind of open letter to a few people who have meant a lot to me this year
Firstly: my family - my mum, dad and our kid. This year more than any other I've become really aware of the sacrifices my parents made for me when I was young - so thank you
Secondly: my friends - its funny how you have different kinds of relationships with different friends and how sometimes that changes back and forth, but this year I would particularly like to thank Argent and C.C. - without whom I don't know how I would have coped. Aargent for music and laughter, C.C. for getting me writing again - and to the latter - mate: wherever you are this Christmas be safe
I'd also like to say hi to my new friends Roxy and Samurai - looking forward to getting to know you better
Next up a quick word-up to everyone in Blogland, particularly Bug, Watercats and Lydia for much needed light relief and creative stimulation - especially for you guys there's a Christmas Quiz at the end (answers will be on the responses page) - many of the questions come from a programme called QI where the things you think you know turn out to be wrong - so it's more for your interest than as an actual quiz.
Finally to Herself. Someone at Toastmasters said this year that when you enter the room I light up. It's true - you are my light.
But enough of the sentimentality - it's time for music lovers everywhere to turn away and start running, as after frequent attempts to record myself playing something christmassy on my Saxophone I have gone with the least rubbish. Camera work is by Herself and she asked me to point out the highlighting of the "little" Merry Christmas. See what she did there?
Have a good one. Peace and goodwill to all.
1) Which Famous Chicken travelled to China?
2) What produces most of the Earth’s Oxygen?
3) Where do loofas come from?
4) What was Mozart’s middle name?
5) What is unusual about Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer?
6) What substance replaced lead in pencils?
7) Why is Santa's Grotto accident free for the 200th year running?