Nollaig Shona Duit. Happy Christmas.

I just wanted to take a moment to wish you all a very happy Christmas or holiday or what ever you celebrate this time of year.photo credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/lutetia/4253400153/">pavillon sully</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/">cc</a>

Here in Ireland we take our Christmas very seriously.  Many will be on holidays from Christmas Eve until Jan 5th. In my house we will go to Mass, (yes even I will), on Christmas Eve. It is the beginning of the family traditions. Even though my children have grown up and the youngest is all of 12, they have all sent their letters to Santa as always, and will look forward to seeing what he brought this year.

I would also like to warn you all of the perils of drink and the things you might say or suggest. While on a night out recently, after one or two small glasses of wine, I asked a great friend of mine, if she and her family would like to come to ours on Christmas Day. They accepted! So tomorrow we will have a busy, loud and fun filled day. However she comes from a house a little bit different to mine. If I were to say she has a white carpet and a white couch you may begin to understand what I mean. Oh the pressure. Today I looked around my less than perfect house with a critical eye. For hours my family and I did our best to make it acceptable. Tonight as I look at it I have decided that I was trying to achieve the impossible. Instead I have stocked up on wine and hope that within a very short while of my friends arrival she will be wearing rose tinted glasses.

So until I’m online again I would like to wish you all a great Christmas. I have so enjoyed your company this year. You have all helped, in no small measure, to put me back together again, after the very sad year that was 2013. Thank you one and all.

To the small number of my blogging friends who do not look forward to this time of year, who are missing lost loved ones and who are struggling with life, I hope you get through okay, and that 2015 will be kind to you.

See you soon.

Slán agus Sláinte.

xxxxxxx

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Nollaig Shona Duit. Happy Christmas.

  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Tric! I know the feeling of white carpet/couch people. There are a few in my family as well. I have finally realized that I am who I am, not how clean (or messy) my house is. Wish I had learned it earlier. Thanks for being in my corner this past year! So glad we found each others blogs!! ☺️

    1. Thanks Deb. I hope you get through tomorrow okay and that you feel Mike close.
      It’s been a real pleasure ‘getting to know you’ too. Your house sounds a lot like mine!
      Best wishes. xxx

  2. Tric – I have a friend like that – her house is so perfect and mine is not – not even close to hers – but our friendship is built on mutual admiration and respect – I accept she’s perfect and she accepts I’m not! Enjoy and as I always say – if someone visiting my home is only interested in what kind of home I keep, then I’m not very interested in that someone! Merry Christmas and may the new year bring you peace and joy.

  3. Merry Christmas Tric! I thought only the likes of Madonna had white sofas and carpets.. Needless to say I will never be the proud owner of a white couch. We decorated our hallway last month, and already it’s covered in marks and doodles – funnily, all about 2-3 feet from the ground!

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