Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Last Post 2009.........


Hullo ma wee blog,

My lovely G has today off and doesn't need to go back to work for 5 whole days. Having had a fairly busy Christmas we have elected to raise the drawbridge here in Robertson Towers and told the guards to set phasers to 'malky'* for the duration, set the mantraps in the grounds and I have deliberately not fed the crocs since September - just after I put the Christmas sprouts on - as apart from a few choice and probably unfortunate souls, we have decided to cut off from reality and self indulgently have the time to ourselves in secret, selfish, self indulgent self indulgence. Not tradition and not the way I was brought up {in a small village it was open doors for everyone all the way through to 3rd or 4th Jan} but 'Jings' I'm looking forward to it.

Nibbles will be nibbled, drinks will be drunk and thinks will be thunk. Baths and naps will be taken and walks may very well be walked. Cats will be stroked and fires will be poked. I may even be adventurous and blog a blog - who knows?

In many ways its been a bugger of a year and I'll be glad to see it scarper off over the horizon never to be seen again. Its been a testing time not just for me but for my lovely G and I want to try and show her how much I appreciate it by a bit of pampering, a bit of emphasis and a lot of sucking up.

The weather has put on its white coat once again and some of the snow has returned to garden and drive and with skies dark enough to show its intentions for the next day or so. Its the ideal cover to advertise a no travel policy to far away folks who always expect us to visit but rarely return the favour {maybe I should read something into that} and certainly never if there is a whiff of bad weather in prospect.

So we're going to coorie doon {snuggle down} for a day or two together. Supplies are in and the fire is lit. Falling snowflakes are counting down the last few hours to the turn of the year.

Let it snow Big Man, let it snow..........


Happy New year everybody, all the best for 2010. I wish you everything you would wish for yourselves.

see you later.........

Listening to the year ticking off........

*malky - An act or instrument of extreme violence.

4 comments:

Bovey Belle said...

Happy New Year to you and G too Al, and here's hoping 2010 will be an improvement on the bad bits of 2009. "BB" xx

Big Swifty said...

Happy New Year Al and family, and thanks for being my follower! Very best wishes for 2010. (And now I have to catch up on your last four weeks of blogs, as we've been awa'!)

Elizabeth Rhiannon said...

Big Al,
I think your true calling is writing! I have been pleasantly entertained by your blog since the day I stumbled upon it. A good stumble :) My blessings to you and your G, that your 2010 are bright, healthy, joyous and prosperous. See ya next year ;)

The Clever Pup said...

Happy New Year Alistair! Did you have a nice Hogmanay? Best wishes from your fair-haired first-footer in Toronto.

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