It is a long time since I felt as full as this. I have just eaten a three course meal brought by my carer - cooked by her mother. Good, plain Yorkshire food, well-cooked (and well-eaten). I don't feel as though I ever wish to eat aagain. Prawn cocktail, turkey with pigs (minus the blankes), gravy, stuffing,roast and mashed potatoes, sprouts, swede mashed, roast parsnips, peas and finally Christmas pudding and brandy sauce. I shall make the coffee and sit and drink it (to keep myself awake while I watch Strictly)
I did watch The Queen - did you? I thought what a stalwart she is. She looks very old today - missing Prince Phillip - the first year is always the worst. But she does keep going through thick and thin.
I have gone through widowhood twice - once after 39 years and once after 23 years. On the whole one doesn't think about it until it happens - luckily. And happen to us all it does - either we are the one to stay or the one to go. And we have little choice over which it is.
It will soon be new year - only another week and then we start with a clean slate. Let's hope for reasonable weather through the next eight weeks, plenty of sunshine and as little snow as is possible.
Enjoy the rest of the holiday.