I hope your festivities went without hitch and that you all had a peaceful time and enjoyed your day.
Here are some photographs from Christmas 2013 here at Peapods.
We had an impromptu visit to the German Market in Brum......... same old tat......same stalls in the same places.... nothing to new to see here! I was pre-op and moody. I took no joy from being here at all! Miserable old cow that I am!
(I did love the colours of the felt stall though!)
And this colourful character made me smile from the tip of his baby pink mowhak to the tips of his electric blue brothel creepers! What a dude!
They'd even sold out of Reindeer burgers. Bugger!
Someone had a ripping time on Christmas day!
I was embarrassingly and spectacularly spoilt as usual. I got my much longed for Lumix camera *swoon* (the above pics were taken on my iphone just in case you were thinking how rubbish it was! lol), amongst lots of other lovely gifts.
We spent the day with immediate family at my brother's house where he and his lovely lady cooked a spectacular meal which I didn't know whether to eat or climb to the summit of. In the end I managed about a third of it before my crampons gave out and I had to admit defeat.
We played silly games and chilled out in the afternoon. My brother asked musical quiz questions in the style of Vic Reeves' pub singer which had me laughing so much my stitches were in dire threat of bursting.and a family rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody topped off the day.
Next day was a tad quieter and we visited the Cemetery to put some flowers on my Nan's grave and to the allotment to light a candle for Dad.
I know it may sound odd, but the cemetery at Lye is one of the most beautiful sacred spaces I know. There are lots of huge, ancient trees there which I can gaze at for ages. The air was incredibly cold and crisp and the sun shone weakly through the branches. I love this atmospheric shot I took just as I happened to glance across the graveyard.
A very old ivy covered Celtic cross
More beautiful trees. There was a huge branch on the floor just out of shot which was the result of the recent storm damage.
I'm in hibernation mode today. I'm still recuperating from my op and don't really feel like doing anything very strenuous right now. I'm getting gastric pain every other day which is almost as bad as the gall bladder pain and it is, quite frankly, doing my head in and making me a little depressed. I'm scared to eat anything at all now for fear of an attack. The good thing about it is that I've lost 2 stones in weight!
Man is threatening to do something cheffy with a couple of lobsters we have in the freezer. I think I may have to request a plain jacket potato instead. How times have changed!
See you soon!