Christmas Morning Disaster


Christmas Day did not commence as well

as it should have this year.

  MGW’s first task was to prepare some roast pumpkin

for lunch at her sister’s place.

So first thing out of bed…

down to the kitchen….

utensils at the ready.

Next thing was the pumpkin,

which had been stored in our pantry

for a couple of days due to a fridge full of food.

She reached for said pumpkin and

her fingers penetrated the skin.

With thoughts of salvaging some of it for lunch

she attacked it with the carving knife

only to be sprayed with smelly pumpkin juice.

Yes!  It was rotten.  To the core!

I am certain that I stored home grown pumpkins

for weeks in an old shed many years ago.

So much for the Fresh Food Supermarket!!!!

Sister-in-law’s telephone is not answering

so carrots have been substituted for pumpkin.

The thing is…if someone else is cooking carrots also

we are going to have good eyesight way into 2018.


Merry Christmas,

to one and all…

as we  head off for our

Christmas Lunch with family…followed by

an evening meal at Number 2 Son’s house

where his In-Laws will also join us.



Week 119


Over the past twelve months, or so,

we have seen people doing many things.

Sun-baking on a stone beach at Nice.


Many of us grumble that our early entry to

the Palace of Versailles was not that privileged…

until we completed our tour and sighted

the line of people waiting to enter.


More people at Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony.


 By comparison, to some of the European sites we visited,

London’s Trafalgar Square

was almost empty.


Pic and Word Challenge: People