Christmas Eve is Dad’s birthday – and he's lived to enjoy it. Phew!
Here are some other Reasons to be Cheerful: the world didn’t end on December 21 as predicted!
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December 21 was my birthday.
My birthday is the shortest day of the year and the longest night.
So now we can truly say ‘the days are getting longer’. And it won’t be long before we really see a difference.
December 23 was my nephew Jack’s birthday. Happy Birthday Jackster!
And some others, with apologies to Ian Dury:
Reasons to be Cheerful – one, two, three
Feeling rather jolly, the shininess of holly
Remembering aunt Mollie and Quaker Oats
Singing in a choir, sitting by the fire
The easiness of parking and trips to the coast
Dad’s fantastic neighbours
So generous with their favours
Scottish words like ‘havers’
and Arran soaps
Ruth and Paul upstairs
Saying silent prayers
Wrapping up in layers
and Morton’s rolls
Skies of petrol blue
The hairy Highland coo
Being able to talk to you
Skype, my blog and Twitter too
Watching Dad dreaming
Snowball fights and screaming
Trying to figure out life’s meaning
And sailing boats.
Ginger wine and napping
The waitresses ‘Christmas Rapping’
Turtle doves a flapping
And chestnut roasts
Mum’s bench at Bellahouston
The music of Oscar Peterson
Dad’s great sense of humour
And his fortitude
The ghosts of Christmas past
Think this’ll be Dad’s last
But I’ve said that every year for
I don’t know how long
We both wish you every reason
To be cheerful this Christmas season
To have everything you wish for
And a happy New Year when it comes