brace yourself...long reply...
Christmas salutations to you... in other words hello to you and a happy and peaceful Christmas.
How absolutely lovely to have a daughter! and how absolutely lovely to have a daughter at Christmas!! Well all the year round.... I know what I mean.
It must be amazing to be able to pass on you wisdom to her and it must be nice to watch her grow and accomplish things.
At Christmas I have some favourite films -
I guess know the book and the film and the book Little Women
I watch it every year, so will be thinking about you when I watch it today.
There are several versions of the film and I think there was a drama in several parts last year or the year before with Emily Watson, I like the version with Susan Sarandon and Winona Rider. When it came out I went to see it in a cinema in Stretham ...
It is good to have traditions at Christmas I guess, at the very least it keeps us in order.
I was watching the Miranda Christmas special where there has to be a big planner board to keep track of the Christmas niceness. It is funny, but I guess there is truth in the funny.
I am glad your mental health is better - it gladdens my heart and gives me hope too.
Yes, depression is a thief, it can steal careers, partners, family life...horrible illness.
but I think we can survive it and maybe even thrive and also help others to survive it too.
Reminds me of another Susan ---Susan Calman (lives with the depressions),
can i recommend her book
'Cheer Up Love: Adventures in depression with the Crab of Hate'
It is funny and insightful and about depression.About the oven
the oven had not been cleaned. Not fault clause here.
Then we got a leg of pork, which I thought was boiling bacon, but it turned out that it needed to be roasted in the oven. so we did, so the whole house got filled with dark, acrid, smoke.
My husband said it was because the roasting tin was leaking!!!??? I think he just makes these things up.
The top oven was billowing smoke and the bottom oven in temperamental
The whole house got filled with a thin grey smoke..........
So yesterday I scrubbed then oven with neat washing up liquid. Now the top oven is fine and the bottom one is billowing smoke???!!
Just imagining the lovely smells in your kitchen... the lemon and herb in particular....lovely....