Friday, 26 October 2018

I think I'm back

Thought I would put this lovely rose called Silver Jubilee on as we are heading into dark nights and winter, we can remember the lovely summer we have had this year in the UK  I didn't see much of this year's beautiful summer

I have had a bit of a bad year to say the least and it hasn't finished yet.  We had three field mice who invaded our house.  Caught two humanely, one was set free on a grass-verge near the local public gardens and the other was set free up near the stables by a lovely couple of friends, not sure what happened to the third.......  My husband spent six months in and out hospital with a brain tumour and the day he was discharged my poor dad went into hospital with another mini stroke which has left him quite noisy so have had to resettle him in another care home.  Mini strokes and Dementia do not mix.

Regular readers as you know I like to do an Advent Calendar blog each year.  Its nearly that time of year again!  I would still like to do the Christmas Advent Calendar as it has become a tradition on my blog for the past few years and this year despite of not having the time or the brain power to think of twenty four ideas I was wondering if I could ask for a little help of you wonderful people who join in for two Christmas words that mean Advent or if you remember the pictures from the old Advent Calendars before chocolate ones, yes there were such things, and I will use the words in this year's list. 

Please say you will join me again in putting twenty-four little Christmas pictures on your blog as if it were an Advent Calendar?  Saturday 1st December is the day we start opening doors on the Advent Calendar or in our case one picture per day for the blog posts.   You put a different picture on everyday leading up to 24th December.  You can use your own photos, taken recently or from the family album/archive taken years ago, or use little films/cartoons from You Tube.   I will list the names in November of who is joining in  The Advent Scavenger Hunt has a new home here


  1. It's lovely to see you back here again Julie.
    What a rotten time you've had and such an awful lot to deal with. Sending good wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery. I also hope that you're taking good care of yourself in between looking after everyone else.
    I probably won't be able to join in with the advent calendar, but as usual, I will look forward to seeing your pictures throughout December. X

  2. It is a bad year for so many health wise, I hope you are now in a settled period. Nice to see you back again.

  3. I popped a comment onto your Scavenger Hunt post, but glad to see you back again here too. Take care.

  4. I'm sorry you've had an awful year too Julie. Thankyou for your comment on the last post I wrote before I closed my blog. Yet more bad news for my family this week with a terminal diagnosis.

  5. I'm so sorry you have had such a rotten year with so many traumatising things happening. I have my Enid Blyton advent calendar with pictures but I am not sure if that is what you want?
    How about Bird and Messenger as two of the words- can be interpreted in a Christmassy or less Christmassy way?!x

  6. A lot seem to have struggled with issues themselves of with family members this year. Wishing you happier times ahead.
    A very pretty rose.

  7. Glad to see you posting again, Julie, in spite of all your troubles. A big strong hug.

  8. Glad to see you back blogging Julie. I am so sorry to hear what an awful year you have had. I hope your husband (and your Dad) are on the way to recovery. I'm trying to remember pictures inside old advent calendars without much success! I think there was things like a yule log, candle, nativity, star etc. x


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