Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Christmas Greetings



One I made earlier! You can see it's homemade.The storm has passed through Whitby, though there is another expected tonight, the sea front was the one that got hit during the other storm a few days ago. Wetherspoon which has only recently opened had its wall broken plus there were large silver pipes for pumping the water out.  Yorkshire Trading had apparently used the hamster bedding to protect their door but dear old Whitby is the same as ever.  People crowd Baxtergate chattering away, everyone in the banks and shops are wearing funny hats.  We 'did' Sainsbury yesterday along with a million other people, but there was sweets and mince pies handed out at the till, the storm had just started when we got out.
The cottage is warm and snug, sheltered in its yard we do not feel the wind, just outside is a bush in which the sparrows gather and so I can still feed the birds.  We are off soon to Church Street, and buying some fish and chips for a late lunch, the Magpie is closing at three, as is the fish shop Fuscos.
The shops are full, clothes sales already started, and there are beautifully 'dressed' duck and goose birds at the local butcher shop laid out waiting for someone's xmas dinner.
Miss having my family here, we shall see them at the weekend though, little Lillie going down with Paul to fetch the fish and chips, or Tom perhaps racing along to get them.  Good news is that the uncertainty about uni over his course and talk of giving it up has gone away and now he says he wants to stay.  His results according to his mother are 'fantastic', so this blip was a bit of a worry, but he seems to think he will do a postgrad. course in marketing after this one, we will see.....

6 comments:

  1. A very Happy Christmas to you too Thelma. x

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    1. Merry Christmas to you and your family Em in that bleak but wonderful Dartmoor x.

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  2. What a wonderful place to spend Christmas with your family. We love Whitby but have only really seen it in spring or summer.

    Happy Christmas from a very wet New Forest. DW

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    1. Dartford Warbler, and a happy Christmas also to you and your family in the New Forest, which must be beautiful even though it is waterlogged at the moment.
      x

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  3. Whitby must be full of Christmas Magic, so I hope you can enjoy it without being blown into the Harbour! I'm glad you are in a sheltered spot in your little cottage anyway. Enjoy it when the family arrive. All the best for 2014 and hoping we can meet up again soon. Jennie xx

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    1. Hi Jennie, And a Happy Christmas to you and all your gathered family in the Welsh hills, the river raging in its usual turbulent manner. Not sure what next year will bring, but will try to get down to Wales. xx

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