I'm sure like me you have all had a very busy time. I had to do all my Christmas shopping after I arrived home from Malta. Being selfish, I didn't think about Christmas before I left. Still it was fun buying everything I needed. But not wrapping the parcels the next day! I used to pay a girl whose mum worked with me to wrap them. Now I don't work, so have no excuse, anyway I did them so if they weren't perfect; all you do is tear them apart.
I bet it's been one long eating, partying, and drinking binge for all of you as well as me. Not that I drink much, must say I've tried hard, but two glasses of red wine and I start to walk into walls.
Now comes the hard part, dieting or at least thinking about it. If you are on your own and like me, been brought up not to waste food. How can you not eat that last meringue? And you just have to put the rest of the thick fresh cream on top, also you might as well put that last piece of cheescake with it. After all it's wrong to throw it away. Isn't It?
How many of you have made resolutions? I never do, mainly because I know I would never be able to keep them. Still I do make changes in my life every so often usually when I'm annoyed with others or myself. And it's another adventure which keeps life more exciting.
Changing the subject, I have my smashing friend Jeanette back here from Italy and she has been busy editing my mother's story. She is putting it onto Kindle, Amazon, for me sometime in the next week or two and it's so exciting. Then she's off to far away exotic places like Thailand and all I'm doing is going to Llewelin for three or four days. Not sure if I've spelt Phewelin right this time but I've just dropped my L to O dictionary behind my computor desk and at my age it would be an hours job to get down to get it. So that's a job for tomorrow.
No wonder I couldn't spell Llewelin I have made the word up. I'm actually going to Llandudno. Just one of my senior moments. Sorry!
Also I should tell you that My book 'Cos That's The Way It Was, is free for the next four days on Amazon Kindle, phone or computer.
I couldn't think of a title for my mother's story, so calling it, 'Cos That's The Way It Is. Not very original! Actually it's not just my mother's story, it's an amalgamation of several women who have told me their stories from the war.
I think the one I'm writing now about Janes teenage years should be called.
'Cos That's The Way It Used To Be. Then I could call it a Trilogy. I have just looked upTrilogy in my Oxford dictionary, to check it did mean three, and found out it was a series of three tradgedies performed in Athens at the festival of Dionyanthus! I thought that was the name of a crysanth! Perhaps in my next life I will be able to go to school.
I must mention Malta again before I go. I was writing an email to a dear friend and I felt a little of how I felt about the place came out. This is what I wrote.
(I spent three weeks in Malta on my own, it was the best trip I have ever made in my life!! I have never been there before, I fell in love with it as I was driven from the airport. It was late; after twelve thirty and there was no traffic on the road. As we drove along the roads, there were several lights from the Nativity scenes they were starting to put up for Christmas. I've always been childish about Christmas lights and immediately felt the excitement of Christmas. Then up on a hill, a most beautiful building was all lit up and was a wonderful sight. It was The Citadel of Mdina. I had a strange feeling that I had come home. I spent most of my time in Malta in awe of their terrific history. I had heard it being called the Rock in WW2 and seeing it now, I realise why it was. It has been physically hewn out of the rock. How could they do any of that 7,000 years ago? Those times, without any of the machines that we have now. The Maltese people also make it what it is. They are so pleasant and helpful. They seem to be really happy to see you there.
Time to stop waffling. So good night all.