I'm off to my little house in the country for a few days to have a cosy and village-y Christmas time where everybody smiles and says 'hallo' and 'Happy Christmas' as they pass. I like that friendly attitude and am really looking forward to a good time.
I leave you with a couple of photos of the Christmas lights in the main streets of London and wish you all a happy Christmas time with whatever you wish for yourselves, your families and friends. I know some of those wishes will not come true so I wish you the strength you need to see you through.
I'm passing this on because it worked for me today.
A Doctor on TV said we all need to have inner peace at Christmas and to do that we should always finish things we start so we could get through the preparations in a calm and orderly fashion.
I looked around my house to find things I'd started & hadn't finished. So i finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Baileys, a butle of wum, tha mainder of the chez, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner pess. An telum u luvum . . .
Jumped on the scales this morning for the weekly weigh in. Nothing lost - and I'd been working hard at it all - but I was pretty indulgent in London at the weekend
No time to dig out the tape measure as I'm rushing out to Christmas errands but both I - and a few friends - have noticed that I look smaller so I took my pair of 'next size down' jeans that have been leering @ me from a hanger on my wardrobe door. HEY PRESTO!! They fit
Have been reading a lot about non-scale victories lately and now I have one of my own. HOORAH!!
I used to live on the edge of London and visited it very regularly. Now I am further away and go less often – traffic and parking difficulties generally – boring stuff,but discourages me from making the effort. However, I like to get there for the general buzz of Christmas and all that goes with it – generally good food and wine (yeah yeah – know only too well that I shouldn’t!) but also the decorations and the beautiful shop windows and the great energy of all the residents and visitors at this time.
I am always looking for motivation to walk, so with great pleasure I avoided all transport possibilities and walked and walked – around all the places that I have known for so long - past the Christmas shop windows which are often filled not with goods and products for sale but with phantasy items to entice the buyers into the stores. I was there not just to make purchases but to look at all the lovely things before I made my choices. They’re like Aladdin’s Caves and deserve admiration – which in my case, they get in spades .
This was sent to me by a friend working in Beijing who has huge admiration for the 'can do' attitude of the Chinese regardless of consequences. From my time working in Hong Kong I also know that they do indeed do things that to us here seem impossible - and indeed mad! They always find a way though.
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