2014 – Well the first few days anyway

Images of 2014 to date:

Our part of the island saved the worst of the weather though it has been wet and windy.

Roads are really suffering with pot holes opening like sink holes.

Road works are making it increasingly difficult to get into Yarmouth – roll on Easter!

Cricket a disaster – hopefully it will improve for the ODIs and T-20s – can’t be any more depressing.

Absence of alcohol in my diet (since 8pm 31-12-2013) is beginning to pay dividends

@iowauthor is tweeting a lot on #thearchers tag and getting lots of retweets and favouriteds (I never thought I’d think those were real words.)

Real progress on A Set of Lies

Bah Humbug!

Nine days to Christmas and it’s warm, wet and windy on the Isle of Wight this morning. Although the leaves haven’t quite all fallen from the oak tree by the front gate they have, pretty-much, left all the other trees and cover the lawn and the drive as a very real reminder that some clearing up will need to be done.
Perhaps a Christmas Day bonfire will be in order.
Having a bonfire is one of the better things to do on Christmas Day.
Bah Humbug!
Husband Colin and I were in a pub in Shropshire, quite close to the Welsh border, a few years back and prominent in the Christmas decorations was a big red banner saying
B A H  H U M B U G !
“What does that mean?” innocently asks an American tourist.
“It’s Welsh for Happy Christmas.” Says the Landlord with a knowing smile to his regulars.
“Well Bah Humbug to you all.” Replies the innocent tourist with an innocent smile and a handshake.
Perhaps that tourist, and his wife, still smile and say ‘Bah Humbug’ to complete strangers at this time of year.

Where did “Bah Humbug!” come from? Is it Dickens? It sounds like it should be Dickens? I must check.