Saturday, 23 December 2017

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

Hello all,


Just wanted to pop out and say
Merry Christmas to all my friends in Blogland.



 I would like to wish you all a Happy Christmas and a super new Year. However you spend it may you have a lovely time. 


My Christmas has already started, I had a lovely surprise the other day, planned by a couple of my blogland chums. I had arranged to meet Rosie ( who was her usual glamorous self while I was a slung together Grandma!) as she lives near Grand girl, and we were on babysitting duty ( seriously who drives for three hours to babysit!!). While we were sitting chatting over a coffee and Hubby was in the play area ( hee hee), Rosie's phone rang. She turned the screen to me and there was.....

                                                            Lindy!!

Real life and chatting away. I was so shocked I didn't know what to say! Suddenly Australia wasn't so far away after all. A big thank you to you both for such a lovely moment. 

We have had some nice times already this Christmas as over the last year we have magically acquired two more Grands, one of each, who belong to my youngest son's other half and now seem to belong to us too.  They have willingly been toted around the oldies, donned christmas jumpers , who knew that three year old boy could be such a cute elf, and joined in with whatever they have been asked to do. They are such sweet children and we are very lucky to have them and their Mum in our lives.

Now this is the son who shall we say, takes after us......

So obviously there is a tale to tell. Just  last month they went away for a few days ( without the kids for the first time) and traveled round the country, starting with hill walking  in Scotland, staying in random hotels they stumbled across and ending up at the Crazy Bear hotel in Oxford ( insanely expensive decadent place that they managed to get a deal for, for a one night special). 


Actual room, I kid you not!

But I digress. Along the way they had stayed in their first four poster bed and on messaging  me with a picture and then calling me, ( it was pretty awful in my opinion, like someting out of the 80s, but they were excited!). I said, without thinking :(   

"Oh you can have fun in that, lots of places for bondage!" With husband spluttering in the background, son laughed and said 

"I don't think we have any handcuffs!"

"Christmas soon" I chirped...

Back to the Crazy Bear and the pics came, the room  key was attached to a teeny flogger..... Funny but soon after all communication stopped, lol .

So in their Christmas sack ( with a parental warning label firmly attached) is a package containing leather handcuffs, a flogger and a cute crop with a red heart at the end of it....... I am thinking I am the  bravest  daftest mother around.

New grand daughter is seven and all about. We are going to have to watch her ;) .The sweetest girl, she cares for  her three year old brother fiercely and loves our son  to bits. We have noticed she calls him Daddy half and half with his name.  She desperately wants to call him it all the time but does have a sorry excuse for a father who rarely sees her, through his choice not hers :(.

While we were looking after them the other day she heard my hubby call me "my sweet" and started giggling...

"Oh" I said, " Grandpa always calls me that." I asked her if my son had  a special name for her mum.

"Oh yes" she said rolling her eyes. "He calls her Puffin !

"I expect she likes it "

"She didn't like him this morning, she was cross with him! Oh dear I thought , what do I say to that ?
Unfortunately it was obvious she was waiting for me to ask.

"Why, what did he do?"

"Well, Mummy was near him and she reached to get something and he smacked her bottom!"

At that point we both got the giggles..... and it was husband's turn to roll his eyes.

What is that saying , "The apple doesn't fall far from the tree". And I would bet my bottom dollar that she is a submissive too, it is in everything she does, a happy girl who loves being taken care of by my son, a super daughter in law she will be.


So my friends the big decision.......


I wonder....



Decision made then.....


Happy Christmas to you all!

lots of love 

Jan, 
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23 comments:

  1. Hi Jan, It was so good to be able to face time with you and Rosie the other day or should I say night as it was past my bedtime. We'll all have to talk you into joining us on fb so we can chat again. wink wink.
    Hope you have a fabulous time over Christmas with grandbaby and the other two.
    Merry Christmas
    love Lindy xx

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    1. Hi Lindy, Hope you and Bear have a great time too. Thank you both so much for my surprise.
      love Jan, xx

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  2. This is a great post....yes...who knew?? Christmas will be extra special with all those little ones...have a wonderful one! hugs abby

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    1. HI Abby, you too, Hope you enjpy your celebrations with your littlies
      love Jan, xx

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  4. Delightful to read, and thanks for sharing so much of your life with us. The presents you are giving may be daft or brilliant, so I eagerly await your description of the reaction when they are opened.
    Have a wonderful Christmas season, as Christmas is so much more than one day.
    bottoms up
    Red

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    1. HI red, I will let you know what reaction we get, ;).
      Happy Christmas to you and Cindy
      love Jan, xx

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  5. Hi Jan,

    this made me smile :) How wonderful you were able to meet with Rosie and face time with Lindy.

    How wonderful you and your son have such a great relationship with his partner's children. They sound adorable. LoL at the conversation with your son. Will be interested to know how your gifts are received too.

    Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas. I hope you have a wonderful time and enjoy celebrating :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Hi Roz, I just wan toyu to know I am thinking of you, it must be hard for you this year. Big hugs,
      love Jan, xx

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  6. This was such a fun post, Jan! Your family is growing, and it does sound like your progeny may have their own secrets.

    I, too, have inherited 2 grands through one son's 2nd marriage. Today we are having a mini Christmas with them, as they will be their dad on Christmas this year.

    Merry Christmas Across the Pond,
    Ella

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    1. Hi Ella, it is nice, my husband has loved shopping ofr the kids, especially the Grandson!! I hope you have fun with your tribe too!
      love Jan, xx

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  7. Jan,
    What a sweet post! Rosie and Lindy both! I have enjoyed Rosie's company at the beach and I "met" Lindy when Katie and I did FaceTime with her. All I remember is a lot of laughing. I love your post.
    Meredith

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    1. Hi Meredith, I have heard about your adventures at the beach now. What a great trip you had! It was lovely to see Lindy, I have been worrying about her lately and she looked great! Merry Christmas to you and Jack.
      love Jan, xx

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  8. That is so nice that you got to spend some time with Lindy and Rosie. I have never met any blog friends... yet. I love that you have such a good relationship with your son and his wife. I always wonder how far the apple will fall with my kids.
    Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Hi Blondie, Meeting others in this lifestyle is a bonus to ttwd, that's for sure. Hope you get to do it too. We don't make much attempt at hiding it really, so I imagine he has picked up some ideas along the way. Merry Christmas
      love Jan,xx

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  9. Jan, I loved the look on your face when you saw Lindy! Glad you enjoyed the surprise! It was lovely to catch up with you again. Grandgirl is adorable and has her Poppa wrapped right round her tiny fingers. Have a wonderful Christmas, safe travels.
    Love, Rosie xx

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    1. Hi Rosie, it was definitely a surprise! You could have knocked me down with a feather. WE are off again later today. Apparently she has been asking non stop everyday if this is the day! Nice to be wanted, even if it is only to run us ragged, lol. Hope you have a lovely day
      love Jan, xx

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  10. That sounds awesome. I imagine it must be nice to meet our BLogland friend IRL.

    Glad that you had a great Christmas and here's to a wonderful 2018!

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    1. Hi Fondles, it was great to meet up with Rosie, I am sure we will do it again too.
      love Jan, xx

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  11. sounds like some wonderful Christmas celebrations and memories were made! :-) Hugs

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    1. Thanks Terps, hope you had a great Christmas too.
      love Jan, xx

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