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What does Christmas mean to you?

Chaos? Spending too much? Eating too much? Parties? Family get-togethers? Arguments? Magic? Children? Loneliness?Nativity-Scene

The list is endless.

Christmas means something different for everyone.

Christmas is a celebration, not of commercialism, but the birth of Jesus.

For me, Christmas means hope.

Hope – that the world will eventually become a better place.

Hope – that new beginnings will lead to a bright new day.

Hope – that I will find my way again.

What does it mean to you?

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Do you know what a body hitting a car sounds like?

It is the dullest of thuds, but loud enough to make everything that heard it stop!

Literally, the earth around is silent, as it takes in what has just happened.

It brings an unbelievable sense of nausea to your stomach.

Then of course the chaos ensues….

That’s what it was like this morning.

I heard the thud, then I saw a lady with a dog and thought that it was a dog that had run onto the road, then the realisation dawned that it was a schoolgirl who had been hit.

Thankfully, she was lucky to get up and walk away, but it could have been much worse.

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Introducing the World’s Messiest Cook…

…Um, that would be me!cooking

I love cooking

However, like my life it seems, whenever I cook I leave a trail of chaos and destruction behind me.

Not that I’m a terrible cook, or that I burn everything to a cinder crisp.

No, I am just so incredibly messy.

Mr Messy has nothing on me when I get cooking.

Although, unlike Mr Messy, I do clear up after myself.

Take today, for example.

I thought I would do fish pie – well my variation anyway, and it’s something I can sneak vegetables into so SC doesn’t know he’s eating them (mother’s can be very good at that!)

Anyway, I managed to use 3 medium-sized saucepans.

The potatoes, as always, over-spilled onto the hob – I blame the hob 😉

Making the sauce I managed to splash it out of the saucepan onto the hob – thank goodness my mum has ceramic.

Then when I was putting it all together, I realised I had made slightly too much for one of my mum’s dishes, so I transferred it all to another one, which still wasn’t big enough. So, 2 dishes down, I transferred some back into the first one and put the remainder into a freezer container.

Once it was totally assembled, I put it in the oven, on a tray, of course, and turned round to survey the carnage.

O!M!G!

Then I speedily turned into Mr Clean & Mr Tidy, all rolled into one, and I stacked, soaked, washed, rinsed, dried, put away, cleaned the hob, cleaned work surfaces, emptied the bins, swept the floor, waved my magic wand, etc..

You would never have known I’d been anywhere near that kitchen …

… well, until the dinner came out of the oven – all I can say is that I’m glad I used a tray 😉

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A Perfect Morning

…would be one where I wake up still snuggled up to the one I love.window sunlight

Sunlight streaming through the window, a warm breeze wafting gently through the air.

The sound of bird song and nothing else.

Peace. Stillness. Perfection.

And then silence is broken by the noise of happy children running into the bedroom and catapaulting themselves onto the bed eager to start the day with a hug.

A family breakfast full of noise, chatter and total chaos.

A large cup of tea (decaffeinated).

And then a shower – a chance to collect my thoughts, to wake myself up and get ready for the day ahead … and whatever it may throw at me.

… One day 😉

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WYSIWYG

I always wondered what the acronym meant when I was younger, and my dad told me it stood for ‘what you see is what you get’.

Having feebly attempted to run my own businesses, this little acronym is of vital importance. There’s no point having a name, or a tagline that does not say what you do in a micro-second, because that’s all potential customers give you to make up their minds.

Effectively, you need to think of Ronseal’s tagline – “Does exactly what it says on the tin!”

I also think it’s important to be like this in life as well.

These days it’s all very much false this and false that – eyelashes, tan, hair, boobs, bums, I could go on, there’s stuff to suck you in, push you out and up. But all it does is create a false illusion – and what happens when all the falseness is stripped away?

I will admit to having false eyelashes in my make-up box – but I only ever use them on stage. I also have hair-pieces and wigs – but again the only time the big false hair-pieces or wigs get an outing is on stage. I sometimes wear the smaller ‘hair scrunchie’ pieces if I’m going out, am running out of time and my hair is not going to behave in a month of Sunday’s let alone 5 minutes!

I am very much a ‘what you see is what you get’ kinda gal.

I have no sides. I have no hidden agendas.

I don’t lie. I will tell the truth.

I am open about my feelings. This is why I get hurt.

I think way too much – more than is good for ‘a bear of very little brain’ 😉

I talk too much – most of it complete rubbish 😉

I am a complete whirlwind of chaos! Disorganised, scatty, and always on the go!

I do not relax and am always stressed about something.

I am a good listener to other people’s problems, but always bottle my own up – this does not help the stress levels!

I am always there for my friends and family – and will go out of my way to help anyone.

I am very child-like in many ways and this gets me into trouble because I will apply child-logic and just ask ‘why not?’

I dream.

I have dreams.

And I always have hope 😉

 

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Top 5 Quirks

You already know that I worry about absolutely everything to my washing shrinking to work and all kinds of stuff in between – but that’s me. I should learn to not sweat over the small stuff, but I have a small obsessive perfectionist gene that sometimes just won’t let me!

Tough to live with – not really, hugs work pretty much most of the time 😉

So, I’ve thought about some more of my quirky ways and here are those that made the top 5 (in no particular order):

1. I find ironing very therapeutic, bizarrely, especially when I have Frank Sinatra playing – although generally need a lower back massage afterwards (all that standing seizes the muscles up)

2. I love decorating (Matt Monro is my painting music) and gardening – could spend hours designing inside and out – one of my tasks on my bucket list is to do up a house … one day;

3. I can be messy – when I say messy, I actually just have piles of organised chaos, but I know where everything is! Filing is not one of my strong points and I’m definitely a messy cook though;

4. I am extremely scatty – to the point I always have to double-check I’ve locked the door, and it has been known for me to drive 100 yards down the road, turn round just to check again;

5. I don’t like clocks – I don’t wear a watch, if I want to know the time I’ll check my phone but that’s the extent of it. My parents have a clock in the kitchen and a grandmother clock and it freaks me out when all I can hear is tick-tick.

and I’m not even afraid of house spiders 😉

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