Friday, 25 December 2015

The Queen speaks

Hello and a Merry Christmas to everyone. It's a dull day outside, but Tightwad Towers is a cozy home full of love. We don't care about the rain, we have everything we want, nice beds to sleep in, and good food for our bellies. I have spoken to family on the phone, and a visit is fixed up for the New Year. That will be nice.

I am relaxing today, listening to the radio, finding interesting stuff on yoootooob, eating, glass of wine,  reading, and generally chilling. I shall be out later for my fast walk, now done 54 miles this month. Yippeeeeee.

I'll leave you with this Christmas message. Thank you for popping in. Catch up soon. Toodle pip

54 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Ilona! Thank you for all the interesting and motivating posts that you have shared with us through out the year. I look forward to each and every one. Best wishes for a Happy, Healthy New Year and Peace on Earth. Ranee (Minnesota)

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and your family from Colorado,USA!

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  3. Happy Christmas to you all. My Christmas was not much difference to yours. We had an enjoyable dinner with a glass of wine watched the Queens speech and now it is all over. No presents, No decorations, No debt. As long as everyone is warm and well fed we are all happy. Enjoy the new year x

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  4. Happy Christmas Ilona. You have such a sweet little dog. Glad you are having a good day. I don't think you are mean. You are wise and careful with what you buy. Did you have any luck with bargains on Christmas Eve?

    Sandy - Midwest, USA

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    1. Sandy, I"m also in the U.S. it took me a while to figure out that "mean" means "thrifty". It's not the same as we think of it here in the U.S. where it just means "unkind". Hope that helps!

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  5. Merry Christmas to you and to your little pets from B.C. Canada.
    I read your blog every morning and enjoy it and all the adventures of the MeanQueen.
    Wish you all the Best for the coming year, good health, happiness and love.

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  6. Happy Christmas Ilona, thanks for the video. It was wonderful to see you with Rocky and your happiness is contagious! JanF

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  7. Merry Christmas from across the pond! Have been a long time follower. My husband watched your video with me this morning and said "thats it you have got to send her a comment so he set me up to do so!" Love to read you. You are an excellent blogger and we have so many things in common. I too am frugal, love yellow sticker shopping (Woo-hoo special) and love my 2 dogs. I also sew, craft and you inspire me to get walking again. Christmas here is VERY rainy and warm. Lots of bad storms here in the southern US. Blessed we missed the bad stuff. Well, have a wonderful day!

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  8. I am still reading your blog Ilona, thank you for all that you do.

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  9. Merry Christmas Ilona!!!!! :-)

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  10. A very Happy Christmas to you Ilona x

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  11. Merry Christmas Ilona from Cherie in Naughty Nunthorpe way up in the frozen north.... well not allthat far up north and not that frozen either :-)

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  12. Hello Ilona, although I read your blog I don't usually comment. Had to pop in today to wish you and your pets a very Happy Christmas and my best wishes for the New Year. Loved your video.

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    1. Thank you for your comment, Sheryl. Nice to hear from you.Best wishes.

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  13. Happy Christmas Ilona - lovely to watch you and Rocky today as well as reading your post. i can now say i've watched 2 Queen's speeches today - and both excellent and worthy of a listen. Have a lovely evening. only jo

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  14. Hope you had a lovely day Ilona. Merry Christmas to all your readers too, here's hoping you all had the kind of day you wanted,xxxx

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  15. Hi Ilona, Love the video and Rocky is such a star!
    What more can we all wish each other than to be happy and content. Thanks for sharing your humour and wisdom. You too are a star! What a great poem by Joan. Cheers Jo

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  16. Thank you Ilona for being you! I'm glad you had a good day, Rocky looks a bit shell-shocked after his starring role on TV hope he had a good snooze to recover.

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  17. Thank you so much for the video, what a lovely Christmas gift to your readers. You look a million dollars in your colourful shirt, and Rocky is a darling. Happy Christmas to you, and I look forward to all you have in store for us - and for yourself of course - in 2016 xx

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  18. Enjoyed the video and thought your patchwork cushions look lovely . Happy Christmas and thank you for such an inspirational blog.Kristel

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  19. With best wishes Ilona, and thank you for your great blog.

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  20. Your warmth and kindness shine through in your video, thank you Ilona. AussieCheryl : )

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  21. Thank you for the lovely Xmas message. Merry Christmas to you .

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  22. Very much looking forward to more of your 'waffle' in 2016. Best wishes, Rose (Kent)

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  23. Merry Christmas! What a shirt! Loved it. Rocky looked shattered. Keep up with the vids they are brilliant. Thank you for blogging every day, we really appreciate it. Debbie.

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  24. Wishing you, Rocky and the cats a wonderful, happy, healthy 2016. Thanks for the blog, I really enjoy it! Best wishes from Sydney, Australia.

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  25. Merry Christmas, Ilona! I got a little choked up seeing Rocky. Gosh, what a sweet dog, and so blessed to have you!
    Thank you for your friendship as well, which you give freely to us all throughout the year. You are a wonderful person.
    Best wishes for the New Year!
    Lisa

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    1. I also got choked up seeing Rocky and seeing how much love and trust there is between you. I also have a little dog about his size. She is only 2 and still quite naughty, but she lights up my life. I cuddle and kiss her like you do rocky. In a world that seems mad sometimes, they show us what pure innocent love looks like. I also thank you for your friendship. I don't think I have ever read another blog where I feel so connected to the blogger and like I could just hang out with you anytime and have a blast! Susan from Perth x

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  26. Merry Christmas, Ilona! I'm looking forward to enjoying 2016 reading your blog.

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  27. You're a lot more fun and fabulous than that other woman who calls herself Queen!

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    1. I had a little chuckle about that comment....dear sweet little Rocky. I wish all dogs & cats had as good a home as yours. May many blessings come to you this New Year & to your animals & all sentient beings in this wide world. Metta.

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  28. Merry Christmas Ilona! I just wanted you to know I look forward to your blog everyday and am enjoying your videos too. Thanks from another 66 year old from the Midwest (Minnesota). Jeane

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  29. Thank you! And Merry Christmas Ilona.

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  30. Happy Christmas to you and your little pal , I ´ve learned so much from your blog, you are careful with your money, and I think that´s the way it´s must be, you are so funny too. besos Lilián.'

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  31. Merry Christmas Ilona! Thank you for being you. I have gone through some hard times this year, and thought what would Ilona say. So do your best, be happy and make things work for you came to mind. Love and Hugs to you :) Angel

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    1. Hello Angel. Sorry to hear about your hard times, just remember, you will always come out the other side. It won't last forever. Best wishes.

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  32. Merry Christmas Rocky & Ilona.

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  33. A big thank you to you. Natalie

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  34. Merry Christmas to you and Rocky.

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  35. Of the 2 Queens' Speeches yesterday I opted to watch yours. That other woman from the big house will have to wait!

    Loved your 'Coat of Many Coloura' shirt. And Rocky is definitely star material.
    We had a quiet but enjoyable Christmas here in trainee Tightwad tower. 3 cats and me. I find myself telling lies as Christmas saying that I'm spending the day with friends. I used to tell the truth that I would be on my own but got fed up with that 'look' people give you. I have a great time on my own, eating whatever I want, playing chase the tinsel with the felines, following favourite tv progs an hour behind on iplayer and not spending money - Bliss!

    Linda xxx

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    1. Believe me... your animals are your friends....always pleased to see you, always loving & trusting you. Enjoy them.
      Metta

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  36. Boxing Day now, Ilona, and just had a look and listen to your recording ... it was lovely to see and hear you and to see Rocky, too. Yes, thank you, we had a lovely day here with our family and had a great turkey dinner (I cooked the turkey the day before so that it wouldn't hog - pardon the pun - oven all morning when I needed to cook the other things.) Husband prepped all the veg the day before, too, and popped it all into poly bags and put it in the fridge, so Christmas Day was really easy-peasy. I enjoy your tight-wad posts, they're fun as well as teaching us all how to be more frugal in order to save money for the things we really do want and/or need.
    Have a lovely Boxing Day with Rocky, and here's to a great 2016.
    Margaret P
    PS Not sure how you pronounce your name. Is the L silent as in Ee-own-na, or is it pronounced as in Ill-own-na?

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    1. Hi Margaret. If you click on the page 'My videos', there is one of me explaining how my name is pronounced.

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  37. Happy Christmas to you and your fury family.

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  38. Happy Christmas Ilona!

    Thank you for your wonderful blog. Here's to a great 2016 x

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  39. Wishing you a very happy Christmas Ilona.

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  40. The day has come and gone for another year. Thank you for your lovely message and good wishes to you too. Happiness is what we all strive for.... money does not bring happiness. I enjoy hearing about your simple, frugal ways and I appreciate every message you share with people around the globe. Love and happiness to you and your family Ilona. :)

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  41. Happy Christmas Ilona, love you , love your blog xx

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  42. loved your alternative Queens speech. keep in inspiring my friend

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  43. Merry Xmas Ilona!love your Video,and your Blog! Love seeing your gorgeous Fur-Babies!xx

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