Saturday, 24 December 2016

All ready, no stress.

Hello. Only a few hours to the big day, in 24 hours it will be almost over. I didn't dash round the shops at the last minute frantically pulling my hair out wondering if I had remembered to get everything. I didn't buy in any extra food and booze. I didn't stress about sending cards, only one was posted and half a dozen put through doors in the village, and they have been in the cupboard for years. I didn't wander aimlessly around the shops with a glazed look on my face, wondering what presents people might like. I bought one, it was something I spotted in an instant which was just right. 
Much easier for me to go to the bank for my Christmas shopping. Six envelopes for six kids. They can go and buy their own presents after Christmas when everything has been reduced. I hope their parents will help them to choose something, and also encourage them to save some of it. Five of them are quite young and will need some guidance. 
I hope you all have a lovely Christmas Day, whatever you are doing. Thank you to those who have sent cards, thank you to everyone who visits my blog. I have been invited out so I will make the effort and go. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

44 comments:

  1. Blessings of the season to you and yours Ilona. (Just 3 miles to go now). X

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  2. Dear Ilona,
    Merry Christmas. Enjoy your time with friends and family. No glazed looks, stress or dashing about here either. Off on a simple picnic to a local beach....just the two of us. Going rather early as the forecast is 40 degrees here in South Australia!! Will let you know how it goes....should be ok and when it gets too hot we will come home. Easy peasy!! Thank-you for sharing your life, pets, adventures, and your down to earth wisdom so generously. You inspire me to look at things through different glasses....I love that. Again, many many thanks. Cheers Jo

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    1. Wow,how brave you were going on a picnic in that heat! Hope you enjoyed it,i too live in Adelaide,and we decided to have our picnic inside with the air-con on!Happy Xmas!

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    2. We did go out early....had a "picnic coffee" at the beach and decided to head home...42 degrees when we were on the road heading homeward!! We also had our picnic inside with the air-con on. Esky on the floor and all! Cheers

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  3. Merry Christmas Ilona. Thank you for all the interesting and amusing posts. I hope you and your family, both human and furry, have a very nice day.

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  4. Hope you enjoyed your outing today and have a peaceful relaxed day tomorrow.

    Thank you for all your interesting posts.

    Hazel c uk

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  5. Thanks for another enjoyable year of reading your blog. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Caz x

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  6. Merry Christmas and a have a wonderful evening.

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  7. hope you have a very happy day. hugs from us all

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  8. Merry Christmas Ilona, thank you for a great blog and your all round meganess. Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow, lots of hugs to the fluffies. Merry Christmas to everybody reading too,xxxx

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  9. Happy Christmas Ilona and well done for doing it your way, being true to yourself and not following the crowd. Your blog is always interesting and a joy to read. Lovely photo of dear Rocky and Bugsey. Enjoy your day then tell us all about it. God bless you , onlyjo

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  10. Happy Christmas to you and your lovely pets. SueM

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  11. Merry Christmas,Ilona. Now more than ever, wishing peace on earth and good will to all!

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  12. Happy Christmas Ilona. Hope you have a lovely day and I look forward to reading your blog next year. Jane xx

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  13. Merry Christmas, Ilona!
    from Kitty in the Forest

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  14. I hope you have a lovely Christmas Day too Ilona, and many thanks for sharing your life and thoughts with us on your blog. Karen

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  15. Enjoy your relaxing Christmas Ilona.
    Jacquie x

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  16. Merry Christmas from us Ilona.
    Wendy (Wales)

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  17. We are headed to my dads tomorrow for Christmas for lunch. I make them goodies and try to find a different gift card for something they won't buy themselves. Talk of eliminating any exchange which is fine with me. Time will tell. It is suppose to be iced roads and freezing rain - hopeful it starts later in the day as we will head home around 4 p.m. Wishing you a Merry Christmas or Happy Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year. Love reading your blog and look forward to updates on the fur family. Take care, Ilona and stay safe. Ranee (MN) USA

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  18. Happy Christmas and thanks for sharing your blog and animal friends with us!

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  19. Merry Christmas Ilona!! :-)

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  20. Ilona, wishing you a very merry Christmas and a happy healthy New Year!
    Linda from Alabama

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  21. Merry Christmas, Ilona! Looking forward to the New Year already.
    Thank you for your wonderful blog. You are a true joy.
    Lots of love-
    Lisa in Miami

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  22. Happy Christmas, hope you have a great day with your feline friends. I love reading your blog. Best wishes, Heather

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  23. Happy Christmas Ilona. Enjoy your day x

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  24. Have a beautiful Christmas day Ilona!

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  25. Have a wonderful day. I am spending mine with family and crocheting

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  26. I feel the same about Christmas as you down to money gifts for the kids.

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  27. Merry xmas Ilona hope you have a lovely day with your friends and companions.xx

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  28. Happy Christmas, Ilona! Hope you had a great time.
    Always looking forward for your fresh posts.

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  29. Hi Ilona, I hope you've had a lovely Christmas Day:) Linda xx

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  30. Merry Xmas Ilona,looking forward to reading your blog in 2017!enjoy your Day!xx

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  31. Hope you enjoyed your day ,best wishes Jan,Newcastle. X

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  32. Merry Christmas Ilona. We had a good evening with our son and family. Gifts opened after church today. Now we need a walk!!

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  33. Merry Christmas m'dear. R/Tim

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  34. Hope it was a wonderful day!
    Enjoy your blog very much!
    Hope you have an incredible New Year!

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  35. Best.wishes,I.think.it.is.fantastic.idea,greetings.from.WARSAW,anna

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  36. Hi Ilona, Hope you had a very relaxing and peaceful day yesterday doing whatever you wanted to. We had our kids and grandkids over for a meal. It was a nice day to get together and share that and also to give small gifts to the grandkids. Peace to you, Arlene from NJ (USA)

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  37. seasons greetings. we had a frugal but happy christmas. i got lots of beautifully hand made soaps and batteries for my electricity free lighting. so it looks like itsgonna be a goog frugal year ahead. keep on blogging.

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