Take my Merry Christmas without offence and Dinner Alone

A delightful time this morning catching up on blogs that spawned a couple of thoughts.

First from CAT who talked about Dinner Alone in a very poetic fashion.

At 75 my some of my friends and I are quite happy having Christmas Dinner alone. We have loving families but visiting and socializing and often staying overnight is quite exhausting,

Alone does not necessarily mean lonely.

I plan a special meal, as is another friend at 89. In fact, she suggested the meal this time. Rock Cornish Hen. And I suggested a recipe for orange sauce. A wild rice side. Some lovely vegetables. Some bubbles, probably a Prosecco or Henkel Trocken. And I think a nice mincemeat tart or pie!

Designed for one person and oh so lovely!

Now on the other note. PC (politically correct) has gone to extremes.

Do not take offence when I wish you a Merry Christmas. You don’t have to believe and you don’t have to accept. Just accept the good wishes those words intend.

If you wish me a Happy Hanukah I will feel blessed.

Photo by Jeswin Thomas on Pexels.com

Lighten up world. Please.

So from North of 43, I wish each and everyone a Blessed Season and A Merry Christmas!

Chris G Tuesday December 20th ’22


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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

33 thoughts on “Take my Merry Christmas without offence and Dinner Alone”

      1. Little rug rats. We have a whack of babies that were born together and now rule the planet. They are lovely and energetic. I’d love to harness that energy. We have older kids who are becoming super cool and don’t run around like gerbils anymore. Still lovely but not as entertaining. More likely to beat me at cards though🤗

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  1. I guess if you’re alone for Christmas dinner, you can cook, eat and serve whatever you darn well feel like! I have a friend who makes a huge batch of cabbage rolls and enjoys eating them, alone, on Christmas day and has lots of leftovers too. Have a wonderful Christmas!!

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      1. Oh, I make a turkey, with all the trimmings, for hubby and the in-laws but I make myself some special vegetables. This year will be stuffed peppers and a Brussels sprouts warm salad with halloumi cheese. We always end with a traditional English trifle! My favourite part is the left overs. Have a fab Christmas, my friend.

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