Thursday, 23 December 2010

Eat,drink and be merry

Tools have been laid aside and the chaps have departed to enjoy a well earned Christmas break from the toils involved in rescuing OTW towers from decrepitude and oblivion. Outside a covering of snow makes everything seem frozen in time, with the surrounding countryside both attractive and mildly threatening with the promise of a day spent around a real fire a more than attractive proposition. The little Princesses are coming to terms with the fact that the mythical father Christmas is due soon (their sense of time is still rather indefinite) and their delight at various Christmas treats is a pleasure to behold (and share I must admit) Mrs OTW is busy making last minute arrangements and no doubt thinking about the arrival of the young boy in the new year, whilst I....well I suppose I should write about my chopping logs or rustling up some tasty concoctions but the reality is that I'm enjoying a well earned rest watching tv in front of the fire and there is where I plan to stay.....Merry Christmas one and all!

16 comments:

Scrobs... said...

Happy Christmas to you and all the OTW Clan Thudders!

Your fireplace looks fantastic, almost surreal! Plenty of room for authorised entry no doubt!

Vinogirl said...

Just make sure there are plenty of chestnuts and hot chocolate!

Christina LMT said...

Merry Christmas!

phlegmfatale said...

Happy Christmas to you and your lovely family and all the best to you in the coming year!

Lord Roby said...

You can't beat the good old English custom of the 'lock-in'.Especially when you're snowed in to boot.Merry Christmas and keep them yule logs burnin!!

rob said...

Hi there! I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas season with your loved ones, and wish you all a happy end of year and the best for 2011!

A Brit in Tennessee said...

A new boy ! Well, that should top off your Christams list :)
Congratulations...
I'm munching on Jacob's cream crackers and cheese, a glass of Harvey's Bristol Cream Sherry in the other hand , and wearing my paper party hat...ahhhh the delights of Christmas :)
Hope you are having a wonderful one !
Cheers friend,
Jo
x

Electro-Kevin said...

Merry Christmas to you too.

James Higham said...

Arrival of the young boy in the NY ... how many are in the pipeline, Thud?

Thud said...

James...9 bedrooms here so room for expansion but very little energy!

Golden West said...

All best wishes at Christmas and for a new year of health and happiness - wonderful news of the new baby!

Putz said...

smart man<><><>working is surely over rated<><><>my retirement is sweet

Thud said...

Putz...merry Christmas!...now get over here and give us a helping hand.

Trubes said...

Thud, just had a good read through of yourblog and delighted to read about your new baby boy due in April, marvelous news...Congrats to you and Mme Thud..
I hope you had a lovely Christmas and every good wish for 2011.

Di.xx

Life in the UK Test said...

Happy new year and hope everyone enjoys their holiday.

Mr Pineapples said...

What the...?

Thud - is that some sort of shrine to John Lennon?

Bit over the top there mate.....you need to build a house to go with that.