Friday, 23 December 2011

Santa Specials - Our World Tuesday

We have been very busy for the past month, having started our Santa Season at the beginning of December.  We attended children's parties, a Christmas Dance in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the main highlight was the 23 Santa Special train trips we did on NYMR Pickering to Levisham over 7 days, spread over three weekends plus Monday 19th and Tuesday 20th.  The Santa Special is always a lot of fun, we've been doing it for 5 years now.  Unfortunately I kept forgetting to take my camera most days, but we did get a few shots.

The Sticky Fingers Mums and Tots Group Christmas party

Santa with two of the children who rode the Santa Special

Santa talking to parents and children on platform 1

Mistress Holly Claus, Santa and one of our Elves

Some of our Elf-help, after the last train of the season

More Elf-helpers!

About to have a meal at our local Cantonese Pub Restaurant

This is the first time I have posted since the War Weekend due to illness, it seems I now have Angina, I had a bad attack on the 6th and ended up as an emergency admission to hospital for two days.  I will be having further tests in January, a 24 hour ECG plus a Myocardial perfusion test over two days, the 24th and 26th.

Yesterday, December 22nd, we received devastating news from Hawaii, my stepdaughter Christine found her sister Glenda dead, she was just 49, we are now waiting for post mortem results.  2011 has been a very bad year for our family in many ways. 

Wishing all a Happy Christmas, and hopefully a Happy and Healthy 2012.


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Oh Jackie, I am so terribly sorry about your step-daughter. That's not the way things are supposed to go. I am glad you and your sweet Santa are there for each other and I know he will need you now. Do take care of your own health -- I have so many friends and relatives that have that same heart condition and I am sure it will be manageable for you with proper care. (You just must find the time and energy to do that now which will be hard.)

My thoughts are with you. Virtual hugs!

And I hadn't thought a thing about your not popping up on my Google reader with new posts because I knew this was your busy season for you (Mrs Holly). I was so sorry to learn that you had other reasons.

icedgurl said...

trekking your amazing blog! keep blogging! happy holidays!


Stewart M said...

Hi there - sorry to hear the news for you and your family.

Hope 2012 is a better year.

Best wishes from a stormy Australia

Stewart M

Rajesh said...

Wonderful shots of celebrations.
Merry Christmas.

Anonymous said...

Oh gosh - so very sorry to hear about your family tragedy. And about your own health problems.

There's not much I can say except to send you my condolences and wishes for a happier and healthier New Year.

Arija said...

I am so sorry about the loss in your family and your ill health.
I hope that 2012 is a much better year for you.

Lovely photos of the spreading of good cheer/

Gattina said...

The Santa pictures are so nice !
I catched a cold a month ago and can't get rid of it, even with antibiotics. I hope that 2012 will be a good year for you as the past one apparently hasn't been one !

eileeninmd said...

I am so sorry to hear the sad news about your family and I hope you feel better soon. The photos looks so festive and fun. Take care and I do wish you and your family a Happy and healthy New Year.

Anonymous said...

I was missing your Yorkshire posts - I'm sorry to hear of your misfortunes. I hope this is a better year for you. For all of us.

LindyLouMac said...

Just wondering if you were still blogging, or not?

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