Disappointment…. soon Resolved


Great Granddaughter Esmee visited today in full expectation of checking out our Christmas Decorations. With an questioning ‘where is the tree’ we had to admit to being slow in getting the decorations out (mind you we always leave it till nearly Christmas).

But her disappointment was soon dispelled when she spotted out Advent Calendar….she counted off the days and discovered a small chocolate treat hiding in pocket No.6.


One little lady well pleased with her discovery

Whatever you are discovering…….

Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

6th December

(C) David Oakes 2021

Monday…..and after what has been a turbulent week in UK Politics, lets hope for some Peace


May be the message on this Christmas Card of circa 1905 is perhaps very appropriate for the here and now.

We here in the UK have experienced the very worst of British Electioneering. Nor does it matter which Political Party you supported they all told lies, twist truths and traded insults.  If Brexit hadn’t already divided communities, this Election did little to heal the wounds.  But its over, and I just hope that Peace and goodwill to all will return to do what the Politicians failed to address… and that is to provide stability and hope.

But enough of Politics….lets try and put you in the Christmas Spirit, after all there is only 9 days to go before Santa arrives….

 The Season of Goodwill to All approaches,

So lets all of us hope for…


16th December

(C) David Oakes 2019

Flippant Friday……..70 !!!!

Advance Warning !!!


Tomorrow will be Saturday, a day when many folk will head to the shops.  But be warned there are only 70 Days till Christmas …..so best get shopping.  Remember  that if your Seasonal Yuletide Celebrations are on the 21st of December that only leaves you 65 days for the task.

70 days that some will either, love or hate……so take heed (or take cover) Christmas is coming.

  Just so you can keep track of the time, here is the Christmas Clock Link


And especially for you …your first Seasonal Greetings for 2016


14th October

(C) David Oakes 2016