Virtual Christmas thread

Lawson58

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Aug 1, 2014
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Victoria, Australia
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What a great picture! My heart is very much in Victoria, Australia this Christmas as my daughter and husband are spending this Christmas there with her daughter. My Grand-daughter gave birth to her daughter a few days ago, 19th Dec! She lives in Chelsea, Victoria.

We only discovered two years ago that Chelsea and Carrum are very close too each other and my father lived in Carrum! I twice visited him there in the 1980's.

My daughter's birthday is on Christmas Day! So you can see how my heart is very much there this year.

Thanks for your greetings, and I wish you a peaceful Christmas and 2018.

Thoughts and love frae Scotland
Loo xxx
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So they are all having a very Australian Christmas but at least the weather forecast is bearable. Last year it was almost forty degrees C. but this year it is going to half that. I hope you are going to Skype each other as that should be fun. It will be lovely to welcome your new great grandchild, a baby at Christmas. How lovely!

My grandfather was born in Glasgow and a lot of my ancestors came from Linlithgow so I always get a bit misty eyed when I hear bagpipes or watch the Edinburgh Tattoo.

Photo is of Whitehaven beach in Whitsundays Queensland.

Have a happy one!
 

nae sporran

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Oct 29, 2014
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Bristol
The nearest I ever got to Christmas on the beach was a trip to St Andrews on Boxing Day and it was unseasonably warm. We lived just a few miles from Linlithgow at that time.
Have a good warm Christmas @Lawson58.
 

love.dad.but..

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Jan 16, 2014
4,471
Kent
My first Christmas without dear Dad..half my family has now gone...mum and twin brother as well...2 invisible sisters and me remain. However...as sad as this Christmas feels for me, others who have also lost their loved ones and many of you still dealing with the daily struggles of dementia...what has made me chuckle through this are the posts like jimbo's daily insults with class and the threads sharing happy memories of childhood Christmas times and music which whilst mine brought a tear to my eyes also gave me a warm comforting feeling of lovely memories I have of my dear mum and dad so thank you to all TPers and I wish you all a peaceful and restful Christmas. Now...shopping all done, off to feed son's cats as they are away skiing in Canada on honeymoon, lovely daughter back from London for a few days, wreath made and just off to cemetery, mince pies to be made and midnight mass tonight where I now will add another lit candle for dad alongside mum and brother. Best wishes to you and yours x
 

Tin

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May 18, 2014
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UK
My first Christmas without dear Dad..half my family has now gone...mum and twin brother as well...2 invisible sisters and me remain. However...as sad as this Christmas feels for me, others who have also lost their loved ones and many of you still dealing with the daily struggles of dementia...what has made me chuckle through this are the posts like jimbo's daily insults with class and the threads sharing happy memories of childhood Christmas times and music which whilst mine brought a tear to my eyes also gave me a warm comforting feeling of lovely memories I have of my dear mum and dad so thank you to all TPers and I wish you all a peaceful and restful Christmas. Now...shopping all done, off to feed son's cats as they are away skiing in Canada on honeymoon, lovely daughter back from London for a few days, wreath made and just off to cemetery, mince pies to be made and midnight mass tonight where I now will add another lit candle for dad alongside mum and brother. Best wishes to you and yours x

Emotional post. Hope you have a great time with your daughter.
 

Prudence9

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Oct 8, 2016
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love.dad.but and all who are grieving and coping and having a Day with Dementia, I'd like to wish you all a peaceful and calm Christmas.

Thank you for all the cards and good wishes, thoughts and love are with you all for the New Year xxx
 

nae sporran

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Oct 29, 2014
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Bristol
The Christmas dementia rollercoaster continues. C was her usual bubbly self all through lunch and her daughter was actually very nice as was her new boyfriend. So, it was going well. C and her daughter have known the fella who owns the restaurant for 30 years, she offered him money to open a restaurant when was still a waiter, he turned her down but he never forgets and told daughter's boyfriend. So, we got our lunch on the house, which was so lovely. Then C had to tell him she has dementia and if she forgets who he is next time she still loves him. I tried not to cry all the way home, the tears are coming now.
 

Prudence9

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Oct 8, 2016
478
Oh nae sporran that made me cry so goodness knows how you're feeling, bless your lovely wife XXX
 

nannylondon

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Apr 7, 2014
2,475
London
Oh Rob so sad poor Chrystel and poor you so difficult to know what to say to comfort you think a wee cry is what you need sending a gentle hug to you both.
 

LadyA

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Oct 19, 2009
13,558
Ireland
I've got a nasty cold, so haven't been out all day. Snuggled up now with the stove lit, the house warm and cozy and the cats snoozing. The only disturbance is my coughing! Hopefully I'll be better tomorrow. Wishing everyone a peaceful night.
 

Tin

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May 18, 2014
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UK
Mark started a Christmas chat thread, and I posted on it then got a pm to say it had been moved to this thread, do not know why, so anyway, I am watching Top Gear Middle East Special and for the fourth time seeing it, still finding it entertaining and funny. everything so politically incorrect the trio just make me laugh.
 

LadyA

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Oct 19, 2009
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Ireland
I'm listening to an audio book. Sir Patrick Stewart's One Man performance of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol. I've had it for years, but never tire of it. Brilliant performance.
 

nae sporran

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Oct 29, 2014
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Bristol
Oh Rob. So sad. Hope you’re ok.
I've tried to protect C from it as I know she links dementia with going crazy and won't accept being a burden. Can't find the right words, but I'll be ok Izzy, it just seems the good days are quickly followed by something upsetting a lot recently. Thanks for caring.