Well...it's time for all those Christmas cards to drop through the letter box
and you know that my faves are the ones which include those newsletters!!
Oh look!! One has just landed on my door mat as I type...
let's read it together, shall we?
Well what a fabulous year it has been, once again!
I've acquired many expensive and wonderful things, about which I must tell you.
The new, top quality Axminster throughout the house has made the world of difference.It cost a fortune, mind you, but the pure gold fleck in it is a joy to behold! Just one little sign of our wealth!
We have also treated ourselves to a new extra large, three piece suite; ( recliners naturally )
posh Italian leather, of course....and not forgetting the two, matching pouffes!
Neville has acquired a bigger and better 'sit on' lawn mower, which helps him no end in mowing the absolutely acres of land that we possess. Our new summerhouse with the added luxury of a kitchen extension, makes the garden...and seats 40 people.
Meanwhile,we have taken 4 holidays this year.
Miles and Piers accompanied us to The Seychelles where we spent three weeks doing little but wining and dining every night . Gloria and Gordon came with us to Brazil...a shorter trip but well worth it if only for the coffee. And last January we went skiing in the Swiss Alps. We stayed in an exclusive, little village and dined every night in a very classy restaurant where the cuisine was superb!
Finally, we had a fortnight in Torquay in the summer...not my choice you understand but Neville wanted to 'do Devon'. I thought it all rather quaint but somewhat common. Mind you we did have some good weather and were able to take the boat across the bay quite a few times and mix with some very fine, upper crust people from the Torbay yachting fraternity.
The grandchildren are all doing very,very well. Crystal has gained a place at Oxford to read Law and her twin brother, Quentin, has secured his place at Edinburgh to read Medicine. Both gained top marks in their A levels and we've bought them each a house to live in, whilst they study away from home.
In September,Neville came home with a new 50 inch tv and at the same time he presented me with a gold bracelet as it was our 40th. My gift to him was the top spec BMW with all the trimmings,if you know what I mean. The personalised plate was the icing on the cake. He was thrilled. I think his parents chose wisely when they named him Neville Oscar - Blakely...don't you?
So, all in all a very good year indeed.
Wishing you a happy Christmas and all the best for 2012!
Serena Nadia Oscar - Blakely