January the 6th!   Seriously though, I think this year it is going out for Christmas Dinner on Christmas Day at the Ramada Hotel.¬† We seldom go out for a family meal and it will cut out on family stress for cooking the meal. It is for the second year in a row I am … Continue reading Anticipation


All Mod Conned

  Christmas is busy and expensive time when at home, I'm not sure I would want to make it even more busy and expensive by going away for Christmas. A friend of mine, who for the sake of this article I will call Dennis, often goes away for Christmas as his attitude was that Christmas … Continue reading All Mod Conned


  My decorations tend to go up either Christmas Eve or 23rd December. I don't go excessive, I have a wreath on my door and I usually decorate the hall, living room and dining room which are the main places people will be visiting. The Tree goes up in the living room and Nutcracker's decorate … Continue reading Tinselitis

Blue Xmas

Some festive Jazz for Christmas Eve Bill Evans: Santa Claus is Coming to Town   Charlie Parker: White Christmas (airshot) Dexter Gordon: The Christmas Song "Champion" Jack Dupree- Santa Claus Blues Louis Armstrong: Christmas in New Orleans Fats Waller "Swing dem Jingle Bells" Peggy Lee with Benny Goodman: … Continue reading Blue Xmas