A very Happy, Healthy and peaceful new year to all who visit-------- I hope you all enjoyed the festivities. Thank you to each and everyone, to all who have been to visit and/or left super comments for me. I appreciate your time and support.
I had some exciting news this morning...... I HAVE WON MINA'S NEW YEAR DRAW !!!!!!! yes honest, lol, Sue, Jules and Janette ( my friends) have been winning challenges, draws and goodies all year, and poor me won NOTHING ------ I AM SO HAPPY, I'm sure it is all down to my sky candle on New Years Eve/morning--------
We had our neighbours, Margaret and Les and Alan round for a meal New Years Eve,we finished around 10pm and then had a few games of domino's ( and a few drinks lol) at 12 midnight we watched the fireworks at the London Eye.
We then went outside to send up our wishes with sky candles. Margaret went first, then Alan, Les and Moz, they all used the candles I had bought, then it was my turn, Les wanted me to use on of his candles so I chose a pretty lilac, it managed to get over the rooftop and on its journey, then all of a sudden, it lost it's fuel and plummeted down to earth!!!!! well---- I didn't know what to think, it had my wishes for my Dad and Sister tied up in it!
Next we decided to set one off for Mum, as she had hurt her back she did not come outside! We chose a pretty blue one for her, we all held it and all made a wish on her behalf, first it got stuck on the clothes line and we had to catch it and wait till it had more heat, we let it go again, it skirted the gutter and missed the chimney, then horror---- it got stuck in the big sycamore tree at the back of Alan's house, we went to the front to look and it was like the burning bush story in the Bible----we were helpless laughing and I was worried (only a little bit ) as Alan has a wooden shed below the tree.......we decided not to tell him at that moment, we spoke in hushed voices ( as you do when you have had a drink, they heard us in the next street lol) so then while waiting for any developments, we decided I should send another as my first was a disaster, I chose a pretty green one, Up it went, all pretty, then it burst into flames and plummeted back to earth !!!! Les then decided to bin the remainder of his defective candles.
When we went back indoors, I told Alan who is 83) there was a slight panic, but the flames had not fallen down his chimney hehehehe he took it in his stride, did not believe us until he saw the remains in his tree the following day !!!
Anyway, when they had gone home I got Mum to bed and then washed my glasses and did a quick tidy up.... the candles were on my mind and I could not rest in case it was a bad omen---in the end, I stood in the middle of our cul-de-sac at 3.30am --- in my nighty and set off one of my own sky candles, which went straight up and floated peacefully away..... with my thoughts for loved ones and wishes for 2011, next day I won Mina's Candy !!!
How good was that !!!!
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