Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas

As my mate and fellow Blogger, Chicago Addick, heads to Buckhead just north of Atlanta for his Christmas, I will be spending mine in Charlton, Inner London (Merry Christmas S). I'm not complaining, like CA I love being at home at Christmas and will be joined by my closest family tomorrow for the Christmas Dinner and family fun.

I had jobs all day yesterday which started with walking the dog and finished with delivering a few gifts and a dash to the self-service tills at Sainsburys for a few business-as-usual bits. It was there I had the pleasure of spotting Patrick Bauer and his other half. No-one else in the busy store recognised him but I couldn't miss the opportunity to wish him a Merry Christmas. He's taller than I expected, probably exactly the same height as me (but probably only 60% of my weight). I didn't want to get this wrong so said "Mr Bauer" to break the ice and ensure it wasn't Jimmy Smith. He said "yes" in an unmistakeable if slightly reluctant German accent, looked slightly nervous and then swallowed hard. When I said "Merry Christmas" and offered him my hand, a broad smile and a slight sense of relief broke over his face. I am too old for selfies, but it was good to shake hands with the BFG. 

Anyway, I am about to head off out with my dog again as I savour Christmas Eve and enjoy the waiting for Christmas Day. Wherever you are, I wish you and your families a peaceful and pleasant Christmas.


  1. You and your family have good one too Dave - and thanks for sharing the pain in 2016!

    Pembury Addick

  2. Merry Christmas to you and the girls Dave.

  3. Merry Christmas to you all mate.



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