Now I know (a bit) how Father Christmas feels. He rushes around in the period before Christmas delivering letters and parcels ‘just in time’, a process known as ‘frictionless’ in political circles.
Well I admit I haven’t delivered any parcels – though I have written and posted all our Christmas cards! How are you getting on?
Probus is keeping me, and fellow Probus members, busy with all our seasonal events.
So far it’s been the Christmas lunch at Oakdale Golf Club, the walkless lunch at William and Victoria’s and the Christmas Carol concert at The Harrogate Club – and we’ve barely got into December!
I think that Father Christmas must be doing some special training to prepare for this onslaught, or perhaps he has had a special diet (not mince pies, and certainly not venison!) in order to cope.
I’m flagging somewhat, already, and we’ve still got the Christmas walk in the Fountains area (followed by a slap up lunch at The Chequers Inn). Oh, and there are a few family events too!
Perhaps I sound a bit of a killjoy – but it is really a great time of the year. Seeing Probus friends as well as family and other friends makes it feel a really special time – whatever the weather is doing.
I can just imagine the snow falling, even if the weather is somewhat wetter and windier in reality.
Have a great Christmas!