Day 22 – Home for Christmas and Why Men are Happier!


George is finally home, and in time for Christmas.


Our ginger cat, George, was badly injured on 2 November, and apart from a few days, has spent the last 7 weeks at the vets (thanks heavens for pet insurance) Finally, yesterday, we got to bring him home. He has regained some of the weight he had lost, and his fur is started to grow again too.

As you can see from today’s photos he looks very comfortable, and seems to be taking the hectic madness of Christmas very much in his stride!

He also seems to have fallen for a Santa hat in a big way!


Apart from some digital-scrapped gifts and gift cards, I have not managed much digital scrapping recently, and I am really missing it. I hope to soon have more to share…so watch this space.


My Christmas Survey/ Traditions

Hmmmm….how about Christmas Pudding? Love it or loathe it? Do you serve it? Do you know what it is?


Personally I loathe it, and have never made one. This years ours has been purchased from Marks & Spencers, so as their advertisement would say “It’s not just Christmas Pudding, it is a Marks & Spencers Luxury Recipe Christmas Pudding with succulent vine fruits, glace cherries & walnuts, infused with brandy, rum & port”.

It can also be served with brandy butter, brandy cream or even brandy custard.


So what do you traditionally serve after your Christmas Dinner as a dessert? Please share.

Finally a “funny” by husband shared with me. I hope you enjoy it.

Men Are Just Happier People–

Your last name stays put.
The garage is all yours.
Wedding plans take care of themselves.

Chocolate is just another snack.
You can never be pregnant.
Car mechanics tell you the truth.
The world is your urinal.
You never have to drive to another petrol station restroom because this one is just too icky.
You don’t have to stop and think of which way to turn a nut on a bolt.
Same work, more pay.
Wrinkles add character.
People never stare at your chest when you’re talking to them.
New shoes don’t cut, blister, or mangle your feet.
One mood all the time.
Phone conversations are over in 30 seconds flat.
You know stuff about tanks and engines. A five-day vacation requires only one suitcase.
You can open all your own jars.
You get extra credit for the slightest act of thoughtfulness.

Your underwear is £8.95 for a three-pack. Three pairs of shoes are more than enough.

You never have strap problems in public.
You are unable to see wrinkles in your clothes.
Everything on your face stays its original colour.
The same hairstyle lasts for years, maybe decades.
You only have to shave your face and neck.

You can play with toys all your life.
One wallet and one pair of shoes — one colour for all seasons.
You can wear shorts no matter how your legs look.
You can “do” your nails with a pocket knife.
You have freedom of choice concerning growing a mustache.
You can do Christmas shopping for 25 relatives on December 24 in 25 minutes.

No wonder men are happier.

11 thoughts on “Day 22 – Home for Christmas and Why Men are Happier!”

  1. HeatherManning

    LOL at the men thing! That’s funny! I’m glad your kitty is home! He’s a cutie! And he really does look he is quite taken with the Santa hat. LOL

  2. aw so glad you little cat is home for the holidays 🙂 and good to hear he’s doing fine…and yes, looks like he really loves that hat! too cute!

    Pudding…hhmmm, not really like that and we never serve it during christmas either 🙂

    Funny manstuff, thanks for sharing!

    Have a great weekend and so glad christmas is almost here! Hugs!

  3. I’m glad to see that George is home and doing well!

    We do brunch for Christmas day and basically just nibble on Christmas cookies/biscuits that I’ve made during the whole holiday season. Mmmmmm!

  4. Glad your baby kitty is doing better…as for the man thing…HOW TRUE!!! I think we must have gotten the shaft dont you?? lol Anyway thank you for the good laugh…

  5. oh so sorry to hear your cat was at the vets for so long! the poor thing. He looks quite well in those photos, and what a nice xmas present to have him home finally!

    Thankyou for the lovely comments you left on my blog. Hope you and your family (and your cat) have a lovely christmas and new year.

  6. OK JanMary – this is ENTIRELY too funny – I may beg you to allow me to publish this on my blog at some point? You gave me the biggest giggle of the day! Remind me to share the chocolate chart with you next time we chat! Its funny like this! The pics of ‘the cat in the hat’ George are darling. Thanks for sharing and our friendship JM – you have a special place in my heart!

    Love, Barb

  7. Colleen Chi-girl

    Hope your poor cat is doing better.

    Okay, Xmas dessert: I ask a friend (who has been coming for years to our home) to bring it and it’s usually some kind of apple pie – always good. She soaked apples and prunes in Calvados (brandy) – and wrapped it all in filo dough this year. She had the nerve to take the leftovers home. We also served homemade Xmas cookies (a cool recipe for Pizzelles on my blog), and a variety of other store-bought goodies.

    We eat at an English restaurant every year for Xmas Eve – decorated to the max (tastefully) for Xmas. Traditional English carolers serenade us during dinner, then everyone in the rest. is assigned one of the 12 days of Xmas – and we all sing along. Very fun. So they had a trifle (very interesting – good), a pudding, mincemeat pie, and bread pudding for dessert choices. At our table we had all but the pudding! But your pudding sounds really good – I would’ve tried that one!

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