Thanks for your kind responses to the video footage of Simon’s celebrations, I’m sure you enjoyed his shows with Julia. The end of the year is always a busy time for us all but it seems extra busy for the Franklins with seven birthdays in three weeks of Christmas (not including mine on the big day).
I hope we’re giving you plenty of ideas to fill those stockings (you know what I mean!). Every year my wife Tracey and I agree to take it easy with the pressies and food etc, but with the best intentions it never quite works out that way, does it!
This year after much thought – I’m spending a quiet Christmas and birthday at home with my family – we did talk about going away somewhere exotic for the 'BIG' birthday but ultimately decided to stay with tradition and remain in good old Blighty.
I’ve never spent a Christmas or Birthday away from home, but a few of my friends tell me I’m missing out, as they always go to far off places and raise a glass of Christmas cheer as they wallow in a cooling pool in 100 degree heat ! I suppose it’s each to their own and perhaps one day I’ll just have to find out what I’ve missed, if anything.
I was going over some old Christmas photos and found this one of Kathy Tayler and I at the Breast Cancer Care Carol Concert in 2007 (above left), I’m not sure which camera Kathy is looking at but I think it’s a lovely picture all the same.
Buying presents for the children is relatively easy still, although it gets harder each year, but buying for the grown ups is just as testing – I think I’ve bought more presents from QVC this year than ever before and I haven’t finished yet ! Whilst you’re surfing our website or tuning in for last minute inspirations, drop me a line and tell me where you are spending Christmas this year – I’m nosey like that!