Wednesday 24 December 2008

Merry Christmas

I had absolutely no idea, until Deslily reminded me, that it'd been nearly four weeks since I posted here. I haven't been reading, or rather I've started several books and got nowhere with them, so haven't had any books to post about. Add that to it being Christmas and thus, extra busy for me, plus I've been ill, and you get a long drawn out silence. Apologies. Once the Christmas madness is over I'll hopefully find something decent to read and get back to this blog. I'll certainly be doing a 'books I got for Christmas' post. Plus I still need to make a list of books about snow.

I had such a thrill a couple of hours ago. The phone rang and a lovely American voice said, 'Hi Cath, this is your sis from across the pond'. It was Deslily! You can't imagine how thrilled I was to hear her voice and to chat with her for about half an hour. It whizzed by - we had such a lot to say. It was truly wonderful and thank you, Pat, for absolutely making my day. :-)

And so I just want to wish the people who stop by this blog on regular basis, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year with this lovely vid of Enya singing Silent Night in Gaelic. I hope everyone has the Christmas that they wish for.


Robin said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family, Cath!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas from another absentee blogger! Over the last month I've been very quiet too, it's amazing how time slips by.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas, and here's hoping 2009 will be filled with wonderful reading, amongst other things!

DesLily said...

well it thrilled me to find out I could call with the calling card I had!! lol.. first dial didn't go thru so I called the calling card again.. found out a few numbers I had to dial in first and then your number! heh.. hey, it is a first for me! I never called outside the US before! Not even to canada!! I can see we could sit and talk all night long lol... I'm glad you were available when I called !!

take care Cath.. have a wonderful Christmas and a New year full of health and happiness!

monix said...

Happy Christmas to you and yours, Cath. Thanks for the Enya - a new one for me. It has been lovely looking round the favourite blogs at the music choices. Everyone has posted something a little out of the ordinary.

Danielle said...

Sorry to hear you've not been feeling well! I hope you are on the mend and find a good book to read once things slow down! Have a wonderful holiday!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas, Cath! Best wishes to you and your family for a healthy and prosperous new year. :]

P.S. Enya is wonderful. Thank you for sharing this video.

Juliet said...

Happy Christmas, Cath. Hope you have a lovely time. Thanks for the lovely music clip.

Cath said...

Thanks everyone. Hope you all had a lovely day today and glad you enjoyed Enya.

Pat, I think we easily yak all night, you're so easy to talk to. I'm sure we'll chat on the phone again sometime and I'll also try to get AIM.

Ana S. said...

What a great surprise from Deslily!

I'm sorry to hear you were ill - I hope you're feeling better now.

Thanks for sharing that lovely Enya video. I look forward to that post about the books you got. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas :)

Cath said...

Hi Nymeth. It *was* a big surprise to get such a lovely gift from Deslily. I'm so glad to know her. :-)

Yes, thank you, I'm feeling quite a lot better now. Hopefully two doses of the same illness is enough now!

I hope you had a good Christmas too.