One tradition that continues regardless is the annual buying of the Double Edition of The Radio Times (as they would say on the Beeb......... other TV Listing magazines are available but not as readable)
Did you know there is a website featuring all the Double Issue Christmas Covers?
from 1969? No, neither did I but there it is!
I picked this at the newsagents at Addenbrookes on Tuesday, when I got home I found my copy wasn't stapled together properly so is bound to fall apart by 5th January - bother.
I shall peruse and see what will be watched.
A14 update - two trips there this week, no traffic hold ups thankfully and I'm remembering to put the radio on as I leave home for traffic reports so I can detour via Bury St Edmunds and Haverhill if necessary.
Colin update............he got the stem cells from the donor as planned last Friday. Now it's a case of waiting, they can't tell if results are good for several weeks. The side effects of the anti-rejection tablets are sickness and awful indigestion, not helped by having to drink litres of water everyday and not feeling like eating much. Side effects of the week of nasty chemo are ulcers in the mouth and throat which sometimes get so bad that people have to have a feeding tube, he hasn't quite got to that yet but his weight is dropping. His blood counts have all dropped - which means risk of infection is higher. He hasn't had many visitors as people keep getting colds so can't visit, but as he is spending most of the day dozing he's not too bothered. There is still no internet connection at all on the ward which is why he hasn't updated Facebook but our son might have got the dongle to work so maybe next week.