Thank goodness that nasty cold I had went far enough away so that I could get to the exercise group on Tuesday. Although it still hasn't completely gone - hanging around far too long in my opinion. No swimming this week - it's school holidays so the only lane swimming sessions are early morning or evenings.
Postmen have packed up early for Christmas by going on strike today and tomorrow. I've had some Christmas cards through and the bill for the boiler service last month finally got here. My post usually arrives about 1pm but because of missing some days it's just meant they have needed to work much later and it was almost dark when he popped cards through the door yesterday. Lots of Robins on cards this year.
I was pleased to find I could watch The Battle of the Brits tennis on TV, this was a two day tournament between England and Scotland organised by Jamie Murray. It was on the BBC iplayer and there were some good matches. I've also been watching the Finals of this series of Countdown, one young fella has broken all records with his high scores and University Challenge Christmas Alumni quiz - it's quite strange sometimes to find these brilliant brainy people - all specialists in their fields - don't know some everyday basics.
And finally as requested here are some more photos of the pages from the book.....
|Decorating the Christmas Tree, December 1944 by John Worsley. The Red Cross crate in front of the Christmas tree shows that the two men are decorating their hut in a prisoner of war camp|
|A tank crew of the 44th Battalion, Royal Tank Regiment, part of the 4th Armoured Brigade, unpack a Christmas parcel to reveal a pudding inside.|
Behind them is their camouflaged tank
The sorting of Christmas mail is undertaken on board the battleship HMS King George V, Christmas Eve 1943