Article last updated : 27/01/2011
A Christmas Blog
It is time for Katie’s Dad to share his thoughts with you again.
As Christmas inexorably approaches he struggles to see what is festive about our love affair with outdoor Christmas lights!
Don’t get me started on exterior Christmas decorations, even so called tasteful ones are a waste of money and you who have paid for them cannot see them because you are indoors!
Christmas gifts have been in the shops, it seems, since July and Christmas adverts have taken over my television. I wish the those “celebrities” who advertise Iceland would take their own advice and actually go to Iceland – the one north of Scotland!
If you want a tasteful Christmas scene then soon Katie’s website will be made all “Christmassy” by our friends at Weave-a-Web. I do believe that the word “Christmassy” (if indeed there is such a word) is up there in the annoying stakes with “Girly” as in “A girly night out”.
As you may know the company I work for have been collecting money for Little Havens since 1998 in lieu of sending Christmas cards and have raised thousands in the process. Please give this idea some thought at your school or work place, as it is a simple yet effective way of raising much needed funds.
We recently received some good news regarding Katie’s fund at the hospice so we hope to have some great news regarding a milestone total very soon.
Also, amid all this horrible weather it seemed only natural to give next year’s cricket match some thought - incredibly it will be the fourth such event - and in 2011 we are aiming to stage the match in either late June or early July thus avoiding the school holidays. Please keep checking the site for the announcement of the date.
This week’s gag is stolen from Friend of Katie Lynn Phillips, a colleague of mine, who tells me that the other night during the bad weather a lorry jackknifed on the road spilling its load of pens and paper, the whole road was stationary!
No comment about the spelling of “stationary” by the way. That’s the sort of thing I would comment on!
As you know Katie loved Christmas and sadly all that the festive period does is highlight our loss – particularly on Christmas Day itself. I miss her beyond words every day, the 25th of December I just miss her that bit more.