Saturday, 24 December 2016

A (messy and double) Farewell of A Christmas Musical Advent Calendar (2016) 24.

If you have read the post for the 20th part of this Thingy - here's another chance - then you will have seen that all the best laid plans of mice and men ( when it comes to organising this Thingy) come to nout.

And consequently the blood, sweat and tears shed here some time before, need clearing up.

But you know what?

The editorial staff are united that this year, for once, the whole bones of the enterprise (The Good Ship Bitsnbobs), should be laid bare.

So we have decided to leave what was there in text, should rest, and that we should replace simply the ditty above.

Simply .

Because life isn't like that, it's messy.

So here is the song of one recently departed - that deserves a place in ANY Christmas Musical Advent calendar - and the text that belonged  to an homage to someone departed earlier and honoured here.

I hope they don't mined sharing Christmas Eve.

It’s four in the morning, the end of December….
Actually it’s not.

It’s early evening and it’s late middle October -  (late December as this surfaces from archives beyond AND onto the blog).

New York is cold now….

That I don’t know; it might be.

As I write it’s not only late middle October and early evening it’s also NOT New York and it’s not cold.

Although I have lit a fire it’s only for the cozyness; the day has been mild to magnificent with blue skies that make you sigh out loud at the beauty of the things.


I can’t believe that I haven’t slipped this into any of the previous Bitsnbobs Musical advent Calendar Thingys – and there have been a few – as it is so perfectly early December-ish despite the lyrics.

Though as you will see, timing is everything.

What I mean is that the Thingy likes to get Wintery before it gets Tinsely and the touch here is certainly Wintery.

Today though it is Octobery, trees cascading into yellow as I drive to and from the vets.

To – to get the dressing off the cats leg to look at the stitches…

From… to take him home with one of those funnels on his head to stop him pulling the stitches out with his teeth.

The original dressing - expertly administered by the vet – consisted of a bandage heavily printed with the message ‘DON’T CHEW’.

I had to laugh.

Surely they knew he couldn’t read.


I mean he’s smart – it took him thirty minutes to get it off – but he’s not a reader.

Not smart enough to get out of the plastic funnel either.


At the moment he thinks it’s something coming toward him so he is walking backwards all the time.

I guess he’ll get used to it.

Anyway – in the car I listened to Leonard.

He’s been in the news this week (October).

Because of Bob.

Bob got given the Nobel Prize for literature, and Leonard said it’s like pinning a medal on Everest to say Everest is the biggest mountain.

Wise man Leonard.

Missed now, so this has become a little tribute.

And a pensive note for Christmas Eve.

So……. /Everest/Leonard/Bob/Cat/Car...and Goodbye – that’s how the Bitsnbobs Musical Christmas Advent Calendar Thingy gets done/dusted/brought to your door.

Thanks for the trouble you took.

Thank you Greg too.


Mary said...

This song is one for the ages.

I wish you a hopeful Christmas
I wish you a brave new year
All anguish pain and sadness
Leave your heart and let your road be clear
They said they'll be snow at Christmas
They said they'll be peace on earth
Hallelujah noel be it heaven or hell
The Christmas we get we deserve

We miss Greg

and Leonard.

Peace and joy to all!

still - from Canada -- where Santa lives.
[Don't believe those Laplanders.;-)]

popps said...

ages and ages and ages....

have a good day/week /year/more Mary x

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