Tuesday, December 23, 2008

16 Days of Christmas - 4th Day

(The 16 days are the long holiday I have given myself to rest my knee and get over my increasing depression)

On the fourth day of Christmas,
my chores list sent to me...
changing the bed linen.

This is the bedspread I bought for a song in Victoria, BC earlier this year, pretty isn't it?

Thought for today; as I visit your blogs and spend time on Facebook and see everyone turning their lives upside down for the huge get-togethers being planned for Christmas I feel the spirit through you all. For all of you opening your homes and spreading the love to your families and friends, I offer you a simple wish - Have a Wombling Merry Christmas!

Wombles are pointy-nosed furry creatures that live in burrows, where they help the environment by collecting and recycling rubbish in useful and ingenious ways. Their motto is 'Make Good Use of Bad Rubbish'. This "green" message was a reflection of the ecology movement of the 1970s. Although Wombles live in every country in the world, the stories focus on the life of the burrow in Wimbledon Common in London, England.

As a child in the seventies, I believed in Wombles - much like a child believing in Santa. When life is hard a child will cling to any good thing they see. My hero was Orinoco, singing the lead, and I also adored Wellington (cap and spectacles) because he reminded me of me a little bit.

Every Christmas I dig out the old Christmas pop songs and sit in reverie, feeling the joy and energy they infused into their audience, or sing along with gusto not felt for years. YouTube is an added bonus as I can watch the old footage and revisit old 'friends'.

cq

4 comments:

Melli said...

Wombles have the right idea! I think I will believe in them too... I like their motto!

That is indeed a lovely bed spread!

Have a delightful Christmas Eve EVE CQ! Today I am finishing up wrapping stocking stuffers ... and then going grocery shopping. OH BOY!

Mr. Althouse said...

Never heard of a Womble, but if they were "green" in the 70's they were way ahead of their time, or perhaps they can be credited with helping the world move in that direction. either way, they sure are cute.

Tanya sent me.

David said...

glad tidings of great joy to you, queen of the 'net
Have a happy time

Nikki-ann said...

Me again! This time I've been sent by NetChick :)

I love that bedspread, it's beautiful!

Merry Christmas!