Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Merry Christmas and Sesaon's Greetings

It is Christmas Eve.  Gosh, it has come round quickly, again!


I hope everyone reading this, following the blog and looking at the various tweets I'm posting (as Roundwood's World) has a wonderful Christmas.

And at this time of year I think of friends who may have had a tough old year, or who are far from home.  My heart-felt good wishes for the season go out to all of you.

And also, in particular, I think of friends in the blogosphere who will not be with us this year, and of their families who will find this a difficut time of year.  This Christmas, I particularly remember two greatly respected and much loved personalities from our hobby who passed this year - blogger Captain Richard, and wargamer (and grumpy old chap) Allen E. Curtis.  Their kind words and grace blessed me many times, and I shall never forget them.

To Richard and Allen's families, I wish you all the blessings of Christmas.  I shall be thinking of both Richard and Allen tomorrow, with great fondness.

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  1. Merry Xmas, and well said its good to remember our friends in the community that have not made it..

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    1. Merry Christmas, Dave! Let's hope Chistmas day lunch is as good as that amazing dinner in Elvington!!!

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  2. Merry Christmas; and fine words from Dave.

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  3. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and your family, Adam.
    Unfortunately I didn't know Richard and Allan personally but my thoughts are with their families.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Monty! I didn't know them personally.....just on the blogosphere. They both commented and got in touch - through this blog, and through Richard's. Much missed!

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  5. Merry Xmas Sir Sidney, and yes, a toast to absent friends.

    Best, Simon

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    1. And the best to you, Simon! Merry Christmas!

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  6. Merry Christmas Sidney and a much better than average New Year.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Gary....hope to ctch up at some point this year.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Phil....all the best of the season to you and the family

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  8. Merry Christmas Sidney. A wonderful post and most appropriate. Here's to absent friends!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Millsy! Amazing work in the Challenge so far!

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  9. Happy Christmas and fine words; absent friends.

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    1. And all the best for Christmas to you and the Sainted Mrs Awdry, Michael!

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  10. Cheers Sidney! Have a very good Christmas too.

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  11. Nice words Sidney
    Feliz Navidad from Spain, wish my best tio you and your family and hope to see around in Antwerp next year
    I will be curious to try the horse meat!!

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    1. Feliz Navidad, Benito!!! Definately hoping to see you in Antwerp this year - I've never tried the horse steaks myself, but Rich and Nick swear by them.

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  12. Well said Sidney! Wishing you and yours all the best for Christmas.

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    1. And you, Mark.....Merry Christmas. In Prague for Christmas this year?

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    2. Yes, with all the family and in-laws. Czech Christmas celebrated on the evening of 24th as usual.

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    1. And a very Merry Christmas back at you, FMB!!

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  14. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to you as well Sidney!

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    1. Thanks Terry! And the same to you and yours, Terry!

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  15. I hope you are having a great day. All the best.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Ashley. Certainly hoping to catch up in the New Year - have a great holiday season!

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    1. Merry Christmas, Griork! Looking forward to seeing that top floor wargames room come to fruition in the New Year!

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  17. Merry Christmas from Scrivsland and a toast to absent friends.

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    1. Merry Christmas, Scrivs! Hope you have a great time. Looking forward to catching up in the New Year!

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  18. Merry Christmas Sidney! I hope you had a great one, surrounded by family and friends.

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  19. Merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015 Sidney.
    Pat.

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  20. Hope you had a good Christmas Sidney and all the best to you and yours for 2015.

    Airhead

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  21. Season's Greetings and the best to both you and yours this New Year my friend. And a tip of the glass to absent friends.

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