jusummerhayes (jusummerhayes) wrote,
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23 December 2012

We spent a wonderful day at Longleat Safari Park. It is 40 years since I was last there. I didn't really enjoy the wildlife park: the animals looked saddened by having to endure another car driving by without any interest in them. But the house was splendid. Having read the family tree, it was amazing to think that the lineage went back to 1215.

I enjoy Christmas but always struggle with the seize mentality where everyone loses their head, shopping with a sense of complete abandonment. 

For me Christmas is all about my family. Or to be precise my wife's family, who have always made it feel special. 

Having been to two funerals in the last month of people who died aged 50 and 46, I realise more than ever that every day is special and I intend to live this Christmas sucking up every single moment.

Julian
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