For My Dad, Christmas Lights and A Simple Supper

17 Dec

1    A beautiful song was chosen by my sister for our Father’s funeral nine years ago. It is nine years ago today that he died in St John’s Hospice, Doncaster, where he was so incredibly well looked after for 17 days that he asked, “This is a wonderful hotel. Can I afford it?”  Today is the day that I play ‘The Ballad of Joe Hill‘ in remembrance of my much-missed and much-loved  Dad and today I have played Daisy’s choice as well, ‘Under a December Sky’ by Beth Nielson  Chapman and I give you a photo of today’s beautiful December sky to go with the lovely words and music.

Under a December Sky

Under a December Sky

2   The lovely Mr S has put up the Christmas lights tree in the garden today – such a cheery sight.

Christmas lights tree

Christmas lights tree

3   A delicious and simple supper tonight of Chicken and Leek Risotto with Toasted Cashew Nuts.

Chicken and Leek Risotto

Chicken and Leek Risotto


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13 responses to “For My Dad, Christmas Lights and A Simple Supper

  1. Getting the Final Word

    December 19, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    What a wonderful tribute for your father! I know he’s watching over you from above smiling as you play music just for him! 🙂

  2. Flowerpot

    December 18, 2013 at 10:00 am

    Love to your memories of your dad, Sally. And that supper looks lovely! See you tomorrow xx

  3. makagutu

    December 18, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Peace be with you Sally.\
    Beautiful shots

  4. Don

    December 17, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    The treasure of memory is a marvellous gift. May the memory of your father bring joy to you.

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 18, 2013 at 6:31 am

      Lovely memories indeed, thank you. 🙂

  5. PositiveBoomer

    December 17, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    I was thinking about you as I remembered you telling me last year that you lost your Dad the same year I lost my Momma. It is 7 years now that my Mom has passed away. Big hugs to you and I know you continue to cherish your memories of your Dad. ♥ Renee

    • mybeautfulthings

      December 18, 2013 at 6:34 am

      Big hugs to you too. They never really leave us do they? That’s another of life’s mysteries that you don’t understand until you experience it for yourself. Thank you for remembering and calling in with hugs and love, Sally 🙂

  6. Our Growing Paynes

    December 17, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Thinking of you and your family on the anniversary of your father’s passing.

  7. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    December 17, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Peace be with you …as you remember your Father…
    Pretty tree…lighting up your garden…
    and the meal is something I would definitely like…cashews…one of my favorite…


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