So for me, that means my family converging for a few days in one place. This year we found a DVD that had been made from the cine camera footage that my family had taken in the pre-video age, put it in the player and watched those scenes again. All silent images, but shouting across the decades.
It covered various holidays and special times for my family from ...
...or at least the title of a chapter in the story.
Imagine there is one toy you needed to buy for Christmas, and the last shop you go into at 5pm on Christmas Eve has one left when you get there. What sort of smile would you smile?
The same smile as the child that opens that present?
Or the smile you have when you watch them open it?
The smiles when your friends and relatives visit at ...
On behalf of my team at Swords Orthodontics, and my colleagues, and myself, I sincerely wish a happy Christmas, and every happiness in the New Year, and many smiles ahead, to all our patients, past, present and future, and to their families and friends. Also to all the people we work with, other dentists, our suppliers and service providers.
All the best,
Orthodontists are a funny bunch.
This year, from some colleagues I received Christmas presents of:
....actually loads of people smiled, at a reunion of The Blades.
The Blades were one of the legendary Irish bands of my childhood. They released a series of monumentally good singles in the early 80s and were widely loved by audiences around the country. They were largely synonymous with their singer Paul Cleary - who wrote an Irish charity single for famine release "Show some concern" as well as his work with the band. Musically they worked in an area that was a bit like the Jam or The Beat but more rock/ska/soul than mod/new ...