These last few days have been hard work for Worth and Gates. Worth has been struggling with extreme tiredness, lack of appetite, nausea, vomiting and just generally feeling lousy- too poorly to even concentrate on writing antics, less still to get up to any. Gates has been the stalwart right hand man she always is but she too could not summon up the necessary enthusiasm to get the job done.
So they apologise for not keeping their followers up to date and allowing them to worry. But they are still marching on, trackless towards a very sure and certain destination, but with no timescale.
These days have seen a splendid array of friends who have come to visit and cheer Worth up, which they do immensely. And although it might seem to them that they tire him out, in fact they perk him up and give him some focus for a laugh and a joke. As a result of this they have many gifts of sweets, chocolates and flowers to brighten up the Folly.
Worth has also bought Gates a small toy soldier to keep her safe come the day when he is not around to advise her. He is a brave bold chap and will travel with Gates wherever she goes, but for now he sits on the mantelpiece infusing himself with essence of Worth, preparing himself for his new role. It is a big role to fill.
So perhaps not an inspiring entry but undoubtedly better than last Christmas, which has probably gone unrecorded but was a great deal of pain for Worth, no Christmas meal for Gates and disappointment for both. So Happy Christmas to all those who read this indulgent blog and Worth and Gates wish you all the best for the New Year.