You all will be in my thoughts, I did around 40% of Christmas’s, NY’s, Birthdays and Anniversary’s at work; either in a Laboratory or Offshore/Abroad.
The time off is terrific, but leaving home on occasion to do Christmas & New Year was hard to bear.
But the elation of coming home, was fantastic and a belated Christmas Day with no little imagination could be great fun!! Explaining to friends that without the likes of us, there would be no gas to roast the turkey with or lights for the Christmas tree; was a concept until then; not seriously considered.
Excepting the efforts of doctors, nurses, police, fire brigade, TV & Radio staff, vets, utility & offshore workers to mention just a few; Christmas just could not happen.