‘Tis the season to be grateful – Day#12

Well, I’m very grateful to have made it to Day#12 in my series ’12 Days of Christmas’. I have discovered that setting myself a specific challenge really does help even though part-way through I might regret ever starting it! As it is the last day, my Christmas icon is that of ‘Angels’. They are key in the nativity story, telling […]

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The joy of music – Day#11

Christmas music

‘Christmas without music is like turkey without stuffing’ we are told by the adverts on TV. I have to say one of my favourite parts of the festive season is the carols and the songs that are evergreens. You just have to have Bing Crosby and Wizard at sometime!   Canterbury Cathedral music Having had a second home in this […]

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Direction Day#10

The theme for today is ‘Direction’ and I have chosen a star as the Christmas symbol. Why a star? Apart from the baby in the manger, the star that guided folks had a key role to play in the nativity. Stars have been used for hundreds of years to guide travellers so it is a good symbol to use for […]

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Keeping in touch with friends – Day #9

Keeping in touch with friends

The other day, one of my dear friends, Cherryl Katherine, posted this on Face Book Christmas cards for posting finally done. Some of these people I haven’t seen for 30 years. What a job! Would they notice if I didn’t send them? I do wonder. We post around 90 cards to friends each year. Many are in the same category mentioned […]

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Change v Tradition – Day #8


  Change and tradition can be uncomfortable bed fellows. They are contradictory in nature with one trying to hold the status quo whilst the other tries to move old to new. The festive season surrounds us with this tension all the time. Take the cards we send. The pictures are invariably of robins, the nativity, Santa or Victorian streets covered […]

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Family Day#7

Knitted nativity

Christmas is synonymous with family. It is the time of the time of the year when hopefully your nearest and dearest come together to share their love and best wishes. With the advent of technology you don’t have to be in the same room or even in the same country as our recent Skype with the family in New Zealand proved. […]

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