Sunday, 29 December 2019

Book talk: Books I read in Autumn 2019

Predictably, as the weather cooled, I was more keen to settle down with a book and, this past autumn, I was able to read 7 books. I am very pleased with the number and I hope I keep up the pace at least until summer as I was gifted 25 books for Christmas and I would like to finish all of them during the coming year. Without further ado, here are the 7 books I read this past autumn.

Christmas in the Snow by Karen Swan - Sincerely  Loree

Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Christmas from my house to yours

It's just 2 more sleeps until Christmas and a mighty north-westerly wind is blowing outside. The temperature has dropped a little but our house is cozy and the smell of baking cookies fills the air. I have skipped out on our office event and decided to finish my last batch of cookies. Tomorrow I will frost them and wrap the last of the presents. I have managed to keep things simple this year without feeling guilty about it. I've also managed to cross everything off my 'to do' list, including buying last-minute tickets to the panto on Boxing day. 

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

A different kind of gift list

It's almost Christmas, the time of year when consumerism goes into overdrive as we all start making lists of gits to buy: for our spouse, our siblings, our children, our parents, our own personal wish list and so on. There's nothing wrong with wanting to show our appreciation by giving something special to our loved ones and our friends. It is an inherent part of our human nature to want to express our love and gratitude by giving. Even the three kings turned up at Bethlehem bearing gifts. But when most of us already have so much, gifts may become superfluous, an extravagance, even. Which brings me to the point I want to make. I am not trying to discourage you from buying gifts for loved ones but to spare a thought for people who may not be so lucky.


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