Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas greetings

The cake, pudding, mince pies, gingerbread and desserts have all been made. The tree has been decorated and the presents wrapped. My son and his wife and little Charlotte have arrived safely. So there is nothing left but to get ready for Midnight Mass and to wish each and every one of you a very happy Christmas.

You can see some of my childhood memories of Christmas over on The Dabbler and then perhaps you will know why I choose this particular carol to welcome the feast day.


  1. Merry Christmas, Maureen. I loved your story on The Dabbler and the Sussex carol was beautiful. Thank you for sharing.
    Hope you have a lovely day. I am off to bed (at 2AM) having dodged John Albert and his peering eyes to get presents wrapped and under the tree. He's 24 and still believes. I don't think I'll ever tell him otherwise. That is the joy of having a disabled son. You get to keep the innocence around for a very long time.

  2. Karin - I wish you and yours a very happy and peaceful Christmas. Have a day of wonder with John Albert and baby Emma.

  3. I love that Carol!
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  4. Just been over to the Dabbler, that is a lovely piece...I really enjoyed reading it (I'll never think of Vera Lynn in quite the same way again)
    I well remember that weight of my dad's lumpy wool sock heavy on our toes at the end of the bed :0)

  5. Val - we had my mother's nylon stockings and the fruit and gifts would make intriguing lumpy shapes. I'm afraid I have never forgiven Vera Lynn!

    I hope you are having a lovely time with your family and that the plaster cast hasn't inconvenienced you too much.

  6. What a great article you wrote, Maureen! I loved reading it, but couldn't bear to watch the video after what you said.

  7. Nan - thank you. I must say that the effect of that experience has been that I have tried to ensure that Christmas has been a joyful time for all the children I have encountered.


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