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Sally has been kind enough to feature my Christmas poem on her wonderful blog. I hope you enjoy it and a very Merry Christmas to you all. — December 24, 2017

Sally has been kind enough to feature my Christmas poem on her wonderful blog. I hope you enjoy it and a very Merry Christmas to you all.

via Smorgasbord Christmas Posts from Your Archives – Twas the night before Christmas, with presents to wrap by Judy E. Martin

The Christmas Tag — December 20, 2017

The Christmas Tag

I have been nominated by the lovely Ritu of But I Smile Anyway to take part in The Christmas Tag. I have been getting into the Christmas spirit lately so am thrilled to have a go. Thanks Ritu! 🙂

 

 

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  • Thank the person that nominated you with a link to their blog
  • Add the picture in your blog
  • Copy these rules into your post
  • Add a link to this original post (littlediyprojects.wordpress.com/thechristmastag)
  • Answer the 10 questions (you can add e:-)xtra Christmas-related questions if you want)
  • Tag at least 3 other bloggers with links to their blogs
  • Have fun!

The Questions:

1. What’s your favourite thing about Christmas?
2. What’s your favourite Christmas memory?
3. Are there special traditions your family has for Christmas?
4. What’s your Christmas wish? (Can be personal or general)
5. What’s your favourite Christmas dish?
6. What’s your favourite Christmas decoration?
7. What’s your favourite Christmas song?
8. Where do you usually celebrate Christmas?
9. What does the ‘Christmas Spirit’ mean to you?
10. Who out of anybody in the world would you want to spend your Christmas with?

The Answers

    1. I love the Christmas music, not just the old classics that get trotted out every year like Slade and Wizzard (although they  always make me smile), but I love a Christmas carol too, and despite not being overly religious I love the Christingle service that the church does for little children, it is beautiful.
    2. My favourite Christmas memory is being with the family playing charades, laughing at the rude ones and also at my Mum always shouting out the answers to the wrong team!
    3. We did have special traditions when we were kids. As well as opening our main Christmas presents in the morning, we would all buy each other little presents, often joke or useful ones that we would call ‘tree presents’ which we would dish out when we all got together Christmas teatime. There was always a lot of hilarity as we squashed into the front room opening things like posing pouches, a ‘jewel’ encrusted dustpan and brush, and of course the inevitable pair of underpants that my Mum had wrapped up for one of the boys  that went to me or my sisters or knickers that went to one of my brothers!
    4. My Christmas wish for everyone is, of course, peace and tolerance for one another.
    5. My favourite Christmas dish is, pigs in blankets, and turkey, oh and gammon, or perhaps the cold meat, mash and pickles we have on Boxing day!
    6. I have a few baubles that my daughter made at nursery that go on the tree every year, and I love sparkly lights too, in fact, our hallway with its ice blue lights look very pretty. I will post a pic at the end.
    7. Well, my favourite Christmas carol is ‘Away in a Manger’ especially when sung by children, and my favourite song is Boney M’s ‘ Mary’s Boy Child (Oh, My Lord).
    8. This year we will be spending it at home, although in the past it has been with my sisters or mum.
    9. The ‘Christmas spirit’ to me means showing warmth and compassion to people, and being aware that not everyone enjoys this time of year for one reason or another.
    10. I am happy spending Christmas with family.

Here are my nominees, that I would love to join in, however, I appreciate that you are all busy and might not have chance to participate, so no pressure!

Hugh

Sue

Sally

Christmas Tag
My sparkly hallway!

 

The Other Side of Christmas — December 19, 2017

The Other Side of Christmas

I wrote this post at the same time last year, and it is just as relevant now as it was then. For most of us, Christmas is a time of joy and happiness, however, there is the other side of Christmas too which for some is anything but.

For some Christmas morning

Is just another day

They won’t be eating turkey

And Santa didn’t stop with his sleigh

****

The old man, now a widower

Faces the day alone

His children are not bothered with him

They have families of their own

****

The young girl who ran away

After years of living a hell

The things her father did to her

Then threatened her not to tell

****

The wife who is too frightened

To say a word out-of-place

In case, she annoys her husband

And he punches her in the face

****

The hungry little toddler

Whose parents are so poor

They don’t even have the essentials

His bed is a mattress on the floor

***

There are people who can help them

To enjoy the festivities

If you want to join in

Then visit one of these websites, please!

***

NSPCC Children’s charity

Crisis Homeless charity

Refuge Sufferers of domestic abuse charity

Salvation Army Christian charity supporting vulnerable people

Age UK Supporting the elderly.

Christmas Limericks Millie Mince Pie — December 18, 2017

Christmas Limericks Millie Mince Pie

I do love a limerick and thought that after the success of some of my Halloween limericks, I would share some Christmas ones that I wrote, over the next few days. I hope that you enjoy them. I have written another extra one, this time for JP over at My Husband and I who challenged me to write a limerick about a mince pie! This was a little tricky but I can’t resist a challenge.

Millie the mince pie, deliciously fruity   

At Christmas, always on duty

She is boozy and sweet

Her crust such a treat

A dollop of cream enhances her beauty.

Christmas Limericks. Silly Snowman — December 17, 2017

Christmas Limericks. Silly Snowman

I do love a limerick and thought that after the success of some of my Halloween limericks, I would share some Christmas ones that I wrote, over the next few days. I hope that you enjoy them.

snow

There was a young snowman called Billy 

Who thought  he looked rather silly

With a carrot for a nose

and not many clothes

Plus no-one had made him a willy!

Roxy is Helping out Ani — December 16, 2017

Roxy is Helping out Ani

Sue and Ani have very kindly shared Roxy’s letter to Santa this year which is to help Ani out of a predicament, (Namely to stop Sue form dressing her up for Christmas).

I am sorry that I am so late sharing it here on my blog, I am so far behind, but please comment on the original over at Sue’s place. Thanks 🙂

 

via Ani’s Advent Invitation: Roxy’s letter to Santa

Christmas Limericks. Squiffy Santa. — December 15, 2017

Christmas Limericks. Squiffy Santa.

I do love a limerick and thought that after the success of some of my Halloween limericks, I would share some Christmas ones that I wrote, over the next few days. I hope that you enjoy them.

Santa was feeling quite merry

His face, as red as a cherry

His tummy was rocking

As he filled up each stocking

He’d overindulged in the sherry!

Christmas Limericks.Naked Christmas Tree — December 14, 2017

Christmas Limericks.Naked Christmas Tree

I do love a limerick and thought that after the success of some of my Halloween limericks, I would share some Christmas ones that I wrote, over the next few days. I hope that you enjoy them.

A young tree was feeling depressed   

She hated being cold and undressed

Then she was placed in a corner

And a family adorned her

With the treasures, they kept in a chest

Christmas Limericks. Rude Reindeer — December 13, 2017

Christmas Limericks. Rude Reindeer

I do love a limerick and thought that after the success of some of my Halloween limericks, I would share some Christmas ones that I wrote, over the next few days. I hope that you enjoy them.

There was a young reindeer named Rude reindeer

Who worked for a jolly old dude

Pulling a sleigh full of toys

For the good girls and boys

Even though he was not in the mood!

Christmas Limericks. ‘Elf and Safety! — December 12, 2017

Christmas Limericks. ‘Elf and Safety!

I do love a limerick and thought that after the success of some of my Halloween limericks, I would share some Christmas ones that I wrote, over the next few days. I hope that you enjoy them. This particular one I wrote for Angela from Hot Mess Memoir blog as she asked me to write something about an elf.

There once was a naughty young elf Who always thought of himself When he should have been working He was having fun shirking Until he cracked his head on a shelf!
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