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Sending Christmas Wishes

“Remembrance, like a candle, Shines brightest at Christmastime” Charles Dickens Advertisements

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Festive Birthday (2)

In the Northern Hemisphere, the 21st December is the shortest day of the year. From today, day light remains for a little longer as we trundle through the rest of Winter into Spring and then finally, and hopefully Summer! The BBC reported  … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Get Togethers

I talked about recently the Secret Santa that is undertaken at my book group. Essentially we select a name from a hat, the gift should be to the value of £15 and must include a book. Once wrapped the gift … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Festive Birthday (1)

Today marks what would have been my beloved Grandmother’s 115th birthday. Regular readers of this blog will have read various posts about my Grandparents and the families they descended from. I am very proud of them and the achievements they … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Secret Santa

I rather like Secret Santa exchanges. I also like the bit of sounding out a suitable gift and then purchasing. That is all rather fun. A book group that I belong to does that. All names go into a hat … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Gifts

I always get much more joy from purchasing gifts than receiving them; perhaps that makes me a bar humbug! This year I knew what I wanted “Santa” to bring me and without too much prompting or reminding, Santa’s helper purchased … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Stockings

I cannot remember having a stocking as a child and I never thought to ask Mum. What I do recall seeing early one Christmas morning was Mum putting a pillow case of my presents at the bottom of the bed. … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Treats

We live in a fast, modern and immediate world which is totally removed from the years of my childhood. What was a treat back then is very much a potentially common occurrence now which rather defeats the object to being … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Traditions

As a genealogist I recognise the traditions we have are a way of honouring the past and those that went before us. As each generation produces hopefully another generation new traditions are formed and hopefully will continue into the future. … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2017 – Christmas Shopping

I have always thought there is something rather nice about the buzz of Christmas shopping, but in recent years the enjoyment has been lost to me and I have been very disorganised in organising gifts etc. I have tended to … Continue reading

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