Tag: Christmas

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Rummaging through my boxes (as one does), I rather unexpectedly found a Christmas fabric panel with images showing the Twelve Days of Christmas. I have no idea where it came from or who the designer is. The pieces were sort of cut out by hand with a very scant 1/4″ around some of the rectangles…

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The In-Laws and the 10-course Dinner – Hilda Wessels I was 21, and a newlywed. My in-laws were very high standard people who looked down on me and my parents. So I thought, well, I will show them what a good wife their son got him! For Christmas we invited my parents and his, for a…

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John opened his eyes slowly, noticing that he had almost five minutes before the alarm clock started ringing. After almost forty five years of getting up to do the morning milking, his body clock could have easily done without the mechanical supplement, but he left it set as part of his routine. His ungainly body…

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[Author Unknown] Twas the night before Christmas, and, oh, I was weary. My stitching unfinished, my eyes getting bleary. The stockings weren’t finished, the chimney was bare. And I knew that morning soon would be there. My children and husband were tucked in their beds, But visions of backstitches ran through my head. I’d stitched…

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Twelve Days of Christmas [and yes we know its Christmas Eve, but we like to get things off to a fun start. Merry Christmas all our members .. from now until 6th January we are running the Twelve Days of Christmas Feature, with masses of fun, articles, makes and much much more.   Enjoy  this story…

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There are many reasons for not enjoying Christmas. It could be that you are far away from family or have lost a loved one. Anxiety or other mental health disorders mean sensory overload can cause distress. For some, the sheer commercialism of the season is stressful. The focus of advertising is always on families and…

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It’s that time of year again – Christmas is looming, presents still to be bought/made, decorations to be found in the loft, rooms tidied away ready for visiting relatives and seemingly vast quantities of food to be bought, prepared, and eaten. So – yet again, I’m doing a runner! Seriously? Well, not quite. I teach…

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It didn’t take me long to put a ‘yes please’ into the shout out for people to interpret a song title for a Christmas feature on the web pages!! Fingers crossed it would be a good one that I could at least interpret into something that hopefully the visitors to the page could decipher and…

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On the day I’m writing this blog, it is Project Linus day in North Devon. We meet on the first Thursday of the month. So how come I am writing a blog rather than being at Project Linus? Well, it came as a bit of a surprise to me last night when I wondered if…

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This year we are doing something different for Christmas here at the website … something that will bring everyone a gift from us, but we want to make this work for everyone. And there’s a charity involved too. We have given our wonderful Bloggerati the Feature to play with, and they are beavering away now…