Category Archives: Christmas

Feedback is king

This year, in company with many other people, I sent Christmas cards that I had made myself and far fewer than ever before. I also cut back drastically on the number and size of the presents I gave. As a … Continue reading

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One for you Dan…

…some pictures of the frost in the fields, the garden and on the heath Dan, just to remind you of a wintry December morning in England – sadly not today, Christmas day, when it is, yet again, raining stair-rods! and … Continue reading

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It’s Christmas…

…and it’s wet and murky. The wonderful frosts came a week too early for us to even pretend to have a white Christmas. The garden was a wonderland and much more Christmassy than even driven snow would have felt. Today … Continue reading

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Dogs, for Christmas and for ever…

Everyone is home this Christmas and that is such a treat. I am planning nothing much! Christmas lunch is sorted – it will be delivered today – wonderful nut roasts from Cook..brilliant… no matter how long and lovingly I labour, … Continue reading

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Second Christmas…supposedly under control!

One of the things about having ME/CFS is to survive everything has to be planned, every day paced to make a little energy go a long way. One of my rules is usually to do only one ‘activity’ every day. … Continue reading

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Christmas is here…twice in the next week!

The joys of running a Country Market stall  include many and various ‘Christmas Specials’. On Saturday we have been invited to decorate our stall ( which may amount to a whole ‘half’ table top) with appropriate material as well as … Continue reading

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Christmas trees out of the house at last!

The saga of the Christmas trees is over at last. I didn’t want to spend inordinate amounts of money on a tree last Christmas, even one with roots. I did however want to decorate a tree of some sort. I … Continue reading

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