Tag Archives: Christmas

Amiet, Bruegel and Christmas

An unprecedentedly mild December set me searching for snowy scenes… in the lull between the twin peaks of festive excess, which are Christmas and New Year’s Eve. The chance to spin my wheels is a rare one; but I have … Continue reading

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Don’t count your Christmases

A chill thought swam into my head as I lay flat and fat in my Christmas bed. Reflecting on eating my bodyweight in festive fayre, a sepia memory came unbidden of Christmas past. I found myself transported to my own … Continue reading

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Christmas Morning

Up at five Checking her stocking, Held on till seven Before she comes knocking. “How many days to Christmas?” Her sleepy brother asks Today IS Christmas, Let’s get unwrapping!

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Against the grain today I put on a smiling face. In so doing I added measurably to the sum of human happiness. So simple, yet sometimes so hard. Why don’t we all do it more? I can’t take all the … Continue reading

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