Early Morning Reflections – On Being Childless at Christmas

It’s just before dawn on Christmas morning 2020.  The first few brave birds are sending out their song into the darkness.  As I sit to write this post there are still things left to be done: a few stray presents to wrap, the soup to make for lunch and the cat is nudging me for his breakfast. … More Early Morning Reflections – On Being Childless at Christmas

2nd December – Real Animals and Mythical Creatures!

  One word: REINDEER! What’s not to like? I guess unless you’re a Sami reindeer herder then you don’t think about them much throughout the rest of the year then, BAM! December arrives and they line up amongst the other symbols of the Christmas Holidays as reminders of what we might be missing out on. … More 2nd December – Real Animals and Mythical Creatures!

Big Stuff, Small Mindings: finding your own way through the festive season.

Anyone who knows me (and I can see friends and family members rolling their eyes in recognition!) will know that I am just a bit ‘bah humbug’ about the festive season/Christmas. The idea of it is wonderful, cozy, glittery and delicious. Somehow I find the reality all a bit overwhelming. I am not religious so … More Big Stuff, Small Mindings: finding your own way through the festive season.