Elephants – E – A to Z Challenge 2019

3 Elephants looking out the window

It must have been in the early days of summer 2000 or maybe 1999. It was on a weekend, my dad had to return to the office to finish something or pick something up. As I kid, I always found going to the office intriguing (why does an adult man have a kangaroo-screensaver on his … Continue reading Elephants – E – A to Z Challenge 2019

Christmas Traditions by Kelli King | Advent 2018 Day 6

Christmas Traditions By Kelli King I love Christmas music. I especially love songs that make me imagine what Christmas is like in other places. My top places to imagine spending Christmas have always been New York City, London, Paris, some enchanting village in Ireland or Germany, and more recently, I found out that Strasbourg, France, … Continue reading Christmas Traditions by Kelli King | Advent 2018 Day 6

Once upon a time, in a dark wood by M.L. Kappa | Day 19 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 19 | Advent Calendar Once upon a time, in a dark wood by M.L.Kappa Little Red fumbled at the door latch with clammy hands. It seemed stuck. Behind her she could hear panting as her grandmother struggled with the heavy blankets. She'd always hated the bristly old thing, who had doggy breath and long fingernails … Continue reading Once upon a time, in a dark wood by M.L. Kappa | Day 19 | Advent Calendar 2016

What Christmas means to me by Judy Martin | Day 15 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 15 | Advent Calendar What Christmas means to me by Judy Martin What Christmas means to me   Fairy lights all twinkling Baubles on the tree Homemade decorations That’s what Christmas means to me **** Singing Christmas carols Watching specials on TV Playing games together That’s what Christmas means to me **** Families around … Continue reading What Christmas means to me by Judy Martin | Day 15 | Advent Calendar 2016

Gift of the Magi by Urszula Humienik | Day 14 | Advent Calendar 2016

Day 14 | Advent Calendar Gift of the Magi by Urszula Humienik “What are you reading?” “The Gift of the Magi. It used to be my favorite story to read this time of year… but I don’t know. Now it seems too simplified. Maybe life back then was simpler. People didn’t have much. Della and Jim … Continue reading Gift of the Magi by Urszula Humienik | Day 14 | Advent Calendar 2016

It’s almost time for …

Let this be my first ever reblog!

I am so happy that many brilliant bloggers are contributing to the advent calendar! I find myself in a compromising situation, not enough people have overcome their shyness and want to contribute. The calendar still needs about 10 contributors and many next week!
So if you want to join the fun, or know someone who should, then please come forward!

Thank you!

Have a great Advent Season!

Solveig Werner

It’s almost time for the annual Advent Calendar

All I need is your contribution and for time to pass a little slower so that everyone can be creative and I can review and set up the posts.

the world of orchidsLast year I had the crazy idea to host a multi-contributor advent calendar. It worked great and many contributors found new readers and friends and many of loyal readers found blogs they enjoy reading. Memories, stories and traditions were shared. If you want an idea, then see here.

This year, I am looking for 24 contributions let’s make that 25 to start in style on the first advent Sunday with a pre-calendar post (I might accept more to do super Advent Sundays).

So what am I looking for?

For this year I thought that stories should take the centre stage. Flash and micro fiction, longer short stories, stories told through poems…

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