There’s Always One By Holly Geely “My chestnuts are talking,” said Phillip. “I don’t need to hear your personal business,” said Mary-Anne. Phillip was her boss, and there are things about one’s boss that one never wants to hear. “No, really, my chestnuts are talking,” said Phillip. He held up his paper plate, recently filled … Continue reading There’s Always One by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 – Day 23, 4th Sunday
What is the most amazing Christmas gift that you ever received? Here is the story of mine. Today, twenty-five years ago, I went into my parents' bedroom and did not find who I was looking for. My neighbour was sleeping in my parent's bed. Something was up. The memory of a small baby in a … Continue reading The Greatest Gift by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 20
Can you spot the fairy? I asked my daughter, who is 4 now soon to be 5 if she wanted to participate in the Advent Calendar with a drawing. She said yes and set out to draw a Christmas drawing. That was a few days ago and it still is not finished, as Christmas trees … Continue reading Magic Castle by Solveig’s Daughter | Advent 2018 Day 10
Last Saturday, I took my kids to a nearby playground so that they could make the most of the summer in October (the trees still haven't changed colour, except those that turned grey in July). My daughter quickly joined other kids playing in the evening sun rays. Suddenly, a girl, aged about four or five … Continue reading Are we going the same way as the fairy?
Last week I had the chance to be a guest on Melanie Noell Bernard's blog! As she too had a Christmas series going on. So maybe today, on the 4th day of Christmas you might want to have a look at the magic of the Christmas season 🙂 🎄 The entire season of Christmas is … Continue reading Seasonal Magic
3rd Sunday of Advent | Day 11 | Advent Calendar Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski Dolores studied the bedraggled excuse for a tree. Branches drooped instead of bouncing proud and wide. What once passed for needles, the sparse boughs presented bristles and wire. The bottom limbs collapsed tired and spent, sweeping the floor like broken wings. She … Continue reading Bedazzled by Teresa Karlinski | The Sunday’s of Advent | Advent Calendar 2016
R is for Rainbow When water and sun meet we are lucky to see a rainbow. When in the biblical story of Noah's arch the rainbow is seen, it is interpreted as a sign of hope, a sign that it will not be raining forever. When I see a rainbow, I make everyone around me … Continue reading R is for Rainbow #AtoZChallenge
If we were having coffee, I'd ask you to be quiet, little one is sleeping, she seems exhausted from Christmas... If we were having coffee, well then we would like always be having tea, and I would propose some Zotter Chocolates. We have more than on the picture, but these are mine. I had the … Continue reading If we were having coffee – 26/12/2015
I would like to wish you a very nice Christmas! That you will make a lot of happy memories during these 12 festive days to come, that you will share good times with your loved ones. Let your heart and mind come to peace, feel the magic, and listen to the silence, just like the … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!
A German Christmas Most of my blog’s readers know this, I am German, but grew up in Germany the US and France. Still Christmas stayed a completely German affair. Not all parts of Germany are very Christmassy, nor are all Germans Christians. Still Christmas is important. Today, I want to share some of my traditions … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 24: A German Christmas