There’s Always One by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 – Day 23, 4th Sunday

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 at the buffet. Several of the roasted brown nuts had … Continue reading There’s Always One by Holly Geely | Advent 2018 – Day 23, 4th Sunday

The Greatest Gift by Solveig Werner | Advent 2018 Day 20

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 hospital baby crib bed flashes through my mind as I write this.

My parents had given me an early Christmas present, a baby sister, my own Christkind!

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Magic Castle by Solveig’s Daughter | Advent 2018 Day 10

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 and stars aren’t the most exciting thing.  If you too … Continue reading Magic Castle by Solveig’s Daughter | Advent 2018 Day 10

Are we going the same way as the fairy?

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 arrived at the playground with her parents. She wanted to stay a bit and negotiated 10 minutes. In order to not go over or under said limit her dad used the chronometer function on his connected watch. The moment, he pressed go, the girl, dressed in a lovely purple dress started sprinting back and forth, asking how quickly she’d run. Continue reading “Are we going the same way as the fairy?”