Kitty Treats by Sarah and Choppy Day 19 Advent 2017 You can find more Choppy (and her kitty friend, Schooner) at http://travelswithchoppy.com! Continue reading Kitty Treats by Sarah and Choppy – Day 19 Advent 2017
I have mentioned before, that in my family the Christmas tree is revealed on the 24th of December, this way it can be fully enjoyed during the twelve days of Christmas. Some people have the tradition to take it down on Epiphany after letting all the candles burn to the end, others, according to wikipedia, wait until the beginning of February to take down the tree.
On the 22nd or so, I saw someone put their Christmas tree into a tree bag outside of their house for pickup, a bit too early, and I have seen quite a few trees collected in the nearby park yesterday (some years as early as the morning of the 25th you can find out chucked out trees…). If we would do that, then we’d have either no tree at all, or get rid of it after too little time.
So today, on the 3rd day of Christmas I want to join in Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 8 – Charity Christmas Tree Topper Challenge by sharing what’s on top of the tree, but also what else you can found in the room dedicated to Christmas. Sorry for the quality of the pictures, the lighting was not optimal…
This angel sits atop the tree. If I recall correctly he was a present my paternal grandmother made for my parents. Over the years his face made from wax has lost it’s contours. When I was little, he was holding candles in his hands, but they melted with the heat from tree’s candles below.
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 one we can hear when the world is covered by … Continue reading Merry Christmas! Fröhliche Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël!
A Christmas Kodak Moment By Tara Paray
Ever have a Christmas ugly cry? I have, and, yay for me, it was caught on camera!
Picture it: sometime in the 80s. Cabbage Patch Kids are all the rage, and that means they can’t be found anywhere! Once a toy store got them in stock, they were gone in mere minutes! The news of their arrival spread, not like wildfire as this was pre-Internet. But quickly, by word of mouth (oh, how I miss old school things sometimes…).
I didn’t care. I was little and I wanted that doll! They were soooooo cute! And everybody had one! And… and… I don’t understand supply and demand. I’m a kid! Continue reading “Advent Calendar Day 7: A Christmas Kodak Moment By Tara Paray”
This weekend, my family and I went on a very long walk in Paris, it was our thanksgiving walk. We went to republic and made our way through the sights of flowers and candles by the Bataclan. It was definitely strange, and difficult to grasp (I will probably write about it towards he end of December). But the heart wrenching part of our walk was … Continue reading Rare repairs – Hugh’s Photo Challenge: Week 7 – Funny Or Strange Signs