And Christmas begins.

When do you begin to feel full of Christmas spirit? I know that this year is going to be a very different one for most of us, and for many it will undoubtedly be a quiet and possibly lonely one, but I still can’t help but feel that little tingle of Christmas expectation building up within me.

It started the other morning as I was driving to the city to see Simon. I am usually quite happy immersed in my own thoughts and the beautiful view around me as I drive merrily along, but on this morning I knew that the time had come to bring Christmas to my journey, with a little help from the man himself…… not Santa but Michael Buble’. Christmas journeys just wouldn’t be the same without him, and I’m grateful for his wonderful collections of Christmas songs and for the many duets we have together as he joins me on my pre christmas journeys.

This years Christmas might be a very different one due to Covid but there are still so many pre Christmas activities that can be enjoyed at home. I thought I’d share a few photos of my little 2 year old grandson Arlo with you as he is busy with mum and dad getting ready to greet Santa.

I hope Santa gets this letter as this is one cute little guy.
Making little decorations with mum using salt dough. There was one in Nonnas’ Christmas card….Thanks Arlo.
And of course we can’t forget Rudolph!

So even with the ‘Covid cloud’ hovering above us there is still lots of fun to be had.  Christmas magic is certainly a joy as its viewed through the excited eyes of a two year old.  

Christmas has always been a special time for me,  It was always a very church filled time as I was growing up and I was very aware of the fact that God had given a gift to the world he loved as the baby Jesus was born in a manger.  The Christian side of Christmas is still valuable to me but it I also find it an important time to focus on family and in the same way that God gave a gift to show his love to his children so I take real joy in giving gifts to my family, to show my love to the ones who make my world a better place.

I want to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very Happy Christmas and as you celebrate alone to stay safe or with a few  friends and family members, I hope you remain well and that your heart is filled with peace, love and Joy during the Christmas period.

Happy Christmas

Love Alison x

17 thoughts on “And Christmas begins.

  1. Thank you, Alison! It’s the 3rd Sunday of Advent, and that little tingle has begun within me, too. Yesterday a friend helped me decorate, both of us thoroughly masked, and exchanged gifts to put under our respective trees. Church is streamlined, of course, but it’s spiritual communion and nourishment, nonetheless. So, on this Gaudete Sunday, I rejoice! A blessed Christmas to you all, too.

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  2. Merry Christmas Alison, I hope you have a lovely Christmas season. Your grandson is so precious, I am sure he makes the holiday a bit brighter. Despite the chaos around us, it is nice to find a way to be cheerful and enjoy life, Christmas is a great way to do that and to express love to friends and family in a special way. xo

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  3. Oh, Alison, little Arlo is absolutely adorable, and how could he not bring Christmas cheer to you? Thanks for this lovely post. This holiday season is surely different for everyone in various ways. We’ve had a few bumps in the road, but those have cleared, and now our daughter and son-in-law have covid. They’ve been so careful all year, too.
    When the virus touches your family, the whole picture is more frightening and more real. Their cases are mild, but I’m holding my breath until they’ve fully recovered, and then we pray for no long-lasting effects. They live in TN, so texting and facetime is a plenty. Anyway, like you, I’ve begun Christmas baking and our house is festive with all the decorations. Positive thinking abounds, too.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, dear friend.

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  4. Oh Lauren, Im so sorry for them both and for you as parents, I can imagine your worry. I hope they recover quickly and are not left with any lasting fatigue. It must suddenly make it feel very real and frightening. Wishing you a cosy Christmas and lets hope the new year will be a more hopeful one . xx


  5. Ha. I love that you have duets with Michael Buble. Too funny. Arlo is adorable. There is nothing like little ones to make the season magical. ENjoy. Merry CHristmas.

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