Tag Archives: Christmas

Absent from our hearths but not our hearts

It’s two days until Christmas so it’s time for my annual Christmas blog post. The theme for this post changes each year but the topic of memories is often part of it. I’ve written previously about how warm and happy … Continue reading

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Wishing You Good Company This Christmas

It’s almost Christmas so I’m jotting down a few thoughts about the holidays. Every year I have a theme for this seasonal post. I’ve written about the wonder and happiness that Christmas tree and mantelpiece lights inspire for me, how … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, December 2020, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Sample Some Christmas Trifle

Today Pearl Avery from Christmas Trifle, A Snow Lake Romantic Suspense mystery is joining us at Ascroft, eh? Welcome Pearl. I’ll turn the floor over to you: My name is Pearl Avery. I’m fifty-six years old, feel twenty, and often … Continue reading

Posted in September 2019 | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Warm Wishes and A Tale for the Holidays

The day after tomorrow is Christmas Day. For most of us, when we think of Christmas, lots of familiar images flood our minds: the crunch of boots on snow, festooned Christmas trees, a roaring fire in the hearth, the scent … Continue reading

Posted in Archives, December 2018, Uncategorized | Tagged | 1 Comment

Simply Celebrating Christmas

I love the buzz and glitter of Christmas: strings of coloured lights winking on the Christmas tree in ever-changing patterns; ornaments and tinsel in every imaginable, shiny colour; real or imitation pine wreaths, garlands and trees adorned with baubles; and … Continue reading

Posted in December 2017 | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Christmas Is Timeless

Christmas is timeless. No, that’s not a profound statement by me. It was my husband moaning as I removed the clock from the wall in the livingroom and replaced it with a large wreath when I was putting up the … Continue reading

Posted in December 2016, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Wishing You A Warm, Comforting Christmas

On Sunday night I left my comfy chair beside our fireplace to attend a concert in Belfast. Relaxing into my seat in the concert hall, I savoured I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas sung by a classical trio. I’m sure … Continue reading

Posted in December 2015 | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wishing You Light, Love and A Bright New Year

This year I’ve noticed fewer external Christmas lights on houses and gardens in County Fermanagh than in previous years. I don’t know whether people are trying to be more frugal and keep the cost of their energy bills down or … Continue reading

Posted in December 2014 | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Warm Christmas Wishes

In a December post a couple years ago I said that one of my favourite parts of the Christmas season is re-discovering my sense of childlike wonder in simple things. This year it’s been difficult for me to find that … Continue reading

Posted in December 2011 | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Rekindling Wonder At Christmas

Christmas is only a couple days away. I haven’t posted here during the past month as I’ve been busy finishing off writing assignments – articles based on my interview with The Priests and an article for the Impartial Reporter about … Continue reading

Posted in December 2009 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment