Twas the Night Before Christmas

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The presents are wrapped and under the tree, the turkey is sitting in the fridge and the ham has been cooked and glazed. I’ve change into my pyjamas and am about to watch ‘The Polar Express’, as I have on the last few Christmas Eves (it’s becoming something of a tradition). But before I do I wanted to write a little Christmas post.

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This Christmas Eve we’re missing a much-loved pet, our little Benji, the dog we lost earlier in the year to cancer, but we still have our old dog Charlie, and we’ve welcomed a new family member to our home, Ben, the bounding and loveable 9 year old labrador who we adopted only a few weeks ago. We love our dogs dearly and they bring a lot of fun, happiness and warmth to our home.

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Christmas is a time for family and friends, whether they be furry ones or not, and as I sit here I’m thinking about those who we’ve lost and those who are still with us. No matter what’s going on in our lives, no matter how hard things sometimes are, when we have loved ones, be they near or far, we really are truly blessed. As Clarence, the guardian angel, wrote to George in that very special film, ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’, no man is a failure who has friends. And to all of my friends I wish a peaceful and very happy Christmas.

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  1. Su-Lin
    December 24, 2009 / 11:55 pm

    Merry Christmas to you too!

  2. Nicisme
    December 25, 2009 / 8:33 pm

    Merry Christmas, hope you are having a good one!

  3. Rebecca Varidel
    December 26, 2009 / 6:29 am

    So happy we met this year on twitter. Have a very Happy Christmas! @frombecca

  4. Julia
    December 27, 2009 / 12:57 pm

    Merry Christmas guys x

    Oh me too Rebecca, me too x

  5. Teresa
    December 27, 2009 / 2:54 pm

    Merry Christmas, Julia!

    I count having you in my life as one of this year's blessings… friends and family come in and through so many forms that one can only be grateful for the expanding heart :).
    Congratulations on the new puppy! Cheers,
    Teresa xx

  6. Louise
    December 29, 2009 / 10:26 am

    Hope you have had a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New year, no doubt it will be a very special one for you with the release of the book.

    Loved following your blog, have linked it on mine at

    Happy New year

    Louise xx

  7. cookeaze
    December 29, 2009 / 5:22 pm

    Your blog is very interesting and wish you a happy new year..

  8. psychosomaticaddictinsane
    January 7, 2010 / 10:30 am

    super lovely tree ornaments!

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