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Tag Archives: Christmas
Over the next three weekends, I’ll be posting about Christmas reads, with a post about anthologies next week followed by crime fiction the week after. We’re starting off more romantically, though – if anyone’s looking for a feel-good book for … Continue reading
A week or two back I came across a series of fun Christmas questions on lovely Shelley Wilson’s blog – so I accepted her open invitation to join in. What would your answers be? What is your favourite Christmas film? … Continue reading
So what’s the difference? Quite a lot, especially if you believe in the magic of Santa Claus. He doesn’t come to Switzerland, you see. But let’s look at the entire festive season, starting with Advent. (We’ll ignore all the Christmas … Continue reading
This time next week… actually, by next Sunday, Christmas will be over here – we celebrate on the 24th in Switzerland. At some point late afternoon or early evening, the Christ-child brings not only the presents, but also the Christmas … Continue reading
I can remember visiting Santa in (I think) Lewis’s Argyll Street in Glasgow – Christmas decorations everywhere, a long queue, and being propelled in and out of the Grotto. My children have never done anything like that. Christmas in Switzerland … Continue reading
Christmas is approaching fast – just ten days to go, if you’re heading for a British Christmas, nine if you’re doing things Swiss-style and celebrating on the 24th. (We usually take the best bits of both.) And apart from a … Continue reading
Warning: this post contains some seriously good information for pub quizzes. (That was the hook to make you read on…) January 6th. Epiphany. Twelfth Night. The twelfth day of Christmas. You get the idea. Basically, it means The End of … Continue reading
Another Christmas is approaching fast. It’s less work these days, but sometimes I find myself looking back nostalgically to the days when the whole family was still together and the boys were small. The days when things were easier – … Continue reading