Tag Archives: Christmas

It’s CHRI – STMAS at Fabrian Books đźŽ„

Not so many shopping days to go now… This time next week, Advent will have well and truly started, and at Fabrian Books, we have lots of feel-good novels and novellas out to celebrate the season. Picture yourself by one … Continue reading

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Christmas in Switzerland…

…is on pre-order now for Tuesday 6th November. From the first of Advent to the plans for Christmas Day, follow Stacy & Co as the Lakeside Hotel has its first ever Swiss Christmas. What happens on December 4th, traditionally? And … Continue reading

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Christmas Swiss-Style

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

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Who brings your cat’s Christmas presents???

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

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Switzerland – we don’t have a Santa at Christmastime here…

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

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It wasn’t supposed to be like this…

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

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All good things…

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

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Animal Crackers and the spirit of Christmases past…

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

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