Category Archives: Christmas

Christmas Trees

I much prefer a real Christmas tree and last year bought a pot-grown one which has done well throughout the year, with new buds appearing at the tips of most branches. Will bring it in nearer to Christmas as do … Continue reading

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Sourcing the Yarn

Craft items requested for a Christmas Fair and stocks of small knitted items, my usual contribution, were low. Supplies of oddments of wool had diminished, too, so a trawl of the local charity shops seemed in order. A few years … Continue reading

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White Christmas

White Christmas – no not the song from Holiday Inn constantly relayed through speakers at this time of year nor the odds for a sprinkle of snow on December 25th – this was the theme for a demonstration of Floral … Continue reading

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Preparing for Christmas -2016

I wonder how often your hobbies and interests actually throw up research for your stories and articles. I enjoy entering consumer competitions. Many of these are now run through blogs or on Facebook or Twitter. To help select the winner(s) … Continue reading

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You’re never too old to learn

“You’re never too old to learn,” was a well-used phrase in my family as was “You learn something new every day”. These days, computers allow access to learning opportunities from around the globe whilst radio and TV do their share. … Continue reading

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Christmas Wreaths

The Christmas wreath seems to have had a resurgence in recent years. As a child I only recall seeing them on Christmas cards and as the “scraps” on Christmas crackers. If people had evergreens as decorations they tended to be … Continue reading

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