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You Had Me at Christmas

I know in the US there’s still Halloween and Thanksgiving to think about, but here we’re pretty much organised for Christmas already! Almost all the present shopping is done, we have a new tree ready to go (it’s pretty standard to have a fake one in countries where Christmas happens in summer!), and we’re looking at cocktail recipes! 894 more words


Finish #67 - The Old Man Who Read Love Stories

Oh my goodness. One of our Christmas cactuses (cacti?) has buds on it. I’d share a picture but that particular plant looks rather pathetic. I don’t know how it manages to grow a bud, let alone have that bud end up actually opening up into a flower.  353 more words


A personal perspective, well it is my blog after all… (wink wink)!

I’ve been in teaching long enough to have seen the trends of let’s celebrate to “do not mention the word…” I’ve witnessed tons of candy, parties, celebrations, costumes, and sheer bliss pulsing out of the bodies of children. 395 more words


The Christmas Perfume/Aftershave Guide

The amount of sleeps till Christmas is getting shorter and shorter by the day now (well obviously..) and it can be pretty hard knowing what to get your girlfriend, boyfriend, husband, wife etc. 1,873 more words


"Operation Christmas Child"

For 23 years Samaritan’s Purse has delivered shoebox gifts packed by caring people like you to hurting children around the world.  Each year Shoreline Community Church teams up with Samaritan’s Purse for this loving outreach to children.  33 more words


Let's Do This- Again!

It’s two months until Christmas (sorry to keep mentioning it), and there’s something I want to do.   Let’s do another (very informal) Mother Bear drive! 167 more words


Muller Corner Winter Editions

Those people at Muller sure earn their money! It seems like there are new flavours of Muller Lights, Muller Corners or Muller Rices every few days! 930 more words