Sunday 22 December 2019

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

Christmas display of flowers.

Not long to go now! Christmas for me is a season of differing emotions. There's the smiling, expectant, happy grandchildren, but there are also memories of Christmases past and thinking of my wonderful mother and father. There would be a stocking full of gifts with larger presents under the tree from Father Christmas. I remember such love, joy and excitement.

An old Christmas Tree.

That's part of my tree in the photo above. Our adult children make fun of it. They ask, "Why don't you get a new one? A real tree perhaps."

The thing is though,  this has been a family tree since I was a child. I won't say how many years that is, but it's quite a while! So there are happy memories of my childhood Christmases and also those of our children when they were small and growing up. 

Somehow the tree has survived many moves and ups and downs.

Christmas tree ornaments

My wife is happy with the tree as long as we have her childhood decorations hanging from the branches. That's one of them above.

Christmas decorations

Anyway, enough waffling on. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas - happy and peaceful.

Oh yes, Towser below is also from when I was a child, it belonged to my mother. If I touch his nose I know everything will be okay.

Happy Christmas everyone, hope you create some special, memorable moments that last forever.

Old dog ornament


  1. I love the tree and I can definitely see how touching Towser's nose would make everything okay:)
    I agree with all that you said about Christmas. Memories of me and my grandfather going out to look for a tree and then cutting it down, followed by memories of when my son was young and the joy that it brought him and finally, the present. Our blended families, grown children and grandchildren, a sense of passing the torch and yet a longing for days gone by.
    Beautifully said Mike and as always, beautiful photos.
    Wishing you and your family a magical holiday, filled with all that you love.

    1. So good to hear from you, Pam, and thank you for your kind words. I trust that all is well in your world and that you will have a wonderful Christmas. We will be with our son, his wife and two grandchildren. He's keen nowadays on cooking so looking forward to our main meal.
      All best wishes to you and yours.

  2. Oh, Mike. What a lovely post, you've captured Christmas so well & I love Towser!
    Happy Christmas Mike.

    1. Thanks very much David. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas, though it doesn't seem that long since the last one!
      Happy Christmas.




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