Category Archives: Christmas

St Albans – the screen of the martyrs

The fifth post on our visit to the Abbey of St Albans a few years ago. Parts One, Two, Three and Four can be found by clicking the highlighted links. In the Anglican year, our visit still fell within the … Continue reading

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The Small Dog’s Christmas…

There were presents… which she enjoyed unwrapping and exploring… But when all is said and done, the old loves are the best…

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Light

Whatever path you follow, may the light shine always upon and within you.

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Ani’s Advent 2019! Christmas Dinner…. with Sarah Brentyn

Dear Santa, While everyone else is counting sleeps, I’m counting friends. She says it is just four more sleeps now till Christmas… I sleep a lot, so you can prob’bly add a naught onto that for me. But I have … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2019 ~ An Indie-Ani Christmas?

Dear Santa, here’s my Christmas list, It’s just about that time, And as an Indie writer Thought I’d submit mine in rhyme. I know you’re overworking And your mailbox must be full, So maybe a poetic list Might have that … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2019! ~ Stocking Filler?

Dear Santa, That’s it… we’re on our way! Counting down to turkey-time! It is time to start the calendar and, this year, I have loads of my friends, two-legs and four,  coming over to share their Christmas stories! She’s already … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve…

There is a story on the radio… some ghostly tale or other. I never really understood why we tell ghost stories at Christmas. I know it is traditional, but I was never sure how far back it went. I’d done … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Kindness and generosity with Toby, Austin and Hugh Roberts

“Were you born in a field?” she says when I leave the door open a bit so I can lay down and guard the threshold as a dog is supposed to. It isn’t my fault you two legses are practically … Continue reading

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Ani’s Advent Calendar 2018! Indiscretions, Mylo’s Advent Calendar and Geoff Le Pard

Living with another species is a bit of a learning curve. When you are a pup and the two-legses take you  home, you not only have to learn to be a dog, you have to do it with a load … Continue reading

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Songs for the seasonally challenged III…

To the tune of God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen: God rest ye merry gentlemen… There’ll be no rest for me! I’ve got to cook and clean and wrap And then put up the tree… For Christmas cheer won’t make itself … Continue reading

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