Anyway one of the things that we talked about was our Christmas trees. I love the pine fragrance of the real thing but have made do with the gnarly artificial one that I bought back in 2012 this year. 'My Christmas tree looks like someone has vomited on it!' announced Scary Secretary. Good job she was not being literal. Instead she meant that it's a right hotch potch of stuff collected over the years. Things that she's picked up in little shops and stuff that she and her kid have made. 'I like it like that.' she went on. 'Sod colour coordination. My tree is full of memories'.
I don't buy or receive many seasonal gifts. My best present this year was news on Christmas Eve of a dramatic turnaround for the better in the health of a family member. Yay! The kindness of my friends is beautiful too. They look after me extra-specially well as they realise how hard it is to be apart from my child on a day meant for families.
However I was thrilled to receive the two trinkets I'm showing you here. My 'Disco Angel' was from Dancing Queen Vikki and the handmade fused glass mistletoe was handed to me by Sugar Plumb. They've been hung on the branches and will be reminders in years to come of the wonderful times that I've shared with these people whose souls are filled with goodness.
So, with the warmest of wishes. I will leave you with these wise words from Roy L Smith.
'He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree'.
May peace and blessing be with you all especially those who find these sentiments hard to come by.