Cannot believe it is Christmas Day next Wednesday and the time has flown by since that first sight of Christmas decorations in the supermarket in the first week of September!!! Clearly all the government health advice, sugar tax (here in Ireland) has flown out of the window as you can get two tins of Quality street for a tenner.. and even cheaper elsewhere.. I will give them kudos for also dropping the cost of Brussel Sprouts, but for many that incentive is required.. who needs one to buy a tin of Quality Street!!! I don’t, as on my naughty list every year whatever the price!
Things will be a little quieter around here from Christmas day until Monday 30th as I have scheduled some reading time, but I will be in and out with a couple of posts and on FB and Twitter. I cannot go cold turkey (pardon the pun).
As it is over a year since I shared the stories from What’s in a Name Volumes 1 and 2, I will be repeating those from Christmas Day everyday and then at the weekends through January and February. I hope those of you who have not read the stories before will enjoy them.
I will also be sharing the most popular posts from the various categories throughout the year and some new series coming up in 2020 for both author and blog promotion. Stay tuned…
Anyway back to this week and a reminder of the posts that you might have missed since last Sunday…
It is getting close to that time when we revisit the last year and start to put plans in place for the next. So appropriate to also think of those who have supported and motivated you through the year.
I was thrilled to be nominated by author and blogger Stevie Turner for the Blogger Recognition Award and it has given me the perfect excuse to thank you to just a small selection of bloggers who are such a wonderful support for both the blog and my books.
It was also time for the Smorgasbord Christmas party with some lovely guests who sent in their wishes for the Fairy Godmother to make come true.. She did her best (having been testing the margarita mix for the last couple of days) and hopefully there was something special for everyone. There was also food, music and funnies… so I hope you will drop by and leave you wishes in the comments.
Happy Christmas and healthy, wealthy New Year everyone..
For this final Travel Column Debby is going to share three winter resorts that are popular during the ski season but also have activities for all the family, including someone like me who does not trust two short planks down a mountainside at 60 miles an hour… I prefer waiting at the other end of the slopes at the Gluhwein (hot red wine) stall…..And news of Debby’s new column for 2020.
Carol Taylor shares a wonderful alternative to our traditional Christmas fare with a full Vegetarian Menu.
Mike Biles with the last part of his The A-Z of Christmas in Britain –St. Boniface to ZZZZZ
Until Christmas I am offering everyone a choice of one of my nine ebooks FREE and you can find details: FREE book by Sally Cronin
This week on Colleen’s Tuesday Poetry Challenge 158 we have a photo prompt which was selected by last month’s winner Merrill D. Smith.. and a stunning one it is too.
New books on the shelves
Thank you for dropping in today and I hope you have an amazing festive week… see you again soon.. Sally.