Tag Archives: Christmas

Why Christmas is the best time to plan ahead…

If you’re anything like me, your inbox has been awash with Christmas emails since October. Deals on this, discounts on that, dreams can come true, and so on. Psychologically Christmas is like a huge wall in the path ahead: you’ve … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 24 – Merry Christmas Everyone!

So, this is it, Merry Christmas! The final post of Advent for me. ‘Twas the night before Christmas The blog it was done A post for each day Some serious, some fun. The subjects were chosen For me to discover … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 22 – Carols Mean Prizes!

Hi everyone – this Blog24 is just a quick reminder of the competition I’m running, in the hope that if you’ve been dipping in and out of these posts, you’ll be encouraged to go back and have a quick read … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 21 – The Shortest Day

It won’t have escaped the attention of Blog24 readers that today is the shortest day. From tomorrow, the days will get slightly longer and, although we’ve still got Christmas and some fairly cold weather to get through, for many people … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 20 – School’s Out!

Remember your school days? Remember how good it felt to be coming home for the last time before the holidays started? One of the great things about having kids is that you get to re-live those great moments all over … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 18 – Teenager: What comes to mind?

Written by Charlotte Perkins, 14 Have you ever thought about how teenagers are pictured in the media? Think back to the riots in the summer. Did you hear about the adults who were breaking into shops and setting buildings on … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 17 – The Advent Calendar

Each day, my Blog24 post has been illustrated with pictures from our own Advent calendar. It’s a cross-stitch one that my husband and I made for my daughter’s first Christmas, which makes it 15 years old. Each design is a … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 15 – In Loving Memory

Today’s Blog24 post is short and to the point. That’s mainly because today has not gone according to plan and so I am time-poor, but it’s also because I don’t need very many words for this one. Yesterday, it was … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 14 – Shooting Stars

Today’s Blog24 is about tonight’s carol concert, organised by Surrey Life magazine in aid of Shooting Star Chase. It’s at the church in Guildford High Street. Max Clifford is doing a reading. Dame Jacqueline Wilson will be there. And Penelope … Continue reading

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Blog24 – Day 13 – Cut off my right arm, why doncha?

Wow. It’s 5pm and I just got online to write this Blog24 post. Why? Because my broadband has been down for most of the day, rendering me absolutely useless. As usual, the laptop went on at 7-ish this morning, but … Continue reading

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