Saturday, 3 December 2022

Blogmas Day Three - Christmas is Coming

 


Here are my Advent calendar goodies from this morning.


And here are yesterdays, including the 1st and 2nd Advent drawer contents from last years calendar which has lots of Christmassy bits in it.   The reason I have remembered to include them is that yesterday I got out the Christmas decorations and started to put things up.

Now it really does start to feel like Christmas is coming.





Sue xx



24 comments:

  1. Oh Sue, that puts things into perspective doesn’t it! We must all love and appreciate the people we have and don’t get het up by silly little unimportant things,
    Have fun putting up your decorations
    Country Cook

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  2. Well that had me dripping tears into my morning coffee! Just beautiful, Sue, thank you xx

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  3. Oh gosh Sue, that was quite powerful for first thing in the morning, I had tears too. Thank you for sharing. Heather from Somerset

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    1. Yes, sorry it was a bit strong for so early in the day wasn't it ... it should have come with a warning!!

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  4. OMG I just had a jolly good sob. That film is so powerful, Sue, it shows what is really important. Thanks for sharing it.

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    1. Oh gawd ... I've made everyone, including myself, cry!!

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  5. Another one in tears here , gosh that was so touching . x

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  6. A real tear jerker. My family didn't have much money when we were young so my dad made me the most beautiful dolls house with working lights and the following year a sweet shop with little drawers. He made my brother a go-cart and a large box on legs which he filled with Meccano and also a brilliant train track in the loft with little village houses and trees.
    DH renovated the doll's house for our daughters one Christmas, sadly the little shop had been given to my younger cousins and was left out in the rain so DH made another little sweet shop for them. Of course it was before the 'must have' children's toys suddenly became fashionable and the Argos catalogue enabled children to make those long Santa lists complete with page numbers - I remember watching TV in disbelief when they showed long queues one Christmas for those Cabbage Patch dolls that had become 'this years must have'!!
    Loving your advent contents.

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    1. My boys used to pore over the Argos catalogue every year, it became a family tradition. My dad made me a dolls house too. :-)

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  7. Like everyone else I have tears rolling down my face! How moving.

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  8. Oh, Sue. I watched this last night and was very emotional, there is another ‘widow’ based advert out currently too. Without bringing politics into your blog, may I just highlight that unmarried couples in the UK, are given no government, financial support when they are bereaved and have lost their life partner. These commercials are great at raising awareness but also very emotional for those in a similar situation. I’m sure some of your readers will know someone in that situation. If anyone is (or knows of) someone, living in the UK, lost their life partner when the bereaved is under 51, then I do urge you to reach out to the charity Widowed and Young (WAY), it’s a peer support group and very active in trying to change current legislation to help the bereaved Young, who may not have had funds for life insurance, or time to build pension funds and are struggling alone, with no support. Wonderful post, as always thought provoking. Julie C X

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to highlight this, it really needs highlighting as well doesn't it.

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  9. Oh Heavens! That did it to me! I wept buckets. I think it was particularly powerful being a "clean-cut young professional looking man" - not someone easily dismissed as 'different from us'.

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    1. We never know what is going on in people's lives do we, outward appearances can be so deceptive and hide so much heartache and sorrow.

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  10. OOooof. I'm weeping over here. My personal favorite is (ouch) the Amazon advertisement "Joy is Made" created by Taiki Waititi who created Jojo Rabbit. Google it. I can't be all crying by myself here.

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    1. Yes, that's another nice one isn't it. It's the one with the greenhouse/snowglobe.

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  11. I saw the Christmas film on Instagram. It made me cry. Xx

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  12. Well, that's a full-bore sobfest. Certainly puts everything else into perspective. xx

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    1. It really does. We are so very blessed in so many ways.

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