This Christmas is bittersweet for us – bitter because away from traditions and friends in the UK who mean a great deal to us, sweet because closer to family, back in our own house and expecting joy in the New Year.
We wish you a Happy Christmas with your loved ones, filled with the knowledge of the good news that makes Christmas a day of rejoicing. Love, we four.
God has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Psalm 126:3
|Christmas tree, cut down from our fourth paddock and dragged up to the house one hot Sunday afternoon by R and E. Purty, isn’t she? Ben and Gaynor, the fairy lights are in honour of you and our family Christmas with you last year.|
|E and Aunty Lolly decorating a gingerbread house. E: ‘One for the house, Six for me’ Aunty L: ‘Just eat those, they don’t taste good. Leave the good ones for the house!’|
|Stockings, check! Gingerbread house, check! Tea lights, check! Nativity, check!|
|Our John Lewis Advent calendar. Something we love and remember from Christmas last year.|
|Christmas verse a day. E learnt this one last year.|
|H decided that into the Christmas crazy she would insert some calm sewing of bunting. Great fun, yes! Purty, yes! Calm, no.|
|It’s beginning to look a bit like Christmas!|
|E and S with Aunty Nat, posing with Aunty Lolly’s Christmas camel.|