The stories of my life on a little island in the middle of the Mediterranean sea ... and my occasional adventures beyond these shores.

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

‘Tis The Season

This post has been long in coming. I don’t think that I was ever absent from my blog for quite so long. But I think that most of you will understand why I have found so little time to sit down and post.
Christmas is almost here and this year I still have not got my act together. There are still a few people I need to buy gifts for, some more baking to do and then some last minute cleaning. It has been hectic, to say the least. Each year I promise myself not to stress out but somehow I always get caught up in the rush. It has been busy at work too, tying up lose ends and finalising projects. I have been so tired by the time I got back home that I have not had the energy to post for several weeks. Having a 3 year old around the house helps increase the Christmas spirit but also the clutter. But I am not complaining. My only impossible wish is to have a white Christmas. But as you all know, snow and the Mediterranean do not go well together. So each day I sit in front of my screen and ooh and aah over the photos posted by some of my blogging friends from colder climes. Our forecast is for a warm, humid Christmas day. Oh well, I will have to live with it. In the meantime, I am belatedly sharing some photos of my Christmas decorations.
I wish you all a joyful and peaceful Christmas and invite you to read an article I wrote for Triond last year. Entitled The True Meaning of Christmas it is a profound look at what makes this season so special for me.
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I would like to thank all of you who stop by and read my posts for your constant support and friendship and I would also like to express my sincere gratitude to all those of you who have recently passed on awards. I am sorry but I have not had the time to pass them on. I hope to do so in the coming weeks. Please rest assured that they are always appreciated.


  1. Happy Christmas!!! Enjoy the holiday!

  2. Such a lovely post, Loree! I especially like the cute stuffed animals on the sofa and cheerful cookies! :)

  3. Hope you have a wonderful joyous Christmas Loree! Snow or no snow! :)

  4. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and your family, Loree!

    Beautiful decorations..

  5. A very Merry Christmas to you Loree!
    Hope you find the time to enjoy all the happiness of the season.

  6. Hi Loree,

    How nice that you stopped by my blog and left a little X-mas greeting! It put a smile on my face :)!

    I wish you and your family a peaceful and joyful Holiday Season, and a wonderful, happy and healthy New Year 2010!!

    All the best!


  7. So sorry this season has you so stressed...I can hear it in your words.
    I am lucky in that our life is at the point where we do not have to worry about going to work anymore and we have more time to do the things we enjoy....I remember well those years where I fell into bed each night, exhausted...
    My Christmas wish for you is that you have more sleep, more peace and love in your life.
    Don't worry if you don't post every day, do it when you can. That way it will remain a pleasure and not a burden.

  8. Love your Christmas ornaments Loree. So sorry you didn't have a white Christmas - it just doesn't seem like Christmas without it. I read your article - very nicely written and so true.

    Hope you have a great New Year.


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