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

Sunday, 22 December 2013

From The Grinch To You At Christmas

I did not mean to be away from here for quite so long but I am always busy at this time. Every year I make the same mistake of leaving everything till the last minute. Then it’s a whirlwind of shopping, cleaning, baking, card-writing and gift-wrapping until I am ready to fall off of my feet. I find it hard to get into the proper spirit until work wraps up for the holidays. But it doesn’t have to be like this, it really doesn’t, because Christmas isn’t really about things is it? Christmas is about something so much simpler, something so fundamental, that many of us just miss it. I will not go into a lengthy discussion about what Christmas really means to me on this blog. You can read my thoughts in this article that I wrote some years ago.
I want to wish all my readers many, many beautiful memories this Christmas but, above all, I wish you joy in your hearts, peace in your souls and your nearest and dearest close to you. Since I am sure that you are all as busy as I am, I will leave you to ponder the immortal words of the Grinch.
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I am sure you are all familiar with this quote. If not, you can find the book here.
And, because Christmas won’t be Christmas without traditional carols, here is a new version of a much-loved classic.


  1. Wishing you a merry holiday season full of love and good food

  2. I agree.. Christmas should not be about things and should be much simpler..However, we just have to go with the demand of life dictation.

    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

  3. Loved the LITTLE DRUMMER BOY video!
    MERRY CHRISTMAS……………….I saw your wedding photo today!Now I know what you look like!And I read the story of how you met that AMERICAN BOY!

  4. What a beautiful new spin on an old tune. Wishing you a very happy holidays, Loree, and blessings for a joyous new year!


  5. Loved the carol, and wishing you a very happy (and ultimately peaceful) Christmas!

  6. Beautiful carol, thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas to you and your family and a Happy New Year 2014.

  7. Dear Loree - this was one of the first pieces I ever played on the piano for Christmas at church - just beautiful...I think you are holding onto what matters most for Christmas. May it be filled with all the blessings this beautiful time of the year brings. God Bless You - Hugs!


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