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Remembering Christmas


My Christmas Memories

When I was a child in Germany

we celebrated Christmas in the evening 24th December.

Dad would get a real tree in the morning and we were allowed to help

decorating it with our handmade decorations

like paperchains, straw stars and lanterns etc.

We made candle holders out of walnut shells.

Then we were sent out the room for a while.

We had to listen for a little bell.

Once we heard the bell we went into the room with anticipation.

The tree was lit (with real candles) presents under or next to the tree.

We did not open presents then.

Mum sat at the piano and played Christmas carols, we sang to it.

Then us children played Christmas carols on the recorder with my mum.

It was a wonderful happy, warm and peaceful feeling.

Then a record was put on with the Christmas story and a choir singing carols,

only then we started to open presents.

Everyone was happy, Dad watching the tree carefully with the candles.

We loved to blow them all out.

After all this Mum served a lovely small dinner with filled Vol-au vents,

and home baked Christmas cookies.

We spent a happy family evening together.

Always a magical Christmas for us, a special time,

and I remember it fondly filled with so much love.


Christmas tree 1969

Christmas Tree 1983

I am in love with life !


I love my life!

I am grateful for every new day,

I am happy,

I have all I need,

I am healthy,

I enjoy my children,

I am grateful for all I have and can do,

I have the best friends in the world,

I love my job,

I have dreams…….

I do experience ups and downs,

I count my blessings,

I feel loved,

I can give love,

It is a wonderful world!

While I was writing this post

Michelle has nominated me for the “I am part of the WordPress Family Award”, I am honoured

I am part of the family award

I thank Michelle so much and yes,

I do feel part of the WordPress family and I feel happy and safe there. I can feel the love and warmth, the compassion and hope within this family, I have grown to love in the last 10 months. I give you all a big hug and thank everyone for letting me be part of this huge family, and making me welcome and receiving me in the midst of it. This big family gives me inspiration, thoughts, love, care, knowledge, new ideas, laughs, tears and all in all so much happiness.

The rules are as follows:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 others you see as having an impact on your WordPress experience and family

4. Let your 10 Family members know you have awarded them

5. That is it. Just please pick 10 people who have taken you as  a friend, and spread the love.

Quoted from the Rules:

“This is an award for everyone who is part of the “Word Press Family” I started this award on the basis that the WordPress family has taken me in, and showed me love and a caring side only WordPress can. The way people take a second to be nice, to answer a question and not make things a competition amazes me here. I know I have been given many awards, but I wanted to leave my own legacy on here by creating my own award, as many have done before. This represents “Family” we never meet, but are there for us as family. It is my honour to start this award”

♥ ♥ ♥

It is always hard to find just a number of people to nominate and with this one , we are all part of the family! Everyone deserves this award. Still to be within the rules, I shall nominate 10 bloggers.

If you do not do awards, this is a compliment and so I let you know that your blog is loved.

Here we are spread the love….












A new Award !!!


I am very happy to announce that I have been nominated for yet another award by Anto from Relaxing cooking. It is the

family blogger award

I thank Anto so much for thinking of me and I am very honoured. I follow her blog and she gave me back the joy to being in the kitchen, try and cook different meals. ( not trying to burn them )

A very BIG THANK you to all my blogger friends and bloggers who read and visit my blog.

You make me feel valued, appreciated and loved. I am the happiest blogger on wordpress!

I had to think about this one for a couple of days as again this award has rules, and I accept it gratefully.

The rules of this award are:
1  Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you
2  Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and link back.
3  Using the anagram of the word “FAMILY” tell us the attributes you bring to the family of bloggers.
4  Nominate at least 4 blogs for the award and  notify them on their blogs.
5  Copy and paste the award on your blog somewhere.

FAMILY  anagram:







Here my nominees:



TheWhyAboutThis – Penny

Laughing at every day

May you all enjoy it or take it as a compliment.