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Y is Year

Welcome to the New Year! That it may be a wonderful, photogenic and awesome new year. The weather was so dreadful last night that I did not have the chance to take any firework pictures. Although it is a bit late for any firework image tips, here are some. Just in case you have some … Continue reading »

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X is for Xmas

There is not much to say about the letter X. Not many words start with an x, the letter is more commonly used in mathemetical calculations and it gives you quite good points with scrabble if you go beyond the 3 letter word! In recent year, Xmas has become a popular way of writing about … Continue reading »

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W is for Weather

The saying goes that nobody talks as much about the weather as the Brits. Having lived here for several years now I can understand why. The weather here is probably the most unpredictable I have even experienced. In one day you can go through all seasons without physically changing location. Most countries will have a … Continue reading »

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V is for Vacation

The end of the year is a time when most people will take a vacation (or holiday). Often these days are linked with family gatherings, but some people might want to escape the home and go for places further away. With the beginning of the new year comes a time to plan the holidays for … Continue reading »

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T is for Tulips

Tulips might not be the first flower that comes to mind when thinking about Christmas, but many bouquets will contain these famous Dutch flowers. Most commonly they will be red or white, but there are many other varieties and colours available. It is a bit rare to get tulips in the winter as they normally … Continue reading »

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S is for Snow

The best Christmas for me is waking up early in the morning, opening the curtains and see everything covered in a layer of snow. Not that I am such a snow fan, but it just adds that little bit of magic to the day. It also means you appreciate a warm house and good food … Continue reading »

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P is for Present

The meaning of Christmas has changed over the decades from a religious and relatively sober festival to an occasion whereby extravagant gifts are exchanged. I just read an article this week that women expect their partner to spend half their week salary on gifts for her, which equates to just under £300 (about $500). Top … Continue reading »

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O is for Outside

What I love about a proper winters day is the cold crisp weather. Nothing feels better than going out for a walk, enjoy the sun and coldness followed of course by returning to a warm home. Especially after sitting indoors and eating a lot over the Christmas days it is a great way to feel … Continue reading »

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N is for Nativity

It’s this time of the year again that many children will be asked to take part in the yearly school Nativity play. Many tears will be shed over the fact that they cannot play Joseph or Maria. Many proud parents will have to show up at school to watch their children act, with of course … Continue reading »

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L is for Light

As mentioned in earlier blogs the Christmas period is also known as the Festival of Light. As  winter deepens (in the Northern hemispheres) the days get shorter, more artificial light sources are needed to brighten up the day. For Christmas this means not only using candles but also the Christmas lights that are used to … Continue reading »

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