December: Christmas Thoughts 5

I often wonder what it must be like to celebrate the month of Christmas in glorious sunshine and a heat wave as they do in Oz or NZ.
The bookies are always taking bets on a UK White Christmas, where just one flake of snow has to fall in London for it to count.

snowflakeSort of takes the magic away to some extent don’t you think?

We did come close though.
We were living in Lincolnshire and had taken Maggie for a walk over at the plantation.
It was surreal, as everyone was in lightweight coats or jackets on Christmas Day which was bright, warm and sunny!
We met up with a group of horse riders as well as some doggy pals, all of us agreeing it just didn’t seem possible and perhaps we’d all hibernated for a few months to avoid the cold!
Digital Camera
We had this    ⇑
instead of this          ⇓

3 2The above wintry pictures were taken at opposite ends of one of our favoured walks through the woods.
Sadly, one of the last times we were there, it looked like this:
Digital Camera


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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9 Responses to December: Christmas Thoughts 5

  1. You know when I think of a Northern Hemisphere Christmas I think of snow. I think of gluhwein and I think of Bing Crosby. I know my girlfriend who lives in London hasnt had a white Christmas and I know I havent had one in Turkey either. Aahhh what I wouldnt do.

    • When we were housesitting for our friend last year, she had gone to the US for a White Christmas. It didn’t happen for her and she was gutted. On her return, we bought her a snow globe that she could put her own picture in to try and make up for it. Less than 36 hours after she’d left, the friends she was staying with had snow…….. several feet of it, and sent her pictures of the roof of their car which was all that was visible. Double gutted.

  2. Having had almost all White Christmases in my life, I’d happily trade one to see what it is like to spend a Christmas in the warmth. I think drinks on the deck after opening gifts would be just fine with me!

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