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:
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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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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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