Truthful Tuesday my response 29th November

I asked earlier if you believed in Magic.

Every year we go to the garden centre, not necessarily to buy something, but just to experience the magic the staff produce with their imaginative displays. It warms my heart so heaven only knows what it does for a child. Santa was very real in our house when I was a kid, and I had some magical Christmases. I produced my own magic for one foster child in my care who had never put up a stocking, and his face when he realised the ghetto blaster we’d bought him was his to keep, not just on loan for the duration of his stay, will forever be etched in my memory.

Magic doesn’t have to be just at Christmas though does it. Sometimes we are so busy with our lives, working hard, keeping our heads above financial water, we sometimes miss some important moments that can never be recaptured, like the first steps or word of a child, the beauty of the dawn or sunset or a clear starry night.

I have seen magical moments of man and animal, experienced my own wonder and joy at being able to pet a real reindeer, and remember my Mum being enthralled watching the ‘doughnut machine’ spitting out the hay bales when she came to stay.

I remember the wondrous expression on her face when my brother came over to the UK from NZ for his 60th birthday and surprised her by knocking on the door.

Not exactly the ‘Izzy whizzy, let’s get busy’ of the magic wands of Sooty and Sweep

but precious moments in my life that will forever stay with me.


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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16 Responses to Truthful Tuesday my response 29th November

  1. Yes, there is more than one kind of magic.

  2. Bewilded says:

    How lovely 🤗it’s all in the heart 🤍🙏

  3. murisopsis says:

    One of the major goals in my life is to connect with the whimsy and magic! Because life is too short to be serious all the time! (besides it is fun to make magical moments)

  4. Nope, Not Pam says:

    They’re decorating along the street, it’s amazing

  5. glyn40wilton says:

    I’ll always remember the big white, empty pillow cases placed at the end of my brother’s and my beds on Christmas Eve. We were told to go fast asleep otherwise Santa wouldn’t bring any presents.
    We eventually fell asleep due to being over-exited and was thrilled when we woke-up early on Christmas day to see that Santa had delivered. They were magical moments.

    • It was always nylon stockings for us that were hung from the mantlepiece downstairs but miraculously found their way to the foot of our beds Christmas morning. The bass of the tree was a mass of parcels which were opened after dinner when all the washing up was done, but stockings were always first!

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