Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Advent Calendar - Day 2 .

Well, if you visited on Sunday, you'll have been wondering what happened to day 2 of the Advent Calendar -  me too!  I just couldn't find a moment to write a post, choose a book to give away, organise anything.

But that's what it's like at this time of year, isn't it? There are places to go, people to see, presents to buy . . . .  Monday was one of those - places to go, people to see days.  The Babe Magnet's brother lives in Leeds and  Monday was the day planned for a visit to him  - and an early delivery of some Christmas gifts.  So that's what took up the time  and I never managed to write a blog post for the Advent Calendar.

So  because of that I think today's question should be about visiting people at Christmas.

Do you have all your family and friend close at hand so that you  can see them on the day, or close to it (lucky you!) Or do you need to go travelling to make sure you can see people who matter to you at Christmas?

Who is the one special person you really must see, without whom it just wouldn't be Christmas?

Post your answers in the Comments section  and as always I'll get Charlie on the job of picking the name of a winner - as you can see he's getting into the spirit of things and is  more than ready to pick Day 2's winner  ..  .

. .  .and Day 3's  . . . more of that coming up.

Today's prize giveaway is  Sicilian Husband, Blackmailed Bride   a book from 2007
It's Guido's story from the Sicilian Brothers duo -

Possessed by his passion!
Dark, proud and sinfully gorgeous, Guido Corsentino is determined to reclaim his wife. Outwardly, Amber
is perfect and untouchable - but Guido knows the passionate woman inside. One kiss, and he's certain she'll give him whatever he demands . . .
But Guido is also certain of something else: Amber ran away from him once—so she won't be given the opportunity to do so again. He'll protect her from the consequences of her actions . . . in his bed!

PS If  you're on my newsletter mailing list, there are extra chances to win in this year's  Advent Calendar giveaway - so make sure you comment to be in with a chance.


Laney4 said...

Hey there, Kate! No need entering me for this one either. I read it a couple of months ago. Loved how hot the love/lust was. Mmmmmm....

We traditionally put our turkey in the oven at 1pm, then walk out the door. We drive 20 minutes away to visit my DH's one brother and family for 1.5 hrs and then another of his brothers nearby for 1.5 hrs, before returning home to cook the rest of the meal for our own immediate family and sometimes mother-in-law.

Years ago, we would visit with my husband's side of the family in the morning and MY side of the family later in the afternoon, culminating with turkey at my mom's. Years ago, we visited my sister 2000+ miles away for the two weeks of school break. Alas, jobs change, income declined, and we started the above traditions once we couldn't afford the trips out west anymore. Sniff, sniff.

Life goes on. We're lucky having ANY family that wants us, LOL!

ilona said...

Hi Kate, No need to enter me for the giveaway as I have read almost all your books. I just wanted to let you know that I am still a good fan of yours and appreciate your newsletter :D

Christmas this year will be a low key affair as I am recently widowed and don't want to make a big thing about the day.

Jo's Daughter said...

It used to be my grandmother from my mother's side, that special person I HAD to see. She was my best friend & we had the most amazing Christmases together. Ever since she passed it hasn't been the same for me. Grandma has a place in my heart & is with me in thoughts. At special moments it's harder & I really miss her "beside" the tree & right next to me at the table on December 25.

Shropshire Lass said...

Hi Kate,
Traditionally we as a family would have our Christmas lunch on Christmas Eve evening, strange I know, but everyone can enjoy sitting down together and eating a turkey dinner, without wanting to open pressies or playing with their toys...! And mummy is not stuck in the kitchen...lol anyway not traditional but it's worked..! However, for the last couple of years my family and I have lived in Hawaii, so different from cold Christmassy UK. Lovely having the warm weather and sunshine, but not for eating a traditional Christmas lunch in 85*C temps, more importantly living 8,000 miles away from my home and family, whom I miss so very much, even more so at this time of year....! However my parents are flying in from the UK to spend the holidays with us, I'm so so happy that they are coming...! 2013 has been a monumentally awful year, from start to finish and one that I'll be glad to see the back of...! Anyway, what better way than having my amazing Mum and Dad with met his Christmas...!!
Hope you and your family have a fabulous Christmas Kate.xxx.

Mary Preston said...

I visit most of my family leading up to Christmas (there are a LOT) of us. I've just come back from a holiday where I caught up with some of the family. For me it has to be my children. I could not not see them for Christmas.

Eli Yanti said...

Hi kate, i want to meet my cousin. He is the one to take care me when I was child and my mom and dad have to go to work. Has been about more 5 years do not meet him


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