Thursday, December 05, 2013
Advent Calendar Day 4
It also worried me for the people in my area - along the Lincolnshire /East Anglia coastline where they are being hit by a ferocious storm surge, threatened with floods and desalination as the high water time approaches. I hope every manages to stay safe - and I'd hope, dry and warm. Keep inside - and look after yourselves, wherever you are.
That's partly why I;'m a bit late posting this blog today - the other is the reason why I went out and about - I was looking for stocking fillers. For me, stockings are one of the very best bits of Christmas traditions. I love collecting up small gifts, ones that I know will make my loved ones smile - or, preferably , laugh - and there's little I like more than Christmas morning with everyone curled up on the bed (Charlie the cat included) with mugs of tea (OK - that's not for Charlie!), everyone delving into their stocking and pulling out a small, funny, pretty, interesting gift. I know my son is grown up and he and his lovely partner have a home of their own now but - well, no one's too old to have a Christmas Stocking are they?
What sort of things do you put in them? I know my parents always put an annual in with ours - and the plan was that we were to sit and read the book so as not to wake mother and father too early - it worked sometimes!
As stocking fillers are small, lovely little packages, I have a couple of copies of the novella - The Duke's Secret Wife to give away to someone who comments this time. The Duke's Secret Wife came out originally in Society Weddings (with Sharon Kendrick) in 2002 and then was republished in the Centenary celebrations in 2008.
Isabelle's secret marriage to Don Luis de Silva seems to be over. But the heir to the dukedom of Madriagalo demands that she return to Spain with him and pretend to be his fiancée - and then his wife! What does Luis have to gain from this reunion - except Isabelle?
I don't have a photo of Charlie with his Christmas Stocking - but I know he won't mind if I share this lovely one of the late, great Dylan (just for you Biddy!) who obviously knew that Santa Could be expected to come down the chimney!
Keep safe everyone out in the wild winds.
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