Christmas Spirit

Christmas Spirit

Christmas spirit is an interesting thing. For some, it starts to seep into consciousness mid-September, before we’ve even hit Halloween. For others, it’s around about the last week of November: just after the Americans celebrate Thanksgiving. For me, it’s a feeling that really appears when December arrives, but it’s often been hovering in the background for a while; it shows itself in the application of Christmas bedlinen or the occasional Christmas soundtrack.

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Review: The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

Review: The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher

Tom Fletcher of Pooping Dinosaur McFly fame has written a children’s novel  and it’s brilliant.

William Trundle is a boy who loves dinosaurs and his dad is a man who loves Christmas. There is a lot at stake to make their wishes come true this year; can Santa pull it off?

A young boy’s Christmas wish, crumpets, Father Christmas and a giant dinosaur. What more could you want from a Christmas story? Excellent illustrations, I hear you cry; thanks to Shane Devries it has those too. My goodness, they are beautiful.

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24 Days of Kindness: Day One

24 Days of Kindness: Day One

As his fingers itched to break the perforated cardboard barrier, the sweet aroma filled the boy’s nostrils.

‘Okay say cheese,’ his mother’s voice broke his trance; he looked towards the camera, grinned widely and shouted ‘Chocolate!’

Finally, now that the annual first day of advent photograph had been taken, the boy could break through to the small chocolatey square hidden behind Spongebob’s face.

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2016: A Reflection

2016: A Reflection

2016 has been quite the year.

Births, deaths, political turmoil, honestly at times I wondered whether the entire year was a joke. Even on a personal level this year has been tough.

Despite how difficult this year has been on some levels, I have been successful in achieving all of the goals I laid out for myself this year, and with a month left!

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