Christmas 2021

The last few days have been spent making chocolates, mini puddings, decorating the Christmas Cake and crafting Santa’s Chocolate house. All of this, in the race to prepare in advance, as tomorrow and Friday I was meant to be caring for our little grandson . . . and not one of these jobs could be done with him around! Alas, he woke last night with a bout of what seems to be gastro, so he and his mum and dad are off to have a Covid test, as so many are doing right now.

As we all move towards this very special day, it’s with a fair dose of trepidation and the question ‘Will we make it to Christmas Day without coming into contact with this dashed virus?’

So I’ve decided to look back and remember other Christmases, ones of my childhood where these two precious Christmas tree decorations and many others, graced the branches of our silver Christmas Tree when we were growing up.

A special angel – one each for my sister, brother and me.

Others are when our kids were little – elves and santas, baubles, angels, reindeer, gum-nut babies and bells

and a cheeky Nivlek x 2 given to our kids from Santa at David Jones in 1991 (still as good as new.)

Then there are my special ones – some reminders of the characters from some of the books I’ve written,

and those from my three Myer Windows stories – ‘Little Dog and the Christmas Wish’ in 2015, ‘One Christmas Eve’ 2016 and last year’s ‘Christmas is Uncancelled’.

Lovely memories, all of them. May this Christmas be a peaceful and healthy one, full of moments to remember for us all. Thank you for reading my (mostly weekly) blog posts and I look forward to sharing What’s Happening in My Writing Life with you again in 2022.

Merry Christmas,

Corinne x



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  1. Gaye These are lovely photos, and especially the old memories, Corinne. I do hope the family get better quickly and nothing to worry about. Thinking of you all with much love. Gaye. Xx
    December 22, 2021 at 8:48 pm · Reply
    • corinne Thank you Gaye. Sorry this reply is so late. Sending love, Corinne xx
      January 20, 2022 at 7:41 am · Reply
  2. Julie Murphy I hope your Christmas worked out in the end, Corinne, and that your family is well. Thank you for all your thoughtful blog posts and beautiful books. May there be many more! Best wishes for 2022 and beyond.
    December 28, 2021 at 1:20 pm · Reply
    • corinne Oh thank you Julie and the same to you. Yes, we did have a beautiful Christmas, in the end. Hope yours was wonderful too. x
      January 20, 2022 at 7:38 am · Reply

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