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Join us in the countdown to Christmas. Sorry no chocolate!
But we can give you a new post each day, from 25 different 'mobloggers', who will give us their perspective on the season.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year.

May 2015 be a good year for our small community and the wider world!

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3rd Day: Hope

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I don't much like the world these days, so much hatred and far too many people dying for no good reason.

So, whatever this time of year may mean to you, whether it's warmth from the cold, white wine in the sun, a time to celebrate or just another month...

I hope this can be a time of thoughtfulness, of small kindnesses abounding, that everyone may receive something they dearly wish for as well as what they desperately need.

All my best hopes to all people.

Posted by Caine

Day 2 City Lights

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My mum looks forward to the Moblog Advent Calendar every year. It's the
only thing she really understands of what I "do" or am involved with on
this thing called the Internet. She'd be the first to admit that
she understands advent calendar better than even Facebook, which she
doesn't understand. The reason she understands it is because she
understands that it is organized from volunteering, held together
by goodwill and fueled by artistry, thoughtfulness and creativity. It is
sustained by timeless efforts and tireless values that "technology" merely
provides another means of self expression that she is already familiar with.

So it's great for me that a photo of her has been snuck into this years
edition. We took these photos together at the Rockefeller Center, New York
and she suggested I try and do a selfie reflected in the bauble, but due to
physics, the result was that we actually all ended up in it, my mum, my dad
and myself.

I share this because last week my parents came to visit me for the first
time since I moved across the pond 5 years ago. It was important to me and
for all of us really, as a family. In a way, they returned my heart to me
by making that trip. Now they understand why I can call home 3500 miles
away. And my heart can be where my home is. Distance is no match for
the love of family.

Time and space are dimensions but reality is love.

So, I am glad for all these experiences. And thankful. And wish you and
yours, the same peace that comes from knowing you are loved, no matter
where you are, from no matter where they are, no matter how far away or how
long ago.

"Peace be unto us, peace be unto all."

Posted by jc1000000

2nd Dec 2015, 07:04   comments (16)

Day 1 Across the paths of time

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*In Advent we rediscover the beauty of all being on a journey … Across the paths of time.*

Pope Francis

Advent greetings to you dear Mobloggers x

Posted by Twiglet

1st Dec 2015, 07:05   comments (16)

Merry Christmas!

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One little star on the top of the tree,
Two little presents underneath for me,
Three silver ropes twisted around the tree,
Four coloured lights shining prettily,
Five shining balls flowing silvery.
Oh, what a sight for us to see!

I hope your holiday is filled with warmth, love and happiness.
Merry Christmas to you and yours!
xx

Posted by Izadora

25th Dec 2014, 15:02   comments (6)

The Magic and Wonder of Colour at Christmas

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A ray of hope flickers in the sky 
A tiny star lights up way up high 
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn 
This comes to pass when a child is born

A silent wish sails the seven seas 
The winds of change whisper in the trees 
And the walls of doubt crumble, tossed and torn 
This comes to pass when a child is born

A rosy hue settles all around 
You've got the feel you're on solid ground 
For a spell or two, no-one seems forlorn
This comes to pass when a child is born

And all of this happens because the world is waiting 
Waiting for one child 
Black, white, yellow, no-one knows 
But a child that will grow up and turn tears to laughter 
Hate to love, war to peace and everyone to everyone's neighbour 
And misery and suffering will be words to be forgotten, forever 

It's all a dream, an illusion now 
It must come true, sometime soon somehow 
All across the land, dawns a brand new morn 
This comes to pass when a child is born.

Fred Jay

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24th Dec 2014, 00:52   comments (8)

Wishing You Welcome Warmth

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And may all your families - whether birth or elective - have members as tolerant as the niece on the left xx

Posted by Dhamaka

Day 22 Story time with Santa

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My Mr C entertaining the kiddies - we're bot trustees of a charity that runs the local community centre.

This year we did away with the christmas fayre and table top sale and instead laid o a day of activities just for the little ones, dancing elves and all.

Posted by Essitam

22nd Dec 2014, 16:12   | tags:,,,comments (7)

Ready for Santa

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Posted by Lyzardly

21st Dec 2014, 05:37   comments (8)