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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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1st December - On some momentous journey bound...

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The Advent wind begins to stir
With sea-like sounds in our Scotch fir,
It's dark at breakfast, dark at tea,
And in between we only see
Clouds hurrying across the sky
And rain-wet roads the wind blows dry
And branches bending to the gale
Against great skies all silver pale
The world seems travelling into space,
And travelling at a faster pace
Than in the leisured summer weather
When we and it sit out together,
For now we feel the world spin round
On some momentous journey bound -
Journey to what? to whom? to where?
The Advent bells call out 'Prepare,
Your world is journeying to the birth
Of God made Man for us on earth.'

From Advent 1955 by John Betjemen

As we kick off the Advent Calendar we are snowed in here in the Surrey Hills. So warm winter wishes to you all for advent from me, The Beloved Spaceman, The Divine Daughter and Fable Fairy Tail x

And special good wishes to Viv who organized the calendar this year xx

Posted by Twiglet

1st Dec 2010, 07:01   | tags:,,comments (29)

Advent - What will be behind this year's doors?

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Well it's up to you!

We need 24 different 'mobloggers' to give us their perspective on the festive season.

This is the 4th moblog Advent calendar and up to now only a very small number of people have posted twice, so unless you are one of those people, if you wish to contribute please indicate below and I will send you a link to a google document, where you can sign up against a date.

So grab your date quickly - once they are gone they are gone (as they say!)

Thanks to Taniwha for the image.

Posted by Viv

24th Nov 2010, 22:20   comments (12)

23 December: Red is the colour of Christmas

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I took this while walking the hidden backways of Totteridge in North London. Under 10 miles from Charing Cross yet it looks like this (same day):

That's what's magic about (my native) London - layers and layers of colourful stuff to peel away to reveal some wonderful hidden secret or other - just like a good Christmas present.

Wishing you all happy explorations and unwrappings over the holidays and into the new decade...

Posted by arkangel

December 22nd - Merry Christmas from Poland

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It's Christmas in the air!
Snowflakes in December
Children site with Santa's toys
Their gloves wiping crystalline ice,
Off shiny plastic
Our breath thick like fog
Mingles in oneness
As we stand back to
Look upon the completion
Of our Christmas trees
Giggling from heady wine
And feelings shared
It's Christmas in the air!

Posted by TMK(Tom.CJ)

22nd Dec 2009, 07:11   | tags:comments (7)

Merry Christmas! :)

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So .. here is now -22'C, but I wish you and your friends and family, really Warm,Fantastic,Happy Christmas! : )

Posted by shitake

21st Dec 2009, 00:52   comments (15)

Wishing You All

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A Spirited Solstice!

Here's to good friends, loving family & fine food and drink; and to increasing light and warmth for us all. Happy Solstice, everyone!

Posted by Rick

20th Dec 2009, 08:48   comments (15)

Beyond the here and now...

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Candlelit Heart
A Christmas Poem by Mary E. Linton

Somewhere across the winter world tonight
You will be hearing chimes that fill the air;
Christmas extends its all-enfolding light
Across the distance...something we can share.

You will be singing, just the same as I,
These familiar songs we know so well,
And you will see these same stars in your sky
And wish upon that brightest one that fell.

I shall remember you and trim my tree,
One shining star upon the topmost bough;
I will hang wreaths of faith that all may see --
Tonight I glimpse beyond the here and now.

And all the time that we must be apart
I keep a candle in my heart.

Words chosen by me
Picture by The Boyf

Posted by Craft

The merriest of yule-tides to one and all

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Happy festivus from the Archer clan

May your glasses be forever full.

Posted by Joe

18th Dec 2009, 13:24   comments (8)