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Sunday 16 December 2018

Can you believe there are only nine more sleeps until Christmas? That means only nine more chocolates are hidden behind the doors of my advent calendar. It also means that the slight panic I'm beginning to feel having realised that I still have some presents to buy, is only going to get worse. On the flip side, the excitement that's building, because I'm one of those people who absolutely loves Christmas, is going to intensify - and that's a good thing. No really, it is!

And speaking of presents ... and excitement, I'm giving away a little present on this blog. It's the one in the photo and it consists of a cute robin cushion, a box of scrummy choccies and a signed paperback of my new book, Bells and Bows on Mistletoe Row. A cushion, a book and chocolates - the perfect reading combination! Unfortunately, this particular giveaway is for UK residents only.

All you have to do for a chance to win this gift is to comment on this blog post and tell me your favourite Christmas tradition (but please don't worry if your comment doesn't appear right away. All comments have to come to me to be verified and that can take a little while. It will appear though. )

I was asked this question for a blog tour recently and I must confess I listed about ten things, because I simply couldn't decide on my favourite. So perhaps I should ask you to tell me just one of your favourite traditions. Hohoho! Is it decorating the tree? Making the Christmas cake and wishing while you stir? Finding the perfect Yule log for the fire? Opening one present on Christmas Eve? Or whatever. You get the picture, right?

This will close for entries at midnight on Monday 17th December and a winner will be selected at random and the name posted on this blog on Tuesday the 18th, so there's not much time. Sorry about that but I was busy running other competitions on Facebook, in my newsletter and in my reader group, and I completely lost track of time! I'll clearly be going on Santa's Naughty List. But hey, no change there.

The winner will be asked to let me have their postal address, so do check back on Tuesday the 18th to see if it is you. Thanks for reading this - and Good Luck! 


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  • Comment Link Elaine Stephen Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Elaine Stephen

    I liked reading your blog and the things you enjoy over christmas.

    I enjoy watching the grandchildren's faces when they open their parcels

  • Comment Link Jo Joyner Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Jo Joyner

    Each year I buy a special Xmas tree decoration that means something to my 2 boys with the idea that when they have their own families they can use them to decorate their Xmas tree. We put them on our tree now and it’s lovely to get them out year after year.

  • Comment Link Sonya James Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Sonya James

    I take my boys to the garden centre on the 1st of December and they each choose a new tree decoration. We look forward to each year ???

  • Comment Link Shell Cunliffe Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Shell Cunliffe

    I love decorating the tree and living room, while listening to Christmas songs.

  • Comment Link Madeline Elliot Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Madeline Elliot

    My favourite Christmas tradition which we decided to do a few years ago is that I buy my 5 children (aged between 31-42)some small presents to open on Christmas morning but give the money I would have spent on their bigger presents to charity. This year we gave to Salvation Army

  • Comment Link Charlotte Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Charlotte

    Decorating the tree with the kids every time!!

  • Comment Link Tanya Phillips Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Tanya Phillips

    We always open all our presents after Christmas. One by one watching each other. We asked our daughters if they wanted to do it all in the morning like everyone else and they said no. We do this on Christmas Day and Boxing Day with my parents and hubbies parents.

  • Comment Link Suzanne Jones Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Suzanne Jones

    My favourite Christmas tradition is to carry on from my mum.... she did us a full Christmas dinner on Christmas Day and also on Boxing Day...... absolutely love these days...... my daughter is carry it on too ?

  • Comment Link Carol-Ann Brown Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Carol-Ann Brown

    My favourite tradition is my mum and dad arrive around 8 am on Christmas morning to see my children's faces when they walk into the room. We all open presents then have breakfast. We started this when my twins were 3 weeks old and they are now 20 .

  • Comment Link Julie Ryan Sunday 16 December 2018 posted by Julie Ryan

    Since the death of my mil with whom we always spent Christmas Day we have a few new traditions. We now do a Christmas Eve box for my son with a memento from her so that she can be 'with' us.

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