It’s Christmas Eve at last.
On this day many, many years ago a lady called Mary was waiting to have a baby. She spent the day riding a donkey round a place called Bethlehem, looking for somewhere to stay.
Nothing so dramatic for my family but never the less they will still be waiting for tonight, when hopefully Santa will come down our chimney – where he’ll find mince pies, a mug of chocolate, (next to the microwave so he can reheat it), carrots for the reindeer and empty stockings.
Indy will be waiting too.
So rather than spend all day waiting, the whole family will go on a very long walk. Hopefully we’ll come back so tired we’ll fall asleep really quickly tonight. Then Santa can nip down our chimney and fill up our stockings, without having to wait around for us.
How about you? What will you be doing today?
I shall be finishing a book! Hopefully it shall be finished by lunchtime if I start now and DON’T procrastinate for once then it’s time to make mince pies, wrap some final presents and brush the dogs (telling them NOT to bark at a large man dressed in red with a beard if they happen to see one wandering round the house at midnight – and no, reindeer do NOT make nice snacks!). Lots to eat and drink. My mum used to own a clothes shop and Christmas Eve was always really good fun, I’d got and see my pony in the morning at the stables I kept her at at and I’d do lots of fun Christmassy things with my friends there then I’d go to Mum’s shop. It would shut mid afternoon to customers but the staff all stayed on to drink wine and eat mince pies and mark up all the sale stock for the sale starting on the 27th. I was always allowed to have some wine too and it was a really festive time. Then afterwards we would go and see all my cousins and grandma and swap presents. Lovely memories! Thanks for the post, Julie! Indy looks GORGEOUS! Pepper and Simba will be very jealous of her hat… Lxx
I hope your dogs don’t try snacking on Santa or his reindeer!
Your childhood Christmas Eve’s sounded lovely.
Hope you’re having a good one now. Enjoy those homemade mince pies;)
My family will be doing cleaning jobs so that Santa can reach our tree without tripping over something and waking us all up! Then we will watch a film in the evening and then go to bed and sleep!!!!!!!!!!! 😀
However the cleaning jobs are probably just an excuse so my Mum doesn’t have to do it!! ;-D
I like my christmas dinner as well 😉
I can’t believe your mum would be so mean!! I expect she’s just trying to wear you out 😉
Enjoy the film and I hope you manage to sleep tonight. Julie
I’m sure she is!!;)
Being Jewish, Santa probably won’t visit me (he might though – fingers crossed 😉 ) So, today I will be having a normalish Saturday, I’m going to the theatre and to a Chanukah party. And tommorow is also normal ish. (Apart from Christmas dinner – couldn’t go without!!)
Thats sounds great! What do you have for your Christmas dinner? 😉
Usual stuff – turkey etc – but all kosher!!!!!! 🙂
Sounds like you’ll be having a very busy day Ella.
Enjoy the theatre and Chanukah party. Hope you’ve got something nice to wear to both.
Quick explanation – this is actually Ella, typing out Orli’s comment that she texted to me when I explained the post! Orli is in Germany, visiting family, so I will be her representitive for a week!
Ok… Orli’s comment…
I’m in Germany, with my family, and we’ve prepared our festive meal and decorated the the tree. Everyones so excited and happy here! Tonight will be great!
That sounds like fun!! 😉 Have a great Christmas!!!
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Those stars were supposed to be a tree but they moved so they aren’t anymore!
Ella must be a brilliant friend to keep posting comments for you. Hope you’re having a fab time in Germany. We have German friends living here in England and they will be opening their presents today. They also celebrate St Nicholas Day on December 6th. They clean their shoes and leave them out for St Nick to put sweets in. Do you do that too?
Yes we do!
Well, I don’t celebrate Christmas, but I’ll be watching all the Christmas films and reading all the Christmas books and peeking out of my window in case I see a glimpse of fat guy with a long white beard wearing red with a big sack over his shoulder going ho ho ho!
I’m going to someone’s house today to see their baby…
And I can’t wait till Merlin today!!!
Great post-love the waiting dog!
Good point about the films!! I’ll be watching pretty much everything on telly!!!
I can’t wait for Merlin either!! Have a great Christmas 🙂
It sounds like you’ll be having a fab time too over the Christmas holidays. There are some great films on and I know lots of people who love Merlin.
What books are you going to read?
Well, Angel Cake, Trapped, and loads of other Christmassy books-though I’ll probably read normal books as well!
I’ll be writing a none festive christmas day, all day, then, i’ll have dinner, THEN, i’ll write again, read abit, listen to music, and then i’ll go to bed and asleep, hopefully i’ll get somthing this year but, moneys tight so, i’m not hoping for much, as i know times are hard this year for my family. 🙂
Everyone, i hope you have a brill Christmas and a magical time. 😀
What a lovely way to spend your day. I know you love writing. I hope you get some great things written.
And a happy and magical Christmas time to you too.
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cool, I’ll check it out!
I’ll have a look as well
yeah I’ll follow it!
sorry i can’t follow it because its a wordpress site
but I’l still visit it!
good christmas comp btw I may enter l8r
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How do I find your blog Ella?
Just click on my name!!
I will be going to my local church and meeting up with my cousins who have come over from Essex. Then, at about six o’clock, we’ll go for a walk to look at all the Christmas lights x
That sounds a lot of fun Catherine, especially the wlak to look at the Christmas lights.
Have a lovely time.
Firstly, I’d just like to say – HAVE AN AMAZING CHRISTMAS TOMORROW, GIRLS HEART BOOKS COMMUNITY! I’M SO PROUD OF OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE INTERNET 😀
Secondly (!), for Christmas Eve, my mum and dad always try and tire us out relentlessly so we sleep better, so I’ll probably be off on a seven mile hike today!
My parents try to tire us out as well but it doesn’t always work! 😉
Haha, yeah – I don’t think anything could tire me out in the mood I’m in… 🙂 So excited!
I know that feeling 😉
Aw! That’s a lovely thing to say Georgie. And we’re all proud of our dedicated band of followers. So thanks to you too.
A seven mile hike – wow! You must be very fit in your family.
the dog looks quite funny waiting!
I’ll be watching christmas films and Merlin! the best!
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because I really need comments for that particular post!
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Thanks Shakira. It took ages to get the photos. My eldest son was photographer and I was dog handler. Indy kept getting distracted and the hat kept falling off. In the end my lovely agent Pat, who trains dogs, gave me some tips for creating the perfect photo. And it worked!
I’ll have a look at your blog shortly. Thanks for the link.
HELLO THERE WORLD! girls heart books, have a wonderful christmas, loved the post btw.
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Yay for your first ever competition give away. Thanks for sharing with us here on GHB.