I’m all about the honesty so here it is:
I love Boney M.
I love their crazy Afros. I love their funky disco-era renditions of ancient holy carols. I love their proclamations of glory: Oh my Lord, you sent your Son to save us, oh my Lord . . .
I get that musically, Boney M is atrocious stuff. But it’s my childhood. It’s summer holidays and my sisters and me dancing on the lounge carpet in front of the Christmas tree. It’s market shopping and tinsel and turkey.
Scandalously, I have passed on this passion to my sons. Now, in March, and July, and every day from mid-October until Christmas, I get requests for ‘Christmas songs pleeeeeez, Mommy!’ They don’t care that it’s inappropriate – freaky – to listen to (bad) Christmas music in the middle of the year. read more
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Christmas Every Day?
Two weeks ago, South African author, Daleen Reyburn, wrote a guest blog for me, “Christmas Every Day.” It was an excerpt from her excellent book, Dragons and Dirt: The truth about changing the world – and the courage it requires.
In her post (and in her book) Daleen describes a “trip” she took in 2013. She chose thanksgiving as her theme for the year. Instead of the usual challenge of having one item of thanksgiving each day for 365 days, she “decided to count 2013 gifts in 2013.” She worked out that this meant thirty-eight-point-something gifts a week – for the 52 weeks of 2013. read more
Christmas is over for another year!
This Christmas has been truly special for us. Our elder son and daughter-in-law recently bought an amazing home on a large plot of land, with lots of bedrooms. They invited the entire family to join them for several days.
So our daughter and son-in-law traveled from Monte Negro, our younger son and daughter-in-law drove down from Johannesburg with their two children (our two middle grandchildren) and our eldest granddaughter joined us from nearby George. read more
Week 8 of Thankful Thursday Challenge
Hello all you thankful people! How many of you are keeping tabs on how grateful you feel about the small things? Honestly, since embarking on this challenge (2018 thankful points in the year 2018) I astounded at the many things I have to say thank you for! That includes items or events I normally take for granted.
If you have a post about thankfulness or gratitude, do link to the end of this post. All I ask in return is that you visit at least two posts from the others who link up, and share at least three of the other linked posts on at least two social media of your choice. read more