And To All A Good Night…

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An iPhone snapshot of the cake I just decorated…With a December reference to Movember…

For the last couple of years I spent December beneath the sparkling lights of the Christmas markets of Europe, zipping along the railroads, crunching through the snow and, more often than not, sheltering from the rain.

This year, I curled up indoors, working on my book (just how nice is it to be able to say that?!) and reflecting on the places I’ve been to and the lessons I’ve learned in 2013 as well as squinting half an eye at the future for next year.

Yet whatever the differences, whenever Christmas Eve rolls around I just want to say the same thing.

Thank you

if you are working to keep us all warmer, safer, better informed or even entertained while the lucky ones among us get to relax and spend time with those we love.

Hold On

if these few days make you feel miserable beyond compare. You’re not alone. It will get better. Or as a wiser man said:

If you’re going through hell, keep going

And if you need someone to help you do that, call the Samaritans

And whichever group you belong to, I hope you find joy, happiness and peace this winter and every year.

Merry Christmas – and thank you for reading,

Abi (2)

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4 Responses to And To All A Good Night…

  1. Darlene December 24, 2013 at 9:14 pm #

    Thank you Abi. Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and good luck with the book. I look forward to reading your blogs next year

  2. Patricia King December 25, 2013 at 10:05 am #

    Wow Abi – beautiful cake, and as always, lovely message – happy Christmas to you and yours. Xx

  3. Hogga January 2, 2014 at 4:51 pm #

    happy new year!

  4. Gayla January 7, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    Beautiful sentiments. Merry Christmas to you, Abi, though the season ended yesterday ;-) I wish you great success with your book and much happiness in the New Year.
    p.s. The cake in the photo is so cute.

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