Posted in Family life, Happiness

Wishing my readers a love-filled festive season


Christmas, Noel, Yuletide, Hanukkah, festive season, holiday, whatever you call it, or how you celebrate it, I send you the best wishes. I hope you enjoy, love, happiness, good health, good cheer, prosperity and peace. It’s a time where families come together to share food, presents and good times. But for others, it can be a lonely time. Think of your neighbours or friends who don’t have family nearby. Share some of the festive spirit with them. Compassion and kindness help make this time of year a celebration for everyone.

Christmas wishes

I’ll be sharing my Christmas with family. It will be our first Christmas living near our grandchildren, so this year it will be a priceless time. There will be too much food, ham galore, prawns on ice, beers and wine in the eskies, dessert in the fridge (for later and so they don’t melt) and Christmas decorations adorning the table. We’ll wear the mandatory cracker paper hat and tell the ‘dad jokes’ most of which aren’t funny (which makes it even funnier). Secret Santa gifts will be stollen and swapped (causing hilarious heated debates). We’ll play cricket in the neighbouring block, swim afterwards to cool off from the summer heat, drink some more, laugh lots and watch the kids unwrap their presents with squeals of delight. We’ll slather ourselves in sunscreen and insect repellant, reminisce on our year, talk over the top of each other, argue good-naturedly, laugh that we do, play games and love deeply. Family! I can’t wait.

And if you’ve been affected by fire or drought I hope the season brings you some respite and your 2020 is prosperous and filled with happiness and healing.

I’ll be updating you on some exciting Christmas news soon. A bargain book set will be coming soon.

And if you didn’t read it last Christmas I still have my free Christmas read: A Real Christmas Present

What are you up to this Christmas?

 

Posted in Writing tips

I’m doing NaNoWriMo


What is NaNoWriMo?

It’s National Novel Writing Month. I need to get Elephant Creek finished. It’s time I set some extreme word goals.

The goal is to write at least 1654 words a day to complete 50,000 by the end of November.

I already had 31,046 words before NaNoWriMo began.

Yesterday I added 2,033 words. I’m off to a great start.

Wish me luck and let me know if you are joining NaNoWriMo too. I’m happy to buddy up. Comment below.