I don’t know quite what’s happened to my blog writing skills. There was a time when I could turn even the most insignificant event into something worth reading, but these days I’m finding it harder and harder to do.
Even since my post early last week, I’ve started several that just fizzled out – I was unable to lift things out of the mundane.
I’ve wanted to write about the debacle of ordering a new mattress online, where 3 times it was damaged in the delivery, so it wasn’t until the 4th time the company sent it out were we finally able to accept it.
The Solstice should have been a good one to write about, especially as last year it was –10 degrees C and this year it was +10 degrees C.
Christmas decorations, dental appointments, the “Men in sheds” Xmas lunch for the terminally self-employed.
I even had a whole thing about Christmas seeming to be locked in 4 distinct eras – Roman, Victorian, the 1950s and the 1970s.
But for some reason I can’t seem to get the words to flow.
Maybe it will return in the New Year, or perhaps it’s just that my creativity is channelled into photography rather than writing these days. Who knows?
However, one thing I can do at this time of year, as I have for the past 6 years here on this blog, is wish you all the very best for the Festive Season.
I searched through my photo folders looking for suitable seasonal images of snow, tinsel or holly, but in the end the best image I could find was one my daughter Meg made as a Christmas card for us.
If you would like a larger version of it to print off and pin to your mantelpiece, then click on this link and follow the instructions
Hope you have a good time whatever your social, religious or cultural beliefs.