Spreading a Little Christmas Cheer

Apologies, but it’s another short post from me this week as I’m wading through the second round of edits for The Truth Will Out. Sooner or later we will finish and life will resume some kind of normality, I’m sure.

Firstly, I must congratulate all my friends that participated in November’s National Novel Writing Month or NaNoWriMo 2013. Personally, I’m hopeless with daily word counts which is why I’ve never plunged into NaNo, but there were some amazing achievements this year. The best I’ve heard so far is a 57,500 novel on Twitter – quite a mean feat for one month so very well done! Do get in touch if you managed to better this.

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Our Christmas…

Our Tree

This post is dedicated to my friend across the pond, Tammy Maas, who constantly delights by sharing her wonderful festive traditions from her home town of Iowa. Click here to read an excerpt from Tammy’s blog, Animaasity.

I admit it. I’m a great fan of the festive period. For me, it encompasses all that is charitable and good. It’s a time when family and friends catch up and spend quality time together.

What interests me are all the traditions we adhere to and where they derive. Here’s my run down of those my family follow:

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