Merry Christmas to all our readers. It’s an English Christmas for me this year – wrapped up, mince pies, and the Queen’s Speech. I’m still learning to digest the latter two. The others are variously backpacking in Vietnam and sitting in the backyard in Sydney. It’s rare, but not unusual, that we are not together. And it’ll be exciting to hear our various tales when we do Christmas Day Skype. Love technology !
~ Spotted Cow
Merry Christmas to our dear readers and followers. We’ve had a fantastic year in which our blog has expanded exponentially and and we’ve picked up more than a few tips and several new friends. We hope you’re out making snow angels. Or sand angels if you’re in the Southern Hemisphere.
Lots of love and best wishes.
~ Wandering Cows
It’s December and I’m waiting for the Christmas cards to slip through the mailbox.
Christmas cards originated in the UK. Sir Henry Cole – first director of the Victoria & Albert museum – liked writing greetings to his family and friends, and found it a bit of a faff to write the same thing over & over again during the holiday season. In 1843, he thus commissioned a Christmas card with the message “A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you”, which we still use today.
I love the Christmas card ritual. It’s a chance to engage with friends that I haven’t managed to keep up with through the year because we all have busy lives. That said, I’m always a bit disappointed by the ones I receive that only have signed names – the odd one doesn’t even have that – and no personal message. Why bother, I wonder. Although, they did think of me, so I should be appreciative of small mercies !
~ Spotted Cow
Merry Christmas to all our readers. I hope you’re having a wonderful day and thank you for your support. We started our travel blog project a few months ago and we’re enjoying sharing it with you.
Let us know what you’re up to on your Christmas Day. We’re going to be swinging from the trees ! More about that later.