Lit up for Christmas! (Macro Monday)

Things are getting serious now. Only one week and counting before Christmas is officially upon us. Sadly, Christmas is going to be over before we know it.

This wire gift is just one of a set of four. They were bought after our first Christmas in Canada. Thinking back, I think they were actually the store’s own decorations and rather than putting them away, they sold them. Lucky me!







How nice was this?!

Amongst all the sadness that was yesterday’s bombings we did have a lovely ray of sunshine. We’d just finished dinner, cleared the table and was about to commence the washing up when there was a knock on the door.

A friend was standing there with these for me and gifts for the children!

I don't even mind there's a carnation in there!

I was more than happy with the thank you on Sunday for helping her over the week-end but for her to bring these last night, it was so thoughtful (but really quite unnecessary…).

It was reassuring, especially for the children, that even when faced with yesterday’s evil, there is still kindness and gratefulness not only in the world, but on our street!

May these two gestures never be questioned with… “mum, how much longer?”