And Christmas time is here again like every year before.
As well it is the most wonderful time of the year.
When it comes to this time of year, I hope your Christmas days and preparations are going well. Are you all prepared for the big family celebration? Yet I cannot believe how quickly the month of December flew by and unimaginably the whole year.
It is the happiest time for the children! In fact, regardless of the time, they would not go to bed. As they are too anxious that Father Christmas will not turn up. Moreover when I was a child I was told to go to bed early. And if I don’t, Father Christmas will not bring my gifts.
Until now it amazes me how Christmas time brings back childhood memories of the magical past. Formerly at home on the islands we had tropical Casuarina trees. Prior to Christmas all families went out to find one for their homes.
After all going back to the days, Christmas reminds me of my grandmother (my papa’s mum). Basically she visited us on Christmas days. As well her charm and personality remain with me. And she cared wonderfully and lovingly.
Likewise grandma lived her life simple and very vintage. Then, On Christmas day she carried lots of “cents” tied up in her handkerchief. In reality I am talking of cents here, that “those days” we could buy lots of cookies and sweeties.
And Grandma gave to each one of us some cents. As I still remember her soft sweet voice “keep your cents to buy your sweeties, your pencils and exercise books when you go back to school.” Uniquely that is how my grandma loved us so well and lovingly.
Finally I wish you all happiness and may your days be merry!