I told you in the last post about Christmas in Austria. Found these photos in my JYC album from Austria
so now I will reminisce about past Christmas'Childhood Christmas'
There were no Christmas photos when I was a child. Every year my parents and I travelled from the south coast toYorkshire to stay with my Nana and Auntie for the Christmas holidays (my Dad was a teacher) I remember a trunk with clothes and presents being sent in advance as we travelled by train, we didn't have a car in the 50's. There would be several family parties with huge high suppers and then lots of games and laughter as all the cousins and Uncles and Aunties met for these gatherings (I suppose this was our annual holiday!!)
Christmas in 1979
The saddest Christmas was 1978. I had become a single parent and it was the first Christmas on my own with two young children. Both my parents were dead and I was an only child no other relations. I felt that I needed to make Christmas as special as possible for the children.
Here are 2 occasions
This page from a JYC says "Our Christmas Traditions are now changing. We are having to adapt to our Children's own new traditions."
- Decorations and Lights are put up earlier in Dec since I retired
- DIL has introduced Santa's sack and Table presents
- Some of the family have no presents under the tree before Christmas morning cos of young children
- Some of the family do not open presents until after lunch :( My tradition was to open them in dressing gowns whilst eating warm buttered toast in front of a roaring fire
And now a bit of nostalgia over my Christmas music I play in the kitchen while prepping Christmas foods (though not this year!!) I am missing all the cooking I usually do!!
This was my page for Dec 21st We always visit Battle as it is Peter's son's birthday. We will be going tomorrow!
Who remembers the Smurfs? Cannot play this cassette any more :(
Some of my favourite songsThank you Kathi for doing this nostalgia week's challenge each month. I would like to think that the blogging this year will be a diary for future family to read and keep. Who knows!!
Now I am off to finish off my challenge for Christmas week!!