...that you can suggest some ideas for grown-up Christmas reading? Maybe Karen over at Cornflower Books will have some?
I'm prompted to think about this by Julia's comment yesterday. She says that the magic of Christmas for her is seeing her grandchildren's delight in all the preparations and in them being told stories. As she's not going to be with them this year I wondered if she has enough of the child in her to do it all anyway, just for herself. I can easily think of grown-up decorations (lots of candles), heirloom china if you have such a thing and have not just given it to your daughters as I have, food and drink (alcohol!), but I was a bit stumped when it came to stories.
Audio books might be nice. I've never tried them - have you? Nice being read to.
Christmas At Cold Comfort Farm by Stella Gibbons comes to mind.
Any more ideas?
I'm also hoping the storms abate as I set off on a 250 mile journey to York tomorrow (add another 80 miles if the ferry isn't running
I like the tiny reflections of the red gate.
Perhaps you might have time while I am away to browse Simply Christmas (see sidebar). There are a lot of posts in this category, about keeping it simple, making ice candles, and about children's Christmas books....
Hoping you have a good weekend.