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San Francisco's Ferry Building at Christmas
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Happy Christmas from San Francisco

As you read this just after Christmas, I hope you have been sprinkled with the magic and wonder of the season, surrounded by those you love and the joy of giving and receiving. People all across the globe, have celebrated this …

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A Christmas story
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A Christmas story ~ wonder and magic

The Christmas story continues: The little girl turned away from the Christmas tree, leaving her sister to introduce herself to the much wanted dolly and bumped into her father as he finally made it down the stairs. Noticing her serious, …

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A Christmas Story ~ opening stockings

Christmas stocking in tow, excitement bubbling over, the little girl scampered along to her parents’ room when she suddenly remembered the stockings she had put together for them. Although only eight years old and desperately wanting to still believe in …

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Christmas pudding traditions
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Travel France Online ~ My Christmas Pudding

Travel France Online has just published Shutters and Sunflowers’ article about Christmas Puddings as part of a wonderful collection of Christmas wishes from all over France put together by Diane de la Guillermie, this fabulous website’s founder. For me, as a child, just as it …

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Christmas Day ~ when I was a child

Christmas day would always begin in our parents’ bedroom, just as it has for our children. Three excited little people, (and as the years slipped by, not so little people!) would drag their bulging stockings to our parent’s bed, it was …

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Christmas table
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Christmas Eve ~ when I was a child

The time next week it will be Christmas Eve, the night before Christmas, probably the most magical night of the year. One when children everywhere (big ‘children’ too) really want to ‘believe’. Excited, eager, little faces press their noses to …

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Christmas cooking preparing for Christmas!

As a child, just as it is now and probably has been for several generations, the days before Christmas were always busy, collecting greenery to decorate the house, finding the tree, buying and wrapping presents, writing cards, standing in endless lines …

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