Merry Christmas, Peeps!

Now, I don’t know about you, but this Christmas has a distinctly different feel about it, to last year. And to any previous Christmases, too.

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We are by no means back to any sort of old normal, but last year, we were plunged into Tier 4, here, meaning lockdowns, and no mixing at all, so thankfully, I had already, in my wisdom, bought a version of Christmas dinner, and stuck it in the freezer!

I was also isolating, having being exposed to the virus, with a close contact having tested positive.

Joy!

It was tough, not seeing the in-laws, and, maybe more so, not being able to drive up to Brum to see my parents.

We were in our bubble of four.

It was strange, but still, we managed our festive time.

This year, there has been that constant worry that at the last minute, BoZo was going to announce that “No, sorry, we can’t do any mixing. That would be frivolous.|” (While raising a glass of good cheer at his own Parlimentary Christmas party, no doubt!)

But, no. Nothing like that has been said… yet.

Masks in public places, yes.

Take tests, yes.

Get boostered, yes.

But, so far, you can still mix with the family, and loved ones.

And that is what we will be doing in the next couple of days.

christmas fam jam

Christmas lunch with the in-laws, and I am praying (Please God, and BoZo!) that I will be able to drive up to my parents, even for one night next week, to see them, and know they are well, without any additional restrictions suddenly put in place.

And, somewhere within, I do appear to have a spark of… HOPE…!

I know I will be busy, but I’m never too busy to be here, to wish you all a Wonderful Christmas! May your festive period be full of joy and be it the presents under the Christmas tree, or the presence of those you have missed, I hope all your Christmas wishes come true!

Merry Christmas from me and mine, to you and yours!

68 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Human Being
    Dec 30, 2021 @ 17:21:45

    Merry Christmas

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  2. Landious Travel
    Dec 27, 2021 @ 13:45:37

    Merry Christmas!

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  3. Rae Longest
    Dec 27, 2021 @ 04:30:57

    What a lovely Christmas post, Ritu. Here’s hoping your New Year’s is equally as bright.

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  4. Kally
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 23:02:46

    May the melody and spirit of the holidays fill your home with love and peace.

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  5. OIKOSβ„’- Art, Books & more
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 16:55:20

    Awwwh, what a wonderful card. You are self-isolated again? I am feeling so sorry, and hope there will be a fast clearance, to visit your parents. All the best! xx Michael

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  6. mitchteemley
    Dec 26, 2021 @ 00:07:21

    Merry Christmas to you and your whole family, Ritu!

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  7. Jennie
    Dec 25, 2021 @ 17:28:40

    Fingers crossed you can see your parents. Merry Christmas, Ritu. I love your card!

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  8. thereluctantpoet
    Dec 25, 2021 @ 14:54:45

    Here’s to a Merry Christmas for you and yours and your Christmas Wishes coming true with no interference from “BoZo” (love that name and your spelling! Ha)!
    Hoping the joy, happiness and magic of Christmas fills your celebrations!
    Chuck πŸ˜ŠπŸ˜˜πŸ’•πŸŒΉ

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  9. Alethea Kehas
    Dec 25, 2021 @ 13:53:05

    Merry Christmas πŸŽ„βœ¨

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  10. daneelyunus
    Dec 25, 2021 @ 03:36:42

    Merry Christmas

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  11. pranabaxom
    Dec 25, 2021 @ 00:24:47

    Merry Christmas to you and the family Ritu. May the season bring joy to all of you.

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  12. YesterdayAfter
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 23:27:35

    Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones!

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  13. Dr. Andrea Dinardo
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 21:43:47

    Merry Christmas to you too! May your holiday weekend sparkle like you βœ¨πŸŽ„πŸ’›

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  14. Erika
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 20:56:06

    Merry Christmas, sis! May you and your family be blessed and enjoy a wonderful Christmas with everyone. Love to you πŸ’–

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  15. cindy knoke
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 20:55:29

    Merry Christmas!
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  16. CJ
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 19:57:00

    I hope you and yours have a lovely Christmas Ritu.

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  17. Steve Tanham
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 19:20:49

    Merry Christmas Ritu. Best wishes for you and your lovely family 🧑

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  18. John W. Howell
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 17:51:56

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Ritu. πŸŽ„

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  19. pensitivity101
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 15:29:49

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Ritu. I hope you can get to see your parents. Take care and keep safe. Lovely greeting card btw

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  20. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 15:22:30

    Here’s to your Christmas wishes coming true! ❀

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  21. William
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:57:11

    Merry Christmas. Merry Christmas.

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  22. syl65
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:50:44

    Happy Christmas Eve and enjoy a wonderful holiday weekend, Sister! Blessings to all! πŸ™πŸ½πŸŽ„πŸŒŸπŸ’œ

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  23. TanGental
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:25:07

    Yep, have a good one, Ritu… see you on the other side

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  24. Keith
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:16:27

    Ritu, best wishes over the holidays. Peace be with you. Keith

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  25. Chris The Story Reading Ape
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:08:25

    Wishing you and yours a great Christmas and a healthy and prosperous 2022, Ritu πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

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  26. Darlene
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 14:01:49

    Wishing you a magical Christmas filled with family, love and joy!!

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  27. Vanessa in France
    Dec 24, 2021 @ 13:56:20

    Merry Christmas to you and your family. Let’s hope next year might be more “normal”.

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