Welcome to you. The idea of this month long blog is to have a little pre-Christmas and post-Christmas fun. A generous group of authors have volunteered to post here to entertain you, and in the true sense of the chocolate loaded December Calendars my children always enjoyed, there will be goodies every day.
This day I am offering one free copy of A Gentleman’s Folly in return for a comment about a Christmas gift shopping experience you have had.
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My Christmas gift shopping experience is one that dates back to when I had a holiday job in my last year at school. This was the first year I had the chance to buy more than token Christmas gifts for my family with my own money. I’d left my shopping late because I needed to wait for my wages.
Payday was the day before Christmas Eve. I finished work at one o’clock, and as I opened the door to the street, snow started to fall from a very dark sky. The thick, feathery flakes continued to fall through pools of golden light from the shop fronts. The snow settled quickly, and I trudged through a winter world blanketing the High Street, shopping for gifts for my family. My hometown is quite small, but in this era, there were still enough shops to have a reasonable choice of gifts for everyone.
I do find it odd that whenever I think about Christmas shopping, this is the memory to come to me before any others. Perhaps it’s because the snow falling added something magical to my experience, maybe it’s because having enough money to buy gifts felt special too. None of the things I purchased that year cost a great deal; most were items I knew people needed or wanted, and yet I recall arriving home with the deepest sense of satisfaction, along with very snowy boots. I have almost all of my Christmas shopping complete this year but not wrapped. I’ll be doing battle with the tape and Christmas paper later this week.
Tomorrow’s blog guest is the fabulous Sofia Grey. Do drop by. Today’s prize is one copy of A Gentleman’s Folly
Today’s prize is one copy of A Gentleman’s Folly