So … it’s nearly the end of 2016! Hurrah, say many of you! So, it’s time for my e-Christmas card! For the first time this year, alongside Advent material from Brian Draper and Embrace the Middle East, I’ve decided to do a ‘Reverse Advent Calendar‘, either to go to Trussell Trust, or a local charity I’ve become aware of – Re:dish, because one of the challenges of 2016 that there has been (aside from the Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2015

After so many dead robins appearing in my newsfeed, I thought I’d add a live one! My online Christmas card may be less effortful than last year – but here’s a few pics that I’ve enjoyed seeing appear in my newsfeed (with some random bits of news from me) to wish you a Happy Christmas and a wonderful 2016… I’m not into Star Wars (I know, shock horror!), but the jokes still make sense – Continue Reading →

HAPPY CHRISTMAS #ChristmasStarts

Happy Christmas to one and all, thought you’d enjoy this festive scene:  I thought this stable was a little bare, so I added a donkey to it, and ‘the means‘ to help make another cow (using ££ I might otherwise have spent on cards/stamps)! Resulting from a number of reasons (broke-ness, being abroad for several Christmas’, disliking the consumerist pressure), I limit physical Christmas cards to those I know would particularly appreciate it because not Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2013 from @drbexl

Wishing all and sundry, particularly those I know and care for, a wonderful, restful Christmas, and much to look forward to in 2014. As has become a bit of a tradition for me (and having spent 5 of the last 7 Christmas’ abroad, wanting to do something for Tearfund, and giving myself some time for #adventbookclub), here’s my Christmas e-card! I love the way the story of Christmas is told here through Instagram images:  And Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas 2012 & New Year 2013!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND GOD BLESS YOU, EVERY ONE, FOR 2013 Here’s a lovely version of the Nativity composed from Bricks, with an appropriate ‘northern’ accent in honour of my move to Durham: Loving my new home – first time have my own Christmas Tree… though missing my Winchester friends – but thank goodness for Facebook, etc. they don’t feel as far away! And there’s some helpful guidance from Durham Markets as to how to prepare/cook Continue Reading →