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Friday, 10 December 2010

PPPs Advent Calendar : day 10

Ten shortbread fingers (not all for me)
and a mug of tea

Taken using my iPhone and CameraBag/Magazine

A cup of tea, a biscuit and a sit down
– comfort on difficult days.

PPPs doesn't usually dwell on the difficult stuff of life
but you've probably detected the theme isn't very festive.
The reason is that my mum-in-law has died after a long illness
and we are now arranging her funeral.

I hope that I can continue to count the days through Advent
but I think you'll understand that there may be some gaps.

C x

You can visit more Advent Calendar blogs at:

Fan My Flame

Jamjar Art


Happiness is a bottomless button box

77 Belle

Oodles, noodles, poodles and doodles


The patchwork dress




Art of Textiles

Quad Royal

If you're joining in with the Advent Calendar blog posts please let me know and I'll add your link.

Celia x


  1. Celia I'm so sorry to hear your sad news and offer my condolences to all the family. I've loved your advent photos, but clearly they are not your main priority at the moment.

  2. Celia, I'm very sorry to hear that, and I wish you all the best at this difficult time.
    I love your photos, but if you need to take a few days off I'm sure your loyal blog-followers will wait!

  3. So sorry to hear about your loss and send you love and best wishes at this difficult time. Just take your time to be with the ones you love and take strength from each other.

  4. Such sad news Celia, wishing you the strength to carry on.

  5. So sorry to hear of you loss. I fully understand as my dear Mum passed away at the end of October. All I see is everyone getting ready for christmas when all I feel like doing is hibernating until spring.

  6. my sympathies with you, your husaband, & your families. i hope her journey was true.

  7. so sorry for your loss... I enjoyed your post.

  8. Thinking of you both Celia.

  9. Just a thimbleful...

    I am so sorry, Celia, it always seems more sad when someone goes just before Christmas, when we are all supposed to be jolly. I hope you have happy memories to cherish.

  10. Celia
    my thoughts are with you, not feeling too festive myself as this is the first Christmas without my Dad - he died in January this year - and it will not be the same without him at the Christmas dinner table ............

    be strong & take care
    Jane x

  11. Dear Celia, I haven't read your blog before, having come to it via Miranda of Jardinmiranda just now. Not a good time to comment on your artwork, but will return at a more suitable time. I dithered whether to leave a comment, but felt right to offer my condolences for your loss after reading your posting. Take care. Andrew (Wessex Reiver)

  12. oh Celia... this is sad news... but I always think it's important to have something else to focus on during sad times that can be your special thing... so do try and find strength in your blog and your advent photo's... Christmas is a time for happy memories and you must have many good ones of your mum-in-law and should also create new ones over the next few weeks and months... much love, Dom x

  13. Sorry for you and your family at this time.

  14. Dear Celia, I'm very sorry for you loss. I hope you are able to surround yourself with your loved ones to remember and celebrate your mum-in-law's life and the happy times you shared with her.


  15. So sorry about your difficult days. These are times when just a few minutes out in the garden or going back to nature is so calming and refreshing.

  16. Such sad news Celia. My heart goes out to you.

    Take as much time as you need ... although sometimes it helps to have something to focus on. I've been enjoying your Advent posts very much.

    Take care,

  17. So sorry, Celia ... and you are quite right about the cup of tea and a sit down


  18. Oh Celia, I don't know how I missed this post - wretched Google reader.

    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will be thinking of you both.

  19. Sorry to hear your news Celia. We are struggling a bit at the moment with 3 elderly parents not in good health. Looks like being the quietest Christmas ever. I've been enjoying the Advent Calendar though.


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