Day 15: Festive Guest Post: My Family’s Christmas Tradition by Sarah Bennett
by Sarah Bennett
Though I love the sparkle and joy of Christmas lights and can’t wait to put up the tree, Christmas truly starts for me when we sit down on Christmas Eve to watch and listen to Carols from King’s. The haunting opening strains of ‘Once in Royal David’s City’ echoing around the vaulted roof of King’s College Chapel bring forth so many memories of times shared with family and friends.
In the darkest part of the year it is a glorious celebration, and, regardless of religious beliefs, there is a comforting sense of community and hope in the songs and words I’ve known since early childhood. With a glass of fizz, a plate of tasty nibbles to share, the reflection of the tree lights against the opaque blackness of the lounge windows and those I love close at hand as the voices of the choir soar, I can’t think of a better way to start the festivities.
I wonder if any of you do something similar? Whatever you do, I hope you had a lovely Christmas and 2020 is a fantastic start to the new decade for you all.
Thank you so much for your guest post, Sarah! I hope your celebrations went well for you and your family and that 2020 proves to be a fabulous start to the new decade for you all.
I’ve enjoyed reading books by Sarah over the last year, they’re fun, light hearted and thoroughly enjoyable reads. The first one, Snowflakes at Lavender Bay,
is a lovely festive romance which I posted a review for exactly a year ago today.
Libby Stone has lived in Lavender Bay all her life. She loves the little seaside town and has big dreams to turn her father’s greasy old chippy into a dainty teashop – not that she’s told him yet!
Finding love isn’t easy amongst the cluster of coastal houses, but it’s not every day that someone quite as handsome and mysterious as Owen Coburn walks into the local pub.
And as the snowflakes begin to swirl on the promenade, Libby realises she’s falling for him. But Owen has been keeping a secret that could destroy everything…
Here are two of her other books you might also like to check out –
their titles are links to my reviews of them:
and Sunshine over Bluebell Castle
I hope you’ve all had a lovely Christmas time and are looking forward to the New Year!