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First Sunday of Advent

A candle is burning, a flame warm and bright; A candle of Hope in December’s dark night. While angels sing blessings from heav’n’s starry sky Our hearts we prepare now, for Jesus is nigh.

My advent calendar

In November, I got the bright idea that I would make my own advent calendar this year. Instead of being sensible about it, and looking for 24 useful things, as some would, I bought 24 different candies that I either remembered from my childhood or that I never had tried …

First Sunday of Advent

It is the first Sunday of Advent, and therefore the start of the Christmas period. I’ve lit the first candle on my advent wreath, and have a Christmas light star in the window.