Christmas Eve and I’m not ready. There are still presents to be wrapped and decorating to be done. I collect greenery from the garden to decorate the dining room, so that must be done at the last moment, otherwise it will not last until Twelfth Night.
I haven’t made the mince pies yet – I have no lard to make pastry – I must go shopping for those last-minute ingredients.
Before all that I just wanted to wish all my readers a Happy Christmas. I will try to blog a bit more regularly – I have several book reviews up my sleeve – perhaps next week!
And I have a present for you, two in fact. Like the best (or worse) Christmas Presents they are “re-gifted” from previous Christmases.
One is the piece of writing that started all this off. I used to be a genealogist – still am when I get the time. I thought it would be a good idea to write a genealogy story for Christmas. I tried and failed. What was different from all that factual writing I had done? A few weeks later, in January 2013, I joined a writing class. The rest is history, or rather Historical Fiction. Six months later, I wrote my Christmas story. You can read it here.
The second is the story I posted last Christmas. Well, I hope I have acquired a few more readers in the last year!
It is a story about Byrhtnoth and his meeting in the snow with – Who? Read it and find out.
I will be back soon with a review of the past year and looking forward to what I hope will be an interesting new year.
A very happy Christmas to you and yours.
From Byrhtnoth (and The Writer)