Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Nadelik Lowen








 We all have our own views on Xmas, our own ways of celebrating or not, our own beliefs and I respect that.   For me it is about family, I don't go in for all the rest of it, it's not about lots of expensive presents or huge Xmas meals, it is about my family getting together.  It is a time when I remember those who are no longer with us, and those who are far away.  To sit down and share a meal, exchange little gifts and to spend time together.   We go for a walk on the beach and are grateful for living in such a beautiful place.  We settle down in the evening, light the fire and are grateful we have a home.  We are making memories that our children will look back on with a smile. They won't remember the gifts, they will remember our time together.  

For many people, these simple things are not possible.  They may be alone, they may not have a home or food to put on the table.    There is so much pressure on people to have the 'perfect' xmas, but life isn't like that.   In my various jobs I have worked with homeless families,  with people in debt and also on a very busy domestic abuse helpline over xmas.  Life is far from perfect and xmas makes life even more difficult for many people.

So my wish for you all is that you have a peaceful and safe xmas, and if you are lucky enough a happy xmas.

Nadelik Lowen (Happy Xmas)

Chickpea xx












22 comments:

  1. I so agree with everything you said.
    Since the x is not around the Holidays have been so enjoyable and so much quieter.

    Have a lovely Holiday !
    cheers, parsnip

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  2. nadolig llawen to you and yours :-)

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  3. May your Christmas be all that you wish it to be xxx

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  4. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas with your family. X

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  5. Thank you parsnip, and you xx

    Thank you Dawn, Welsh and Cornish is so similar, nadolig llawen xx

    and your driftwood xx

    Thank you Sara, any to you xx

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  6. Cheers! Hope you have a lovely time tomorrow.

    Wishing you a Anneth Lowen. I think I spelt that right.

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  7. Best wishes to you, enjoy your family time.

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  8. wishing you a happy Christmas. xx

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  9. A Happy Christmas to you too Chickpea.
    Gillx

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  10. Your right Chickpea. We should count our blessings and be grateful for living in a nice place. Happy Christmas.

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  11. Merry Christmas, Chickpea. Hope you have a lovely day with everyone x

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  12. I hope you have a lovely time celebrating with your family. You are so right - it is the time we spend with those we love that matters. Merry Christmas!

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  13. Lovely words.

    Merry Christmas, have a lovely time with friends and family.

    Jean
    x

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  14. Thank you everyone for your kind words xxx

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  15. I hope you have a lovely family day :)

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  16. You put that perfectly. Have a fabulous day with your family xx

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  17. All the best to thee and thine for Christmas and the New Year.

    Thank you Dawn, Welsh and Cornish is so similar, nadolig llawen xx

    As is Breton... most of the famous French restaurants in New York City were founded by guys from Brittany. The first successful restauranteur helped set up people from his village, hiring them, training them, and lending them seed money.

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  18. Thank you Big Bad and to you and yours.

    As is Breton... most of the famous French restaurants in New York City were founded by guys from Brittany.

    Yes it is, they come over for the Celtic festivals with their wonderful Breton songs and dance

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  19. Happy, happy Christmas to you too! xxx

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