Happy Christmas, Feliz Navidad, Joyeux Noel, Nollaig Shona, Buon Natale, Eid Mubarak…

You may (or may not) have noticed me missing in action this month. This was not something I’d planned, but, an unexpected visit from the Covid fairy struck us both down this month. Thankfully, neither of us suffered too badly, but my OH is still testing positive (though the line is finally getting fainter). For my part however, it did throw my blogging plans off course when I was in the initial stages of swallowing what felt like glass and feeling like I’d been banging my head against a brick wall. Once that had passed, my priority was catching up with the (paid) work that I’d missed by also having taken a pre-Christmas visit to my mum. Consequently, it seemed easier to go with the flow and not worry too much about about trying to maintain blogging features, other than those I’d already pre-scheduled. As always, I was very appreciative of all those of you who continued to support and share when I was not reciprocating.

So, having unofficially disappeared for a large part of December, this is me now signing off ‘officially’ for the rest of it. I still have my pre-prepared Kindle Daily posts scheduled (though not for Christmas & Boxing Day) but I’m planning on a complete break from social media and blogging. I’ve got to find time to make a dent in those 4500+ books somehow. Plus, I’m still in Christmas reading mode, so I’ve got a long festive themed list to try and finish before we hit January (spoiler alert, I won’t get through them all!). Having seen the TV schedules, I’m not expecting any stiff competition, though at some stage I’ve definitely got a rental date with Elvis as I missed it when it came to the cinema this year.

So, whatever you’ve got planned, I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Christmas, with all best wishes for a happy, healthy and peaceful 2023. If only the rest of the world could get on board with that message too!


  1. Sorry you’ve not been well Jill. Hope you and your husband have a wonderful Christmas. Enjoy your books and enjoy a rest. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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  2. oh humbug! sorry about the Covid. That will definitely put a crimp in plans but as I mentioned before, I’m amazed at how your blog continues with your pre-schedules with hardly a ripple in your normal timing. Good job! Hope this finds you feeling much better and all my best wishes for your safe and merry Christmas as well.

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