Julia Hughes - writing thrilling adventures - time after time after time.
Once you hit your forties, you look around and hopefully you’ve already got all the stuff you need, either that, or you’ve learned to make do without the private light aircraft or indoor heated swimming pool.
So the Christmas wish list is pretty short, almost non-existent. Instead what I want for Christmas tends to be the intangible. World peace and an end to hunger notwithstanding, I can safely say all my wishes and hopes are fulfilled this year, bar one.
So in no particular order, thank you if you’ve taken the time to get in touch and share your views, thanks to the guys and girls at Weebly, who give me a free platform to blog on, thanks to the amazing Amazon, I think we all know what they do! Deepest thanks given heart and soul to Mary Mother of God for answering my daily prayer and keeping my sons safe and healthy. Thanks to Rafael Nadal’s team for posting so many photos and sharing so generously. Rafa is a true role model and the perfect sportsman, not to mention that accent is adorable. Thank you everyone in the public sector for working so hard to provide services we take for granted. Though I could do without the traffic wardens (why do they never go out on strike)? Finally, and there are too many to mention for this last gift, but I suspect it’s down to German engineering, thanks to my lucky stars that the Passet passed her annual check up and lives to terrorise the M25 for another year.
The only wish remaining is this one: I wish I could invite all you guys round for dinner, to pull crackers, swap cheesy jokes and raise a glass or two to your health. That’s not possible, so I’ll just hope that the festive meal you sit down to on Christmas day is half as delicious as the one my family is looking forward to, cooked to perfection by my old dears, and my greatest hope is that we all enjoy Christmas in good health surrounded by our loved ones.
That isn’t to say that if you’ve got a spare Cessna or swimming pool you’re not using, it isn’t too late and there’s still room under the tree.
Wren Prenderson; "A Ripple in Time" best hero.
"The Griffin Cryer" best Urban Fantasy. Thank you to the hard working judges and everyone who voted at the eFestival of Words, organised by Julie Dawson, of Bards & Sages.
A Raucous Time, A Ripple in Time, and The Griffin Cryer. Thank you to Julie and her hard working panel of judges and reviewers.
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