Today is the First Sunday in Advent. It’s exciting that it begins before December, don’t you think? We get to start before the children get to open their Advent Calendars! There are so many wonderful people joining in with this blogging Pause in Advent, and I am going to list them here for you so that you can have a good visit before (or after) you read my contribution in the post below. The bloggers represent all sorts of countries (and now four continents, too, which pleases me for some reason). We are getting together to share thoughts, traditions, ideas, crafts and experiences relating to Advent and the preparation for Christmas. Some of us follow very old traditions or have very established beliefs, whilst many of us are combining the old with the new, learning and growing as we go along…
If you would like to join us, please leave a comment at the bottom of this post and some of us will come and visit your Advent post! The only rule is to post once a week between now and Christmas, on either a Sunday or a Monday, and (we hope) to pop round and say ‘hi’ to some of the other participants.
So, let’s get visiting:
Jane at Marigold Jam
Yoli, the Apron Senorita
Jus in her New Zealand Beach Hut
Michela, with the Little Secrets from her Garden
and her special Christmas in Italy blog
Kaye, who runs a really helpful site for Sandwich Generation carers
Angela over at Tracing Rainbows
Claire at Dolly Dollop
Jen, the Madmum at the Madhouse
Elizabethd at French Village Life
Mrs Cozy Home of The Cozy Home Chronicles
Vicki at Vintage Vicki
Sarah at Red Gingham
Serenata, the Balancing Kiwi
Lyn of Everyday Life
Maria of Me and Ma
Lorrie at Fabric, Paper, Thread
Mami, whose Photo Diary comes direct from Japan (a fourth continent, hurray!)
and also has a special Christmas in Japan blog
Felicity at Joshy and Belle
Yvonne at Country Bliss
Manka at Little Rose Cottage, in Hungary
I am really looking forward to reading all your posts today and tomorrow (and maybe later in the week too, if it takes me a while!). I would love to do a little 'round up' post of ideas from your blogs, but for that I will need permission to quote you and/or borrow your photos. If that's OK with you, perhaps you could just leave me a comment here, and of course I will link back to you - that's the point!
Now, don't forget my own Pause for Advent, below, in all the excitement, will you?
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