Journaling Listening To Music

fire log

A Perfect Night In – big log fire on, chilling to music while writing my journal…bliss!

Thanks For The Music To Man Of The Moment In The Music World Ed Sheeran

Perfect — Cheers Ed

Galway Girl


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Love This Song Fairytale Of New York

Ed’s version – wow

Ed Sheeran & Anne-Marie – Fairytale Of New York in the Live Lounge

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath – Shared From Blogmas Day 9

Nothing signals the start of Christmas like decorations, and in my opinion, one of the easiest things to make is a wreath for the front door. The amount of effort that goes into making one of these, once you’ve gathered the foliage of course, is minimal, whilst the reward is a pretty impressive festive statement […]

Reblogged From  How to Make a Christmas Wreath – Blogmas Day 9 — Alys Journals

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Christmas Decorations Are Up

berrries and candles

I love Christmas and I have taken over mum’s role as decorator on a major scale. It is for the kids, I say,  for my nieces and nephews!!! I got a little carried away. My house is like Santa’s North Pole home.




Home baking:

christmas cakecookies

Iced Christmas Cake                       Cookies

fruit cakemadeira cake

Fruit Cake                                                       Madeira Cake

Fresh Fruit Always


For me there are some essentials: Poinsettia Plants, Christmas Trees, Holly, Cribs, Homemade Wreaths and decorations, outdoor lights, mistletoe, homemade mulled wine and baked fresh cakes, homemade cookies and family gatherings for the big meal on Christmas Day.



This Year I Bought A New White tree. I wanted to try something different from the traditional red and gold on the green tree.

I decorated it with gold, bronze, white and silver decorations.


I have dad’s crib he made for mum in their first house but I also bought a few years ago a gold bible with a musical moving crib with flashing stars.


It is not Christmas without the  red poinsettia plants. these are on sale in Supervalu for €3. I have the porch filled with these.





Christmas Wreath


Christmas Centerpiece


Old Family Decorations Added Around The House




All my crafting, decorating and baking is done. Now, I can relax and enjoy the holiday. A very Merry Christmas to all my readers.


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How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Title: How to Decorate a Christmas Tree

Author& Publisher: Better Homes And Garden

Full Text & Source:

The Internet, Online, 28/11/2017

Sample Text:

The secret to decorating a pretty Christmas tree is simple: Style in layers! Get more tips for Christmas tree decorating with these easy instructions.

The first step in how to decorate a Christmas tree is adding the lights. Tree Lights  typically come on green or white wire strands; choose the strand color that matches your tree so the wire will be hidden. Illuminating your Christmas tree from the inside out will give it the most dynamic look. Start at the base of the trunk and work your way up, wrapping lights around every major branch, moving from the trunk to the tip and back.

Here are four popular types of lights to choose from when decorating a Christmas tree.

Traditional incandescent lights: These Christmas tree lights, which come in a variety of sizes and colors, are the most popular type of tree lights. They warm up the branches of a real tree, which will release the scent of pine into the room.

LED lights: These Christmas tree lights are newer than the traditional incandescent lights and don’t produce heat. They’re typically more expensive, but they are flameproof, fireproof, and completely safe to decorate a Christmas tree with.

Globe lights: These Christmas tree lights are round and come in many sizes. They look like balls of color on the tree, and while they have a softer glow than mini lights, the light they produce covers a larger area on the tree.

Bubble lights: These retro lights stand straight up on the limbs of your Christmas tree. When the liquid tube on top of the light warms up, bubbles float up and down inside the tube, resembling lava lamps.

Experiment with different lighting schemes until you find one you like — it’s OK to mix and match lights. For example, a background of white or clear lights can be highlighted with strands of colored lights that wrap the outer areas of the tree.

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Happy Thanksgiving All

happy thanksgiving

“I awoke this morning with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“No duty is more urgent than that of returning thanks.” James Allen
“You have no cause for anything but gratitude and joy.” Buddha
“Appreciation is a wonderful thing. It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.” Voltaire
“In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a weary world.”
William Shakespeare
“Give thanks for a little and you will find a lot.” Hansa Proverb
“The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention.” Oscar Wilde
‘Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality’. Alfred Painter
“I can no other answer make, but, thanks, and thanks.” William Shakespeare
“Hem your blessings with thankfulness so they don’t unravel.” Author Unknown
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” Thornton Wilder
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DigiLibraries – free eBooks

Free eBooks (Academic Titles Too)

Title: DigiLibraries : The Best eBooks Library



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