Ani’s Advent 2020! Homespun Magic with Anita Dawes

Dear Santa,

I heard her talking today about things she wants to do for Christmas. They aren’t big things, just little ones. And some of them, I can’t even eat…

She wants to make and bake all the things she used to when our boys were little. I think she would even make all the Christmas ‘trimmings’ herself if she could. She remembers one year when they did just that… and they still have most of them. Even some little ‘presents’ for the Christmas tree… just little empty boxes that she wrapped up before the boys were born.

She says it is good to remember other days… and remember that what made them special was the love and the thought that went into them, not the money that was spent on things.

As long as that doesn’t mean she economises on my turkey, that’s okay. I’d rather have her to snuggle up to, than the biggest turkey ever… (though both would be nice… just mentioning that…).

And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Merlin’s two-legses, Anita and Jaye, remember a Christmas that went all inside out..

Much love,

Ani xxx

P.S. If you would like to join the fun and be part of my Advent Calendar, just send me your Christmas stories, poems and memories… or even share your letters to Santa Paws.

I’d love to hear from anyone with fur or feathers, four-legs or even two!

(Email my two-legs at

I remember the time we were living in a small caravan, not much room for anything, let alone to swing a cat. Sorry about that, Ani, I forgot for a moment I am speaking to someone with four legs.

For the first time in my granddaughter’s lives, we had no room for a Christmas tree, and this did not feel right at all. We desperately needed a little magic.

On Christmas Day, we left the curtains closed until they arrived and managed to squeeze everyone around the table for dinner.

To a drum roll, Jaye opened the curtains. Right outside the window, by the field, stood our old Christmas tree, fully decorated. My granddaughters rushed outside to make sure it was real. We always like to surprise them, and let me tell you, they were surprised.

Happy Christmas to you and your two legs, Ani…


Anita DawesAbout Anita

Anita Dawes loves all things esoteric, magical and other worldly and would prefer to live in a fairy tale. In between these moments, she likes to visit old churches and ancient buildings.
She has written six fiction novels in various genres, Bad Moon, Simple, Secrets, The Scarlet Ribbon; Let it Go and Not My Life. Presently working on a sequel to her popular supernatural romance, The Scarlet Ribbon.
Anita has recently rediscovered her childhood love of poetry and often writes and posts them online.
Owned by an egocentric black and white cat called Merlin, named after her favourite hero, Anita dislikes computers and prefers to writes longhand, sharing a website with Jaye Marie, who transcribes and edits her work.

Find and Follow Anita

website    Twitter   Facebook      Goodreads    Amazon Author  Page

Pinterest    Instagram  Medium

Find all Anita’s books on her Amazon Author Page 

Published by Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:

20 thoughts on “Ani’s Advent 2020! Homespun Magic with Anita Dawes

Let's talk!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: