Ani’s Advent 2020! When Magic Happens…

Dear Santa, remember that ball that I’ve had? For several years now…it was getting quite bad… And all that was left was some chewed rubber stuff, A vague hint of curve and some once-yellow fluff… * I’ve taken good care to be so gentle with it Not tugged it or torn, so the ball wouldContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! When Magic Happens…”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Gifted authors…? Mylo and Geoff Le Pard…

There is always that one awkward person, You just cannot decide what to proffer When Christmas comes round Gifts seem thin on the ground But a book is a good thing to offer. You can go for adventure or romance Or a story of brimstone and gore, There’s horror or mystery Chick-lit and history Fantasy,Continue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Gifted authors…? Mylo and Geoff Le Pard…”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Victoria Zigler with Lilie and Logan

Dear Santa, we’ve a problem here (Another one, it’s true) If she’s in bed and locks the doors Then how will you get through? The old house had a fireplace Complete with chimneypot, But when she said we’d move in here That’s something she forgot. I know that’s how you get inside… It must takeContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Victoria Zigler with Lilie and Logan”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Fiyero, Idina and Trent P. McDonald

Dear Santa, she is way behind! I’ve seen no Christmas shopping, but I think she’s gearing up for Christmas… getting in the festive spirit or something. The bags under her eyes would do as overflow sacks for Santa and Rudolph will be out of a job if her face gets any redder. She’s quiet atContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Fiyero, Idina and Trent P. McDonald”

Ani’s Advent 2020! “A Squirrel of my Very Own…” El Duque and Marilyn Armstrong

Dear Santa, I think she is trying to pull a fast one. I know my ball is getting a bit past it… but, as she ought to realise all too well herself, being old and tatty doesn’t stop you being loved. So she has no need to try replacing my ball with a new toy…Continue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! “A Squirrel of my Very Own…” El Duque and Marilyn Armstrong”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Ruby’s Christmas Adventure…

Dear Santa, She’s been getting all nostalgic lately, remembering lots of things from a long, long time ago. Like the big snowfall when she was little and had to be carried to school because it was so deep… Or playing with all the toys in the storeroom of the place where her mother worked… ThenContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Ruby’s Christmas Adventure…”

Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! A poem from Maggie

Dear Santa, There are some of my friends missing from this year’s Advent Calendar. One of them is Maggie, who lived, held in love, from puppyhood to a wonderful old age. Two years ago, she sent me a poem. It is a reminder that not all homes will celebrate this time of year as aContinue reading “Ani’s Advent Calendar 2020! A poem from Maggie”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Rex the Hero and Jennie Fitzkee.

Dear Santa, Sometimes, you have to wonder at people… I mean, last time Rex told us one of his stories, he just told us about the things he sort of got in trouble for. It turns out, though, that he’s pretty much a hero and never mentioned it… Mind you, there are lots of peopleContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Rex the Hero and Jennie Fitzkee.”

Ani’s Advent 2020! Dot (and Darlene Foster) on The Year of the Pandemic

Dear Santa, I have my friend from Spain over today. We haven’t actually met, but then, she lives a long way away and although the two-legses usually get to gallivant all over the place, they don’t seem to like it if we wander off on our own… But, this year, even the two-legses have beenContinue reading “Ani’s Advent 2020! Dot (and Darlene Foster) on The Year of the Pandemic”