Memories are made up of times and places. People and faces. Gifts and giving.
I think back to a few of my Christmas’s and can recall where I spent them and with whom. Also marked by a few significant gifts received.
Here are a few that come to mind!
Aged 4 – Receiving my first-love doll (from my paternal grandparents)
Aged 5 – Old-fashioned radio from Santa
Aged 6- Red bicycle with a coin taped on it’s seat (it got stolen later on)
Aged 9 – Puzzle from my aunt in a triangle box
Aged 10 – Walkmans with boney m
Aged 13 – chocolate boxes from grandparents, and George Michael singing you’ve got to have Faith
Aged 20 – Receiving a necklace and mug from my polish boyfriend that now holds all our leftover coins (the year I was so in love, bless him) (also stolen)
Aged 22 – Gold cross from my father, the year my mother passed away (stolen)
Aged 36 – a silver necklace from my husband, the only piece of jewelry gifted to me from him (apart from my wedding rings)
Aged 37 – Pandora necklace from my sister, the year she spent Christmas in Sydney with us
Aged 41 – Book I’m still busy reading, All the light we cannot see