December- The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year Tag

How could I not join in with this tag? Of course, I normally only post awards and tags on Sunday but, if I put this one in the queue, it’ll be Easter before it’s published. So I’m going to break with custom and practice……….

I must firstly thank James A. Best, author over at myplace3187 for kindly tagging me and I’d like to wish him Merry Christmas and every happiness, health and much success in 2020.

The Meaning of this Tag

” Love the giver more than the gift.”

– Brigham Young

Those Pesky Rules

  1. Thank the person who tagged you and link their post to yours.
  2. Copy and paste the meaning of the tag into your post.
  3. Answer the questions.
  4. Tag at least two people.
  5. Have fun and enjoy the rest of the month.

I’ve Tagged YOU

I’m going to spread some of that much-needed Christmas cheer by tagging everyone who follows my blog. The clock’s ticking, so you’d better get cracking and answer the questions below. Happy Christmas and a very Merry New Year to you all!

James’ Questions

1. If you could be a character in a holiday movie. Who would you be?

I’d be Macauley Culkin in Home Alone because he had such fun in that film.

2. What kind of holiday shopper are you : Black Friday? Christmas Eve? Year long hoarder?

None of the above! I don’t give birthday or Christmas gifts to anyone. Instead I give people presents as and when I see something I know they’ll love.

3. What colours are your favorite holiday decorations?

The decorations on our tree are gold with the odd bit of pink.

4. Would you rather build a snowman, go sledding, snowball fight or stay inside drinking hot cocoa?

Go sledding! My beloved and I have a double sled which goes really fast with our combined weights. He steers, I cling on and act as brake man.

5. If you were Santa Claus, what type of cookie would you want to be left out for you on Christmas Eve?

A vegan one!

6. If someone offered you a Gift Card to any store. Which one would you choose?

Villeroy & Boch

7. Name three words that best describe Christmas to you?

Happy down time

3, 2, 1 Quote me – Love

Mega thanks to Pooja who blogs over at Lifesfinewhine for the tag. Born and raised in Kenya, an ethnic Indian, Pooja speaks both English and Gujarati and is currently trying to learn German – sehr gut. She’s studying history and sociology at University in Canada, loves writing and someday hopes to write a novel. Drop by her blog, check out her posts and give her a follow.

This tag is the work of Rory @ and I thank him too for his many efforts to engage all of us at WordPress.

Having thanked the blogger who tagged me, I then need to post two quotes on the dedicated Topic of the Day, LOVE ❤️ and next select three bloggers to take part in “3, 2,1 Quote Me!” on the same topic: LOVE ❤️

Before I turn my attention to the two quotes, let’s look at the definition of LOVE ❤️:

  • an intense feeling of deep affection
  • a strong feeling of affection and sexual attraction for someone
  • affectionate greetings conveyed to someone on one’s behalf
  • a formula for ending an affectionate letter
  • a personified figure of love, often represented as Cupid
  • a great interest and pleasure in something
  • a person or thing that one loves

There are many so quotes about love, nonetheless here’s my two choices:

This first one reminds me of my relationship with my husband and the second represents my philosophy on life.

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.
Lao Tzu, ancient Chinese philosopher

Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.
William Shakespeare, in his play “All’s Well That Ends Well”

My Nominees:

Anyone who wants to try out this tag, please go ahead and feel free to join in. The more the merrier!

3,2,1 Quote Me – Hope

A huge thanks to The Bag Lady blogger who writes @ for the tag. Her strapline is:

The Secret of Change Is to Focus All of Your Energy, Not on Fighting the Old, But on Building the New
– Socrates

I shall attempt to do this topic justice. If I’ve understood correctly, this tag is the work of Rory @ and I thank him too for his many efforts to engage all of us at WordPress.

Having thanked the blogger who tagged me, I can now turn my attention to my two quotes but firstly, let’s look at the definition of hope.

 A noun which expresses a feeling of expectation and a desire for particular things to happen.

So, here’s my two picks:-

One from Suzanne Collins an American television writer and best-selling author of The Hunger Games trilogy. I’ll be honest, I’ve never heard of Suzanne, read any of her books or seen the films of her books, but this kind of resonated with me.

Next, one from another writer, Samuel Johnson, often referred to as Dr. Johnson, a devout Anglican and committed Tory. I wonder what he’d have to say about the current state of the Tory party? Plenty, I warrant. Dr Johnson and I have something in common. Sadly, it’s not our use of the written word, we were both born in Lichfield, Staffordshire.

I now have to nominate three bloggers, which is trickier than it looks as many of you don’t like tags or awards, but here goes……………………




Hope (see what I did there) you have as much fun as I did with the tag.

(Header image: Beacon of Hope by Andy Scott, Belfast)

3,2,1 Tag – Let’s Celebrate Life

Full-time Mum and creative blogger HP Kahin tagged me for this interesting ‘3.2.1 Quote me’ tag! Thank you HP for thinking about me, and for the tag!

TOPIC FOR TODAY: Celebration of Life

HP’s favorite topic is ‘Celebration of Life’ so, let’s celebrate!

Come on now, celebration
Let’s all celebrate and have a good time
We gonna celebrate and have a good time

It’s time to come together
It’s up to you, what’s your pleasure?
Everyone around the world come on!

(Kool and the Gang)


The tag creator’s  A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip who says:

Everyone loves quotes right? So l figured to introduce a bit of light-hearted fun with this series. It’s simple. Every day l will pick a topic, post 2 quotes and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own and let’s see how far we can take that topic for the day.

So here’s two quotes I really like about CELEBRATION:-

  1. Until further notice, celebrate everything.  (Anonymous)

I like the idea of celebrating everything, don’t you?

2. It’s another day and I’m alive and so are you. Isn’t that wonderful? (Wayne Gerard Trotman)

Life is wonderful isn’t it?


1. Thank the selector and do not forget to tag/create a “ping-back!” DONE

2. Post 2 quotes for the dedicated ‘Topic of the Day.’ DONE

3. Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’ DONE

In turn I’m tagging DippyDottyGirl, Cheche Winnie and Rose Marie

Friends and fellow bloggers, let’s celebrate life and enjoy every single moment to the max. Life isn’t a dress rehearsal. Remember, we tend to regret what we haven’t done, not what we have done.