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Solveig Werner is appealing for help with the Advent calendar. Please help .
SHE WROTE THIS TODAY.
I am so happy that many brilliant bloggers are contributing to the advent calendar! I find myself in a compromising situation, not enough people have overcome their shyness and want to contribute. The calendar still needs about 10 contributors and many next week!
So if you want to join the fun, or know someone who should, then please come forward! Thank you !

Solveig Werner

It’s almost time for the annual Advent Calendar

All I need is your contribution and for time to pass a little slower so that everyone can be creative and I can review and set up the posts.

the world of orchidsLast year I had the crazy idea to host a multi-contributor advent calendar. It worked great and many contributors found new readers and friends and many of loyal readers found blogs they enjoy reading. Memories, stories and traditions were shared. If you want an idea, then see here.

This year, I am looking for 24 contributions let’s make that 25 to start in style on the first advent Sunday with a pre-calendar post (I might accept more to do super Advent Sundays).

So what am I looking for?

For this year I thought that stories should take the centre stage. Flash and micro fiction, longer short stories, stories told through poems…

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Why He Came by Rachel Rawls | Day 9 | Advent Calendar 2016

Hi this is part of Solveig Werner’s at https://solveigwerner.com Advent Calendar. Day 9 | Advent Calendar, Why He Came, by Rachel Rawls. A beautiful poem to remind us of the true story of Christmas . I shall be trying to reblog the entries daily! By the way my entry is December 22nd. Happy Advent . Enjoy. xxx

Solveig Werner

Advent Calendar 2016

Day 9 | Advent Calendar

Why He Came by Rachel Rawls

This Christmas poem was written by my mother. I would like to share it with you, with her permission, to get into the spirit of the holidays. It’s a poem about the Christian holiday and the meaning behind it.

“Why He Came”

The Christmas tree

Shines full of light

Presents below

Stockings hung tight

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Thursday Doors: Half English Half Irish.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North Americaneastern time), by using the blue link-up button on the bottom of Norm2.0 post which is here.

This is my contribution this week which like me half English and half Irish.

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Yes I am not kidding I am English  born and bred but my Father being Irish has instilled a great deal of the Celt in me.

For this week’s offering I have two Doors from local to where I live and two doors from Dublin.

The top photo is part of long row of terraced cottages situated at a place called Holyport.They are grade two listed buildings. They all have beautiful gardens and green front doors. The photo was taken in the summer.

The second photo of is an old style English pub the type you can still find all over the place. Luckily not taken over by a large chain who want all their pubs to be clones of each other!

In 2008 my husband took me to Dublin to to visit my Dad’s birthplace. We had had looked out my Dad’s birth certificate and so knew the address. We went to find it on the second day of our visit, we found the road. Gloucester Street South. Sadly the house had been knocked down, even more sadly very recently. There was a fireplace in the wall… I wandered was it the fireplace  that had been in my grandparent’s room.

Yes I did say room in those days, around  1905, there were about 10 rooms let in a house this size, at least 10 people to each family so at least 100 people per house. Imagine that! These are my photos but I did look on Google earth today and the area around has been developed but not that particular site. The only difference today is the fire place is gone!

The brightly coloured building in the  second  photo  is the Pub  The  Oliver St John Gogarty, named after  the author, poet,surgeon,politician and athlete who also inspired the  James Joyce character Buck Mulligan in his book Ulysses. The pub is situated in the cultural Temple Bar area.Great Music!

That is  my  post  for  this  week!

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