Happy Christmas to Everyone. 2020

It is Christmas day and I want to say to all those lovely bloggers out there all over the world who read my posts A Very Happy Christmas. Whether or not you celebrate Christmas I want to wish you be blessed, safe and healthy.

© willowdot21

Well it’s been a strange year hasn’t it. Full of hardship and problems for all. I imagine you could stop anyone on the street, in any town, city or village in any country or continent and they would have a tale of woe to share with you. So many people have died from the carrona virus. So many people still don’t know how they will be affected by long covid. We lost my mother in law to covid in early June, not long after her 100th birthday.

Then I fell ill, and was in and out of hospital until 27th November when I had an operation. During that time I had a cholosectomy drain and bag for four months. Recently our middle son has contracted covid. He is hopefully on the mend. We have had many other problems this year but that’s just the way it is.

We have had two lockdowns, a first and second wave of covid. We are now in a worse position than ever with two new variants rampaging around and cases and deaths going through the roof . Businesses have crashed, people have lost their jobs, their homes, loved ones…it’s a nightmare. It’s taking much longer than anyone thought. I will not mention governments or leaders who could of done better, by name, they know who they are.

Now Christmas has been curtailed. Where I live we are in tier four which is the highest tier. We personally can not see our children or grandchildren this year and that’s the same for most of us…the sensible ones, the ones who care about others and the rest of the world. Some will ignore the rules and be selfish. Aprantly after Christmas a lot more areas will be going into tier four. It’s not easy and there will be more hardship for all.

Throughout this year front line workers have done a sterling job of being there for us all, over the world. To all of them I say THANK YOU.

We will be cooking an extra meal for our son who has covid and drive it over to his home. We will leave it outside his front door and wave to him through his window. We will also video call him and our other two sons, daughter in law and grandchildren..a little together time, apart.

Well now I hope you all have the best Christmas you can , let’s count our blessings. Maybe this pandemic can teach us that love, kindness and compassion are not just for Christmas or any festival , no those things are for every day. I am looking forward to a hug, a touch and being able to be with family and friends so here’s to the vaccine and better times. Love you all.

71 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. màñjí líkér tz
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 06:04:02

    thank you

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  2. Chel Owens
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 06:09:51

    I’m sorry for your hardships, especially the health ones. I’m also happy you’ll get to see your family in what ways you can. Thank you for the Christmas wishes! 🎄

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 06:29:43

      Thank you Chel, everyone has had hardships and worries this year it’s made everyone stop and evaluate life. I hope you have a lovely Christmas day and a better New Year..💜💜

      Reply

  3. Sadje
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 06:15:52

    Merry Christmas Willow.

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  4. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 06:21:48

    Merry Christmas

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  5. jwebster2
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 06:25:36

    All the best 🙂

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  6. Ritu
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 07:32:54

    Merry Christmas Sis. You know what they say, things can only get better 💜💜💜

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  7. Jane Dougherty
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 08:30:00

    Have a lovely day, Willow. Not too much work, please!

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 14:46:52

      Lol doing my best and you how is it going 🙂💜

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      • Jane Dougherty
        Dec 25, 2020 @ 14:54:20

        It’s going fine, thanks 🙂 Utterly quiet outside and a din in the kitchen. Husband’s put his music on…

      • willowdot21
        Dec 25, 2020 @ 15:04:33

        Lol it very quiet here too. Had a lovely video call with two of the sons and grandchildren.did I tell you middle son now has covid, we cooked a dinner to drop over to his place.
        Well our first foray into meals on wheels was interesting!
        just as we were leaving the pots for the gravy melted gravy everywhere my fault I did not let it cool! Then the neighbours wanted a socially distanced buxfizz on the front lawn. Lovely but just as we were leaving and the gravy was spreading. Of course we had a quick drinkand chat. Then Ruby didn’t want to get in my car. Had to change my to hubby’s. Simple job not so simple. All good fun and done 😊 gone going to cook our dinner until 5pm ..
        Enjoy the peace

      • Jane Dougherty
        Dec 25, 2020 @ 16:00:33

        No, I didn’t know you had a case in your family. Sounds…difficult! Glad it’s over and you’re safe home!

      • willowdot21
        Dec 25, 2020 @ 16:43:24

        It was a tad stressful but now all is good. We are going to eat in about 30mins and we had a video chat with the grandchildren. 💜💜

  8. socialbridge
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 09:13:28

    Willow, I wish you and your family the very, very best for today. You are a shining star. jx

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  9. TheHiddenEdge
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 09:26:02

    Dear me Willow … What a year and you’ve typed all the way through it – keeping us company with your cheery comments. Thank you, enjoy your quiet Christmas and thumbs up for a happier 2021. 🤗

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  10. Goff James
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 11:20:59

    Nadolig Llawen (Merry Christmas)

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  11. marina kanavaki
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 11:32:00

    Merry Christmas, my dear Willow!!!!
    🎄🙏❤️🙏🎄

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  12. CARAMEL
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 12:16:40

    It has been a very different year!
    I am so sorry for your losses Willow and your own health trials.
    I am in Tier 4 too. I will admit I shed tears last Saturday when I realized I would not see family. I was feeling strong about it. knowing it was the right thing to obey, but as I have heard of friends and neighbours and colleagues ignoring the rules and travelling outside of Tier 4 or merging with other London family it has been hard. Even today, I am here on my own (in flesh not in spirit) while there are four households meeting above me. I am amazed so many are ignoring the serious warning we have had. I just truly pray there is not a serious price to pay for that.

    Hope you are able to enjoy the weekend – I am watching Singing In The Rain and waiting for the promised phone-calls from family in the North and in Wales who will be able to see each other within the restrictions.

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 12:51:56

      I am so sorry you are on your own surrounded by idiots breaking the rules. it’s been a rotten year and I am afraid it may get worse. But we must all do our part. It’s just me and hubby but we will be having a video call at 2pm with the boys and grandchildren. Did I mention one our son has covid..this next paragraph might give you a smile.
      Well our first foray into meals on wheels was interesting! We took number to son CHRISTMAS Dinner.
      Well just as we were leaving the pots for the gravy melted gravy everywhere my fault I did not let it cool! Then the neighbours wanted a socially distanced buxfizz on the front lawn. Lovely, but just as we were leaving and the gravy was spreading. Of course we had a quick sip and chat. Then Ruby, Labrador didn’t want to get in my car. Had to change my to hubby’s. Simple job not so simple. All good fun and done 😊 please take heart be safe and happy 💜💜☺️

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    • colinandray
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 16:00:25

      Just read your Comments Caramel, so please allow me to wish you a safe and happy Christmas from Canada. We can all look forward to a New Year which will presumably resolve the COVID issues, and we can celebrate next Christmas in such a way that we have never celebrated Christmas before!!! Stay safe. Take care of yourself. Smile! 🙂

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  13. colinandray
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 12:18:36

    Have as good a time as you can Willow, and sometimes (just sometimes) technology really does become a positive bonus to have around doesn’t it. My extended family now includes a COVID death and a suicide. None of us are immune to the effects of this virus, and the sooner certain delinquents grasp that concept and limit their social lives accordingly .. the better for all of us. Have a lovely time over Christmas and all the best for you (and everybody) in the new year. Stay safe. Take care. 🙂

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  14. Frank Hubeny
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 12:52:19

    Merry Christmas! Enya’s voice is beautiful singing Silent Night.

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  15. newepicauthor
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 12:57:11

    Enya Silent Night was heavenly. Merry Christmas Willow.

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  16. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 13:40:19

    Merry Christmas

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  17. pensitivity101
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 15:50:10

    A heartfelt post Willow. This year has indeed been the pitz for many. A lot of people around us have lost loved ones and will not be seeing family over the festive holidays. Technology comes into its own, and I was able to see and speak t my brother in NZ using Skype. It raised my spirits no end.

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  18. Maggie
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 17:43:44

    Willow, you have a had a most difficult year yet you show up here and share blessings with all of us. It has been a quiet Christmas here, and while sad, we are doing our part to help the world heal from these tragic events. I continue to carry you and your family in my prayers and wish you all a blessed Christmas. I am so thankful to have met you here. Thank you for the light you share.

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 25, 2020 @ 18:19:24

      Thank you Maggie I can’t tell you how much you all mean to me. I am so grateful for all your support and if I can lift or support you in any way it is a privilege. We have got through this year let’s hope better things will come from the up coming new year. I hope you have all had a wonderful day. Stay safe 💜🤗🤗

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  19. Betty Hayes Albright
    Dec 25, 2020 @ 21:11:18

    Willow, I hope you’ve had a peaceful Christmas Day and that your son who has covid will be all better soon. Hopefully we’ll all be able to be with our loved ones again in a few months….or at least by next Christmas.
    Love and hugs to you 💕💕💕💕

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  20. Mr. Ohh's Sideways View
    Dec 26, 2020 @ 01:52:28

    The year has been hard, The suffering true.
    But I will survive. Because I have you

    Merry Christmas y=to one and all from Mr. Ohh!
    Spread Holiday Laughter

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 26, 2020 @ 08:42:43

      Thank you Mr Ohh for you ditty
      As always it is very witty
      Your words always give us a lift
      That’s a precious gift.
      So happy healthy New Year to you and your kin.

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  21. -Eugenia
    Dec 26, 2020 @ 12:33:37

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Willow! Sending hugs and hoping your new year will be brighter. ❤️ 🧡 💛 💚

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  22. robbiesinspiration
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 07:37:26

    I am sorry to learn your middle son has covid, Willow. I hope he recovers quickly. What a year 2020 has been, you would have ever imagined this could happen.

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    • willowdot21
      Dec 27, 2020 @ 07:56:23

      Hi Robbie, I hope you and yours all had the best Christmas you could. No, no one could of foreseen what has happened this last year. Sadly it’s not over yet let’s hope the vaccine helps. Our lad is improving 🤞take care Robbie stay safe. 💜💜

      Reply

  23. Kally
    Dec 27, 2020 @ 14:23:15

    “Blessed is the season which engages the whole world in a conspiracy of love.” ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

    Have a wonderful Christmas and joyous days ahead with warm laughter. Take care.

    Reply

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