I’ve always felt that gifts are secondary at Christmas, any that I receive are well and truly appreciated but receiving them is not the most important part of this time of year.

I love giving presents 🎁, that brings me a lot of joy. Take the presents out of the picture for a moment and the following are what really makes Christmas.

Christmas Trees 🎄

Good Food 🍽🍻🥂🥖🥦🍤🍫🍯🍵

Home Alone 1 and or 2 🎬

Snow ❄️ 🧣

For quite some time we haven’t had snow on Christmas Day. We have had wee flurries of snowfall close to Christmas but nothing that stays long enough to make a snowman ⛄️ and not on Christmas Day.

So, it was about 23:50 as we were leaving my parents house last night, I thought I’d put all the presents in the car first but I was given the best distraction ever. It finally snowed on Christmas Day. Now my Christmas is complete. I really love snow on Christmas Day, it has a profound affect on me and I can’t help but smile. It’s just after 05:00 and I’m still beaming with happiness.

I am truly grateful for all of my blessings this year, even those that pushed me to my physical and mental limitations.

It has been a phenomenal year. I started my own company in Social Media/Marketing space, professional blogging and my guest blogs got me nominated for a UK Blogger award and even made it to the finals, and last but not least I became a certified Life Coach.

I proposed to my girlfriend in April and she said yes, we are getting married in April coming so this is the only Christmas that I can call Electra my financeé.

I got watch as Electra went on a journey and nailed a new job at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

As we have been preparing and planning our wedding it has been made possible by the help, support and generosity of Electra and I’s friends and family.

I saw my brother smash it at his job and set himself up for an interesting 2018.

I saw my best friend go from strength to strength in the CX space and nail a new job at Standard Life Aberdeen.

Another close friend took complete charge of his destiny and left his job to take up another fantastic job in Manchester.

I have a lot of irons in the fire right so I pray that some if not all come out white hot.

All of this came flooding to my mind as I stood outside my parents front door just watching the snow. I’ve hardly slept the night, but it’s all in good reason. As as soon as we got home I opened the bedroom blinds and watched the snow fall pretty much all night.

I should get myself organised now before taking Maria (mother-in-law to be) to work.

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and I’ll see you all soon at Hogmanay.

Oh yes, this is what I have been watching most of the night and I love Carol of the Bells too. Home Alone classic!


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