Just a note to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. In recent days I’ve been out and about in our neighbourhood and have loved seeing all the Christmas decorations up outside many houses. In particular, I’ve noted that signs saying “Santa stop here” seem to be really popular this year. Let’s hope he does! I’ve also seen lots of people out for a walk or popping into see others for a visit. A few have even given me a hearty hello, so the season of good cheer really does seem here.
Earlier this month, I was delighted to be asked to play the role of the Master of Ceremonies at the Light Up Netley event, organised by Hound Parish Council. The event included the lantern parade through Netley village, followed by a community event at St Edward’s Church. Thanks to all who took part in organising and running the event and thanks also to everyone who came along. There’s often a real sense of community at such events and this was a wonderful way to start the countdown to Christmas.
A week or so later, we went as a family to the Christmas party for Ronald McDonald House Southampton, a charity that provides accommodation for families when their children are having medical treatment in hospital. I volunteered to play the role of Olaf the Snowman and had a lot of fun wandering around trying to amuse the children there. It was a great party, their biggest to date, and it’s a cause that is very much close to our hearts as a family.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and here’s to a great 2019!