Friday, 14 November 2014

A Non-Week


This week has been a "non-week", as in, there is nothing exciting or of interest to report.  Tiger has been trying hard to get over his third-time-in-two-weeks cold, so we have been staying indoors and enjoying -- as much as we can muster our good cheer for -- the November weather:

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There's nothing quite like a dismal, rainy November week to bring home the reality of my utterly unglamourous life and to spur me on to some form of escapism by looking ahead to December, which signifies (for me, personally) the start of the Christmas season which never fails to bring forth a warm, cozy feeling filled with images of glittering, bright lights.

I don't usually start thinking about Christmas until December 1st, but this week, because it has been so dull, I have taken the liberty to get started on my December/Christmas planning.   I hope to be have a better idea of what we'll be doing in December, and to be able to share our plan in two weeks' time.


We were introduced to Dickens last December while reading The Christmas Carol.  This year I plan to continue to explore The Christmas Carol more in depth (starting from Decmeber 1st), as well as Dickens' other Christmas tales.  We are currently reading The Chimes from the following collection:


I am currently enjoying this little book which gives a good oveview of the Christmas tradition in the context of the larger scope of British history and traditions.  Having married into an English family, I figured it is only basic courtesy that I should learn a little more about my husband's cultural heritage.




This post is linked up to:
  1. Hip Homeschool Hop - 11/11/14
  2. Finishing Strong - Homeschooling the Middle & High School Years Week 37
  3. My Week in Review #13
  4. Collage Friday - Interest-led Learning: The Underground Railroad
  5. Weekly Wrap-Up: The one where it got cold

12 comments:

  1. We are in sync this week. We had a non-week as well and my thoughts are going towards Christmas early this year.

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    1. Thank you for your show of solidarity, Phyllis. :-) Luckily we have Christmas to look forward to! It is the one festival that keeps me going to the end of the year, which I am very grateful for.

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  2. "Non-weeks" are necessary. Hope your little guy gets well soon.
    I'm visiting from Weekly Wrap Up!

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    1. Thank you for visiting and for your well wishes, Leslie. Tiger is getting better, slowly. :-) Have a good weekend!

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  3. Some weeks are just like that-this week has been so wet and grey. My Christmas pudding ingredients arrived this evening so anticipation of things to come!

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    1. Is it stir-up Sunday tomorrow? If so, you're very well organised to kick off your Christmas preps, Sarah! :-)

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  4. I hadn't thought about it...but it must be the weather. We watched our first Christmas movie this week - and we never watch Christmas movies before Thanksgiving...and the children started "practicing" Christmas carols - which really just means the house has been full of Christmas music...and gingerbread...and I was just thinking about pulling out our copies of Dickens...glad to know it's not just me losing it :)

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    1. Phew! It's good to know that I'm not alone in starting to think about Christmas in mid-November! :-) We can all do with a little cheering up when the weather is generally dull.

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  5. Your Christmas book list looks fantastic!
    I've got Christmas on the brain early this year, too. I blame it on the fact that we have less than a month between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    I need more than a month to enjoy the season ;)

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    1. It's interesting to find that many of us are actually starting to think about Christmas early this year. I suppose the timing of Christmas makes it a very homely kind of festival to look forward to at this time of the year. :-)

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  6. It's been extra cold here, and I think all of the posts flying around about Christmas has me thinking Christmas too. I usually try to keep it on the backburner until after Thanksgiving, but this year....

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    1. You too, Ticia?! Welcome to the club of early Christmas preppers! :-)

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