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Christmas Wishes Blog Hop

Christmas Wishes Blog hop
It's creeping nearer that time when everyone is either looking forward to a holiday break or dreading the crush.
 Win a $10 Amazon gift card to help spread a little holiday season cheer.
I have chosen snippets from my book The Sealed Door for this blog post.
It's  the only Christmas in the entire 'Seven Spell Saga'.
It's nearly Christmas, but one of the three friends has a birthday that always seems to be forgotten. Chloe and Oliver decide to celebrate Tristan's birthday that year.




The town was so busy. All the shops were still open, and even though it was dark, the place seemed light from all the Christmas lights, trees lit up, special outdoor lights, awnings full of fairy lights, and light spilling from shop windows.

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Warmth greeted us in the hallway, and I could hear lots of laughing and talking coming from the middle drawing room. I took Tristan’s hand and we went into the kitchen, there was food on the table, plates of sausage rolls and little triangle pastry things. I picked up the electric kettle and started to make coffee and then as Tristan helped, I smiled at him.
“Let’s go and check the mirth coming from down the hall”. I took his hand and pulled him close, he kissed me, and then we went down the hall to check the middle drawing room.
It was Steven, mom, John and gran. They had a Christmas tree that was taller than the room was high and very wide. They were holding it sideways as Steven sawed a little off the top where it was thinnest and easiest to saw. The perfume of pine needles and tree filled the room, as they got it upright in the space mom had made for it when she re-arranged the room.
Steven turned to me and gave me the part that had been cut off and the saw. He helped to arrange the tree so that it did not crush against the wall. Mom saw Tristan and smiled hello to him, gran turned and did the same. I said we were making coffee if anyone wanted it or tea. Tristan and I made coffee and tea for mom and gran as well as ourselves. John and Steven had hot chocolate.
We sat at the kitchen table for about ten minutes and mom was asking Tristan about the work he had on for Christmas and saying how busy the restaurant was. She suddenly turned her attention to me, “So Chloe, you were out shopping all day what did you buy? Have you taken it up to your room already?”
I widened my eyes at her as if to say shut up mom, and then filled the silence with, “Oh I didn’t get much in the end. I couldn’t make up my mind about things, and I forgot it was in Oliver’s car when Tristan brought me home”.
She got the message and went on to say that she was going out with granny the next day, she wanted to get some new Christmas tree decorations, and maybe we could dress the tree this weekend. I smiled at her. This weekend was full of people wanting to dress trees, when all Oliver and I wanted was to give Tristan some kind of birthday celebration.



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34 comments:

  1. thanks so much for the giveaway! I do hope amazon gc can be gifted through amazon.co.uk :) Happy Holidays! Karina

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  2. thanks for hop i realy want an ipad mini kaholgate

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  3. An iPad. Thanks for the giveaway! eli

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  4. I hope to do a lot of baking, and get a lot of work done on my undergrad thesis (not much fun, I know). airc

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  5. Well, as soon as the december starts, you can really feel the spirit of Christmas in the air and that's one of the most wonderful feeling. I love Christmas and i hope everyone does as well. Have a great and merry Christmas! from Christmas Greetings

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  6. Getting some books! Thanks for the chance to win! natasha

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  7. I wish for the return of NHL hockey!
    Anonymous

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  8. To be with family Harrison

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  9. I have only really one thing on my wish list and that's Amazon GC's. Dawna

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  10. Jyl22075
    The only gift I'm wishing for are gift cards.

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  11. I wish the snow keeps until Christmas, as It would be perfect then. Thank you for the chance!
    Dovile

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  12. Happy Holidays! My wish for Christmas is a DVD of Sherlock series 2
    M. C.

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  13. For more harmony in my family anon

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  14. Just to spend time with family! eloquent

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  15. This has been a rough year for us with me being unemployed, and then having a cat needing emergency surgery a few weeks ago where we had to find $800. So, frankly amazon GC's would be heaven so I could buy presents for the boys. jenni

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  16. For my Christmas wish I really want Santa to bring me books, amazon cards(so I can buy books and a new digital camera. And cause I have been really naughty he might leave a sexy Alpha male to help me behave next year! LOL Thanks for the giveaway!! April

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  17. thanks so much for the giveaway! I do hope amazon gc can be gifted through amazon.co.uk :) Happy Holidays! Karina

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  18. thanks for hop i realy want an ipad mini Kimberly

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  19. thanks for hop i realy want an ipad mini

    kimberly

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  20. An iPad. Thanks for the giveaway! eli

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  21. hope to do a lot of baking, and get a lot of work done on my undergrad thesis (not much fun, I know) (name recorded)

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  22. becca

    Thanks so much for the giveaway! I want to finish my first draft of my novel for christmas!

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  23. Lacey

    I'm wishing for a kindle this year! :)

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  24. Natasha

    I would love to get a vaccum or a new camera - I will probably end up with DVDs however since my husband feels the need to buy them every year....at least they are things I like to watch

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  25. Urb

    I'd like to buy TEN 99 cents books with an Amazon gift card! My Christmas wish is to get a new job teaching adult literacy classes. Happy holidays!

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  26. JanD

    A laptop is on my list

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  27. There is nothing I honestly have to have this year. I must have been on Santa's naughty list! Okay, not really but I am content with what I have. I hope Santa brings you everything on your list!

    Merry Christmas,
    Marlena

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  28. Sassy Chassy

    My Christmas wish is for my Dad to go into complete remission and live a long and healthy life.

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  29. Veronika

    All I wish for Christmas is my family and great books to read :D Thank you for the giveaway!

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  30. Becca

    I am wishing to finally get a Keurig or espresso maker :)
    I have wanted one for three years!

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  31. Daniel M
    happy holidays and thanks for the giveaway! -

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  32. Judy-Ree
    My Christmas wish is for a drama free, stress free get togethe

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  33. Have received the prizes - thanks, and happy holidays :)

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