It’s Boxing Day here in the UK. I gather from my step children that this is not celebrated in USA.
Boxing Day is traditionally the day following Christmas Day, when servants and tradesmen would receive gifts, known as a “Christmas box”, from their bosses or employers. Today, Boxing Day is the bank holiday that generally takes place on 26 December. It is observed in the United Kingdom, Canada, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Kenya, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago and other Commonwealth nations.
In South Africa, Boxing Day was renamed Day of Goodwill in 1994. In Ireland and Italy, the day is known as St. Stephen’s Day (Irish: Lá Fhéile Stiofáin) or the Day of the Wren (Irish: Lá an Dreoilín). In many European countries, including notably Germany, Poland, the Netherlands and those in Scandinavia, 26 December is celebrated as the Second Christmas Day.
However my reason for this post has nothing to do with Boxing Day Holiday except that it was a year ago today that I first began this blog. In other words I am celebrating one whole year of this blog.
During this year I have made new blogging friends. Renewed other online friendships and shared my world with people in my every day life who have learnt more about me and my life than they would do normally.
I have married my Owl.
We had our honeymoon in California which I was then able to share with you through this blog.
I have celebrated my sons’ achievements.
I made a start at serious writing (on hold at the moment but watch this space)
We have shared the extremes in weather from the harsh cold long winter complete with unusual amounts of snow to the unexpected un British heat in the summer months.
We have also mourned the passing of our faithful cat.
Ending the year with various preparations for Christmas.
2013 has been a year of extremes, extreme happiness as well as extreme despair.
In a few days we will be celebrating the start of 2014 which I hope will bring with it a more relaxed year.
Maybe I will even manage to write something that I can do something with.
How would you describe 2013 for you and what are your hopes for 2014?