It’s December

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It’s December

Today is the first of December, 24 days before the longed for and much awaited Christmas.

Time to go shopping for pressies for the dear ones.

Time to write those Christmas cards.

Time to order the turkey and all the trimmings.

Time to get the booze. (Don’t drink and drive!)

Time to get those party dresses and party shoes,plus party make-up.

But most especially…..

Time to give LOVE

Time to spread peace, joy and happiness

Because that is what Christmas is all about.

Have yourselves a Happy and Merry Christmas!

In the meantime have a listen to one of my favourite songs of all time.  It is by Michael Jackson, fronting the Jackson Five, of course. 🙂

People making lists, buying special gifts
Taking time to be kind to one and all
It’s that time of year when good friends are near
And you wish you could give more than just presents from a store

Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day
Oh, even the man who had everything
Would be so happy if you would bring
Him love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than love

People you don’t know smile and nod hello
Everywhere there’s an air of Christmas joy
It’s that once of year when the world’s sincere
And you’d like to find a way to show the things that words can’t say

Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day
Oh, the man on the street and the couple upstairs
All need to know there’s someone who cares
Give love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than love

What the world needs is love
Yes, the world needs your love

Why don’t you give love on Christmas Day
Oh, every little child on Santa’s knee
Has room for your love underneath his tree
Give love on Christmas Day
No greater gift is there than love

What the world needs is love
Yes, the world needs your love
Give love, oh, give love on Christmas Day

Songwriters
Richards, Deke / Gordy Jr, Berry / Perren, Freddie / Mizell, Alphonso James / Perren, Christine Yarian

Read more: Jackson 5 – Give Love On Christmas Day Lyrics | MetroLyrics
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Notable Dates in December

25 December 597, England adopted the Julian Calendar.

25 December 1066, William the Conqueror was crowned the King of England

Savoy Cabbage

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Savoy Cabbage

Savoy cabbage is a great favourite of mine amongst varieties of cabbages. It is a very versatile green leafy vegetable. It can be cooked in many recipes. Ideal as a steamed or lightly boiled accompaniment with roast dinners.

Because of its robust and fleshly leaves, it is perfect to used to hold a roulade.