Thursday, December 1, 2011


I did. It is the first day of Advent in the Christian calendar. A time of expectation and waiting. This year I sent my grandchildren an Advent calendar without chocolates.

I even have one on my own computer and today the first door I opened was on Big Ben. On the hour Big Ben chimes according to your computer clock. It gave me quite a shock the first time it happened. This London scene is a reminder of all the wonderful buildings in the city and portrays a snowy scene. A delightful, musically animated scene greeted me with the opening of the first door and from time to time, on the main page, people with dogs walk by on the snowy street, a flag unfurls in the wind, on a tall building and a train goes. Maybe tomorrow the London Eye will revolve. I'm just a child at heart.


  1. Ooh, I just had a great idea: an Advent calendar with different seeds behind each door -- maybe in those clay pellets, ready to plant in the spring?

  2. Sounds like a wonderful calendar version for the computer. And probably better for my hips than the chocolate ones!

  3. Ah Advent Calendars. I love the scene in Bad Santa where Billy Bob eats all the chocolates out of the kid's advent calendar so he puts it back together and tries to replace the choclates with whatever he can find (such as old candy corn).