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A Merry Christmas to all, with a quote from Freya Stark.

Christmas at home
Christmas at home

A seasonal quote from Freya Stark 1893-1993

"Christmas is not an external event, at all,
 but a piece of one's home that one carries in one's heart"

Freya Stark 1893-1993
Freya Stark 1893-1993

A British explorer, travel writer and linguist, one of the first outsiders, and a woman, to travel through the Arabian desserts, often alone!

A passionate nomad, which is also, the title of one of her, more than two dozen books.

"The Valley Of The Assassins" being her most well known book.

"The Valley Of The Assassins" Freya Stark
"The Valley Of The Assassins" Freya Stark

Freya Stark was one of the last of her kind, a fearless, adventurer extraordinaire.
 Her long love of adventure, began on her ninth Birthday, when she received a copy of the Arabian nights.

I just love Freya and her books!

It is so true, her quote about Christmas, we all remember, most vividly, our Christmas's at home, when we were young.

Wheresoever we may be in the World, we make Christmas, it  is in us, in our hearts, in our memories of home.

Most of us, carry on with our parents Christmas traditions, adding a few along the way, which, no doubt, will be carried on, by our children.

Even though I have lived in Greece for thirty seven years, I celebrate Christmas,....English style!

Wherever you may be, at home, or, away 

Merry Christmas.


  1. Dearest Susan, Christmas is a piece of our heart and childhood memories...sweetness and a light burning inside us, a passion, a dream...
    Your home is so beautiful and I like this stylish armchair in front of the fireplace.
    Wish you a magical Christmas with Melina and your beloved ones!

    1. It is Olympia, mostly made of childhood memories, that we try to recreate for our children and grandchildren.
      Christmas really is wonderful when small children are involved.
      The armchair is a birthday present, that I bought for my Husband.(,) a few years ago.
      .He hates to sit on a sofa!
      A very merry Christmas to you and your family.


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