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Xmas day !!

By Chinga
Xmas day !! Some thoughts for today... My last upload was photographed in London on 22/12/2000. Spare a thought for those that have nothing, and no reason to celebrate. For the ones who lost their jobs (like me), for the ones who lost family, for the ones who slept n the street... It's a sad world out there. So count your blessings, be grateful for what you have, stay healthy, and make the most of today. Otherwise, it's all a load of balls...
Thank you to Rich (Woodini254), William (WSH), Ju (JuBarney), David (Imageronly), and Jukka (Kuvailija) who kindly awarded the Oceanic set. Isabel

Tags: General Xmas day A load of balls Some thoughts for today

Voters: Nikonuser1, woodini254, Saastad and 66 more

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Nikonuser1 Plus
8 166 16 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 12:01PM
Merry Christmas IsabelSmileSmile

viscostatic 14 49 10 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 12:18PM
An important message Isabel. Christmas can be the lonliest and saddest time for many. I send my best wishes.

25 Dec 2020 12:22PM
Happy Christmas Isabel and all the Best for 2021
Richard and Jan
25 Dec 2020 12:32PM
Merry Christmas, Isabel. A lovely set, but with V12 bringing one back down to earth again.
Mike GrinGrin
laura1 16 8
25 Dec 2020 12:36PM
Merry Christmas,
well said Isabel

Alfie_P Plus
13 927 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 1:14PM
Merry Christmas Isabel have a lovely day 🎄⛄
25 Dec 2020 1:26PM
Feliz Navidad! Wishing you a Merry Christmas from the bottom of my heart, dear Isabel !
Along with wishes for health, happiness and love this Holiday Season!
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
25 Dec 2020 1:33PM
What a load of baubles! 😁 A fine collection here Isabel for Christmas Day 👍 Hope you have a great day, despite the restrictions 🎄🎅🍷😃
Trev 😀
Lovely. Have a great day GrinGrinGrinGrin
25 Dec 2020 1:59PM
A beautiful set with lovely colors , Isabel. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

NevJB 6 2 1 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 2:08PM
Very festive set Isobel - happy Christmas GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
25 Dec 2020 2:26PM
A lovely captured set of colourful images and touching message Isabel.
Merry Christmas. 🤶🍷
Jeff. SmileSmileSmile
25 Dec 2020 2:40PM
Love your load of balls and yes we should all be grateful for what we have! Happy Christmas. Debs
sawsengee Plus
14 6 40 Malaysia
25 Dec 2020 2:51PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR Isabel ......stay safe and stay well. ee Grin
25 Dec 2020 3:04PM
Have a lovely Christmas and thanks for your thoughts, I agree. Here's hoping 2021 will bring some joy to the world.
Isabel, Christmas arrives, every year, despite any prevailing circumstances.

As a child in the early 1940's - when we spent every Sunday with our Mothers parents, to have one good weekly meal using meat which was then rationed. Then our Grandparents second daughter died on Christmas Eve. That year and in following years, cards and presents were given; the Christmas Dinner was served; the evening with mince pies and the music played on the gramophone were the same - but Christmas never, ever, was the same.

It can be a very sad world for those you have mentioned - yet, we also have to give thought and to be grateful to those generous folk who give their time and money to ease the suffering of these unfortunate people by giving food and to offer to accommodate them. Fortunately for some; there are still many good people who do their best for others.

Isabel, make the most of this Christmas Day and my best wishes that 2021 will be a good year for you

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 3:56PM
Sparkling baubles Isabel, and I agree with you comments. Stay safe and well.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
25 Dec 2020 4:32PM
V12 says everything in one image that your prescient words stated, Isabel. This can be a hard time of year for so many people any year....this the scale, and for so many more. I see the homeless here in Philadelphia, on steam vents, under overpasses with their blankets and if lucky, tents...and every time, think, they were someone's baby at one time....and likely loved...and they all have stories.

25 Dec 2020 4:42PM
Well said, let us hope next year will get better Isabel...Best Wishes hugs ..Alanxx
mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
25 Dec 2020 4:45PM
A lovely set, Isabel, but with a sting in the tail! It brings you down to earth with a bump.
Your notes are well written, but it is an unsurmountable situation, and is not getting any better with all the lockdowns, etc., increasing the problem.
25 Dec 2020 5:21PM
Merry Christmas Isabel, wonderful set of photosSmile
25 Dec 2020 6:24PM
I have spent many solitary Christmases but they have been by choice, a necessary part of my travels. But last night in Latin American was the first Christmas Eve without fireworks. They're not planned; each household who can afford it buys and sets off their own. The first volley and all the dogs are howling and about the second or third and the fire sirens start because some one has set his house on fire. Lively music is blaring; everyone has a drink in one hand and food in the other, rich and poor alike. Those still capable of standing up are dancing in the streets.

Last night was morbidly quiet.

A lovely, colourful set.
Mike_Smith Plus
13 744 1 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 6:51PM
Stunning set of captures Isabel, there’s something very special about a tree full of baubles.
Take care, merry Christmas
JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
25 Dec 2020 7:46PM
So bright and colourful, and good to cheer our day Isabel.
Merry Christmas,
SlowSong Plus
12 9.6k 30 England
25 Dec 2020 7:50PM
Many sides to every coin. I hope you had as good a day as possible, and my very best wishes for next year.
25 Dec 2020 9:27PM
Superb set, Isabel.
Wishing you a Happy Christmas.Smile
Stay safe & well.
25 Dec 2020 9:41PM
Beautiful thought Isabel.

Lory Smile
gpimages Plus
10 65 2 England
26 Dec 2020 8:29AM
Lovely Christmassy set Isabel.
gp Wink
jacomes Plus
6 28 35 Portugal
26 Dec 2020 9:37AM
Christmas as a load of balls, a concept I cam sympathise with Isabel, and you last image sums up the general cynicism of it all. I often wonder exactly what we celebrate at this time of year, it seems just an excuse to spend lots, eat lots and drink lots even if one can't afford it.
But we did have a lovely day with half our family and and spoke to the other half locked down in London, I hope you weren't left alone and were with friends.
Anyway best wishes for 2021, James
mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.7k 2395 United Kingdom
26 Dec 2020 12:09PM
V12 puts the rest of the annual ephemera in context, because it's the reality that will continue with us.
26 Dec 2020 12:52PM
Its a wonderful set of old balls! and a very important message in the last one.

It is a sad time for many, Mike lost his job too, but we are well and have each other that is the main thing.

Love and light Patty x
dark_lord Plus
17 2.8k 761 England
26 Dec 2020 8:07PM
A nice load of old baubels Isabel Grin
gconant Plus
10 31 1 United States
27 Dec 2020 8:03PM
Brilliant Isabel !!
I love V1 .


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