Saturday 20 December 2014

Anne Allen's Itty Bitty Christmas...

Wishing you a Merry Christmas


What’s your earliest Christmas Memory?

Staying at my grandparents' house for Christmas, with my younger sister and parents. Their house was in a small circular 'Place' that had a grassy area with trees in the middle. This year we had snow - sooo exciting for us kids! - and I remember looking out the bedroom window and watching for Santa to land in the snow outside. It was like looking at a mini forest just feet away and the snow seemed to increase my belief that I would see Santa. But, sadly, I didn't!

Do you have any special Christmas Traditions?

Not now, although my grandparents did. Like the coins hidden in the Christmas Pudding which, miraculously, all ended up in the children's portions.

What’s your favourite festive carol or song?

Silent Night

Do you have a favourite festive film?

Love is All Around

What’s your favourite festive read ?

A Christmas Carol - of course!

Are you organised or do you leave everything until the last minute ?

Oh dear, I have to admit that these days I'm a last-minute type of person. Didn't used to be, but find it harder these days to plan ahead. Story of my life 

Christmas Tree – real or artificial?

Real - I hate the dropping needles but love the smell!

Tinsel or Glitter?


Gingerbread Latte or Orange spiced Hot Chocolate?

You know, I've not tried either! Does this mean I haven't lived?! Both sound yummy so if anyone would like to make me one I'd be happy to try 

Mince Pie or Yule Log?

Probably mince pie served with brandy cream

Christmas Dinner – Traditional Turkey or something Different?

Turkey every time

Christmas Tipple – Bucks Fizz/Mulled Wine or something stronger?

Bucks Fizz, please. Cheers!

A fun game of after dinner charades or more chocolates and the television?

We're not a 'charades' kind of family so it's likely to be messing about with the children's toys or watching television.
Will try to avoid the chocolates 

Anne's books are available on 

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Anne is very kindly offering  one lucky winner any one of her novels in this fabulous giveaway

A paperback copy in the UK or an ecopy worldwide

My thanks to Anne for sharing her Christmas with us.

Jaffa and I wish you a very Happy Christmas



  1. Hi Jo, Thanks for asking me to take part in your Festive Fun. I'd like to wish your followers the best of luck with the giveaway and A Very Merry Christmas to all :)

    1. Thanks Anne. It's always a delight to have you back on our blog.
      A very Merry Christmas to you too :)

  2. Merry Christmas to you, Jo and to all your contributors and readers. Loved Anne's Dangerous Waters and just reading all your great reviews, Here's to a wonderful 2015!

    1. Thanks Wendy. Lovely to see you you.
      Best of luck in the giveaway and wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

  3. Great giveaway! good luck to all and thanks for the opportunity to enter your giveaway x

    1. Hi Sam - thanks for visiting and best of luck. Happy Christmas :)

  4. Happy Christmas to one and all Thanks for a lovely giveaway xx

    1. Happy Christmas Margaret - thanks for visiting :)

  5. It would be nice to win the first e-book in this series to curl up and enjoy with my festive Bucks fizz. Enjoying all the authors Christmas memories too.

    1. Hi Jan - thanks for visiting - best of luck in the giveaway. Happy Christmas :)


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