Easter Eggs on a Christmas Tree

30 Day Writing Challenge

I am ecstatic to be out to play. The calendar with X’s marking down to this glorious, glorious day is lying pitifully in the attic where I am for the rest of the year. I wish I could bring him with me but he prefers to listen to my stories after the fact. So I let him be and make a mental note to tell him about the new trinket on me this year. Every year, there’s a bizarre companion swinging off my branches, adding to my story pile. This is as it has always been and it makes me smile.

The festival of tinsel and magic is finally here.

Family around christmas tree

My humans are singing a song about silver bells as they do me up for 2013. I nudge the li’l ones with their silver bow ties and they jingle back in a soft gurgle. They seem love it as much as I do. The bells, the straw angels, the fairy lights and I have been a constant for many years and like coins in a piggy bank, we feed our wander lust through adventures we collect courtesy the bizarre ones. I love belonging to a family of humans who travel and always bring me back something. They are now singing a sing about a jolly man in a red suit and putting up Easter Eggs.

Yes. Easter Eggs from Germany.

Mr. Big, the elephant from England

Bugs, the rabbit from Austria

Chip, the Koala Bear from Australia

Miles, the saxaphone from the US of A (I’ve been banned from saying ‘murica because it isnt “cool” anymore)

Lance, the cycle from France

Davros, the dalek from Wales

Chugs (the mini pint glass from Ireland) says a tree can’t write a book about family trees and history because a) we don’t have a blood line b) we’re adopted c) I’m too old for tattoos. So I listen to my humans sit around me, cradling their mugs of hot cocoa and reminiscing about how they came by the snow globe, the cup of tea, the sushi platter and the grumpy cat.

Life is good.

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Today is the last day of my 30 day challenge and it has been such an exciting challenge that I think I may do it again sometime soon. For a person who hadn’t blogged since February, you’ve helped me rekindle the writing itch. Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU – for sticking with me, for encouraging me, for always having something nice to say even if I cheated with a photo I nicked off the internet. The one takeaway through the process was that I will aim to write at least once a week in the new year. 

I was thinking of the perfect way to wrap this up and I spent hours looking up ideas on the internet but when I got home, the Christmas Tree was up and I got lost in the tales it holds – it has been the canvas to the adventures my family has had around the world and within this house. 

And so I thought it apt to tell its tale and also, to redecorate. This Labyrinth I Roam has had a makeover. Tell me what you think? 

I love you guys. 

xx

33 Comments Add yours

  1. I love the background and header you’re currently using! I had to take a break from reading your post to tell you that, hehe.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Kate. That is a header I’ve worked on for a while. I had to go through a lot of options before I was finally satisfied with this! 😀

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  2. rvjohn says:

    If you only post once a week, I for one, will miss you! I will be looking forward to your weekly post.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Haha, Thank you John. I may post more than once a week because I feel the itch to write now.

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      1. rvjohn says:

        Good 🙂

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  3. andy1076 says:

    Ah..nothing like the holidays to warm the spirit 😉

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  4. Anonymous says:

    Well done Anju! You completed your 30 day challenge with great success! All the Best! Darren

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you for being an inspiration, Darren! 😀

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  5. Make sure you keep it up, even if it isn’t every day. I’d miss you.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      I will. I will. I feel pumped up to do it! Thank you so much!

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  6. Preet Kaur says:

    30 days of daily writing — what a challenge and congrats for completing it with flying colours!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Preet. It was a very good exercise in creativity and writing.

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  7. autopict says:

    It was a great time with you searching for a dream Job and finally finding easter eggs…
    😉

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Haha. Too true, my friend.

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  8. When I visited my favourite local pub yesterday evening (I go there purely to drink tea you understand, no beer, lol)! I was delighted that they had put a christmas tree up together with decorations around the pub. I have enjoyed your blog and look forward to reading more in the new year. Take care, Kevin

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    1. cupitonians says:

      How do you take your tea? Looking forward to writing more and reading your stories.

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      1. With milk and (if I am feeling naughty) with a spoon full of sugar but don’t tell anyone about the sugar!

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        1. cupitonians says:

          It’ll be our little secret

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  9. ladysighs says:

    Since I haven’t been following you too long, I didn’t know you had started a 30 challenge or had not been blogging since February.
    It is a challenge to keep blogging every day. I get discouraged or lose interest or find it hard to think of new things. I think you are a natural. Your pages are always friendly and seem just like chit chat. lol I hope you keep it up. 🙂
    Oh and you can put anything on a tree you desire.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      I think what it is, is that I have an idea that I flesh out in my head and so it feels like I’ve written it already. So I just kept putting off writing. I needed something to put the discipline back into me. It was difficult but then it got easier. Thank you so much for your encouragement. I feel like a rockstar now!

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  10. Delightful post.Thank you for liking my post America the compassionate.Wishing you any yours a wonderful Christmas holiday season.jalal

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Happy Holidays Jalal

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  11. eriklehman says:

    It’s perfect! I love the post and the travel theme. Happy journeys to you.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you so much Erik!

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  12. seeker says:

    Make over, I think we are on the same wave length.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      It’s funny how that works isn’t it?

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  13. Pecora Nera says:

    Merry Christmas from Mrs Sensible and … me

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you. Merry Christmas to the two of you and the adorable cat that won’t leave you alone! Cheers!

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  14. Dylan Dailey says:

    Ahhhh! You changed your theme! You’re supposed to warn us first! 🙂 Just playing, it looks good. But I think you should keep blogging every day until Dec is over.

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Haha. Dylan, I just might.

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  15. LaVagabonde says:

    Very nice new blog design!

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    1. cupitonians says:

      Thank you SO much! 🙂

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