Wishing you a very Merry Christmas from SallyAkins.com!

Now that the big day is finally here, I’d like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Thank you so much for reading my blog this year, it really means a huge amount to me. Thank you for all your lovely comments, and also for taking part in my giveaways.

And if you’ve retweeted my tweets, liked my Instagram photos or repinned my pins, thank you very much for that as well!

This year I’ll be spending Christmas at home though I’m sure that Charlie will drag me out for a walk or two as well, weather permitting.

I’ll spend the rest of Christmas Day relaxing with my nearest and dearest and eating plenty of delicious food. We’ll be having a very traditional Christmas dinner: roast turkey with all the trimmings, and Christmas pudding to follow. Then we’ll play some board games in the evening, and probably have a glass or two of fizz along the way.

After that, I’m planning to take a few days off to relax and reflect on the year that we’ve all just been through, before my thoughts and plans turn towards 2021.

But 2020 has been a tumultuous year. Many of us will be missing someone special at Christmas time, and for some, this will be the first Christmas without a loved one. The future looks uncertain for many people and worries can feel overwhelming at this time of year.

It’s OK to not feel OK, but if you are worried about something or feeling depressed, please please please talk to someone about it.

Whether you choose to talk to a relative, a friend online, or call a dedicated helpline, please remember that there are people who are ready to listen. Click here for a list of support helplines – you are not alone.

If you are celebrating Christmas, then I hope that the day is filled with love and cheer. And if you aren’t celebrating, I hope that you enjoy whatever plans you have made for the day.

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