Following on from my last post, whilst I’m safely ensconced in the bosom of my family at Christmas, I’m aware that I’m very fortunate in this respect.
I’ve known people who have lost loved ones at this time of year, and I can’t even begin to imagine how painful that must make the festive period. And there’s the ones that get left behind, with nobody to spend Christmas in the company of. (And I’m not just thinking of poor old June off Gogglebox after lovely Leon passed away yesterday here, although I am thinking of them quite a lot.)
Not to mention those who, for no fault of their own, for whatever reason, find themselves parted from or unable to be with their family or friends.
Comedian Sarah Millican has been organising something quite lovely over the past few year on Twitter. I’ll let her explain:
I wish I could think of a better song than this to play, but at least it’s (hopefully) a slightly different version than most of you will know: