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‘Misfits, loners and vagrants’

So, here we are yet again all caught up in the Christmas and New Year whirl! Many of us are, of course very fortunate to have family and friends to share the season with, but of course there are many others who, for whatever reason, are likely to be spending Christmas on their own. I was taken, therefore by the following post I saw on Facebook about a week ago:

Xmas day for us misfits, loners and vagrants Are you alone this Xmas but not preferring to be? Me and R are now hosting a Xmas Day feast (and frolic) in Oxford for everyone who doesn’t want to be alone on Xmas day. Is that you? Would you like to come and hang out with us Xmas vagrants?’

This invitation led me to think how wonderful it would be if there were one household on every street or in every neighbourhood  that would throw its doors open to those who have nowhere else to go. It’s certainly something we may consider doing in future years.

A very simple idea, yet one that could make all the difference to individuals’ experience at this  time of year.

Whatever your circumstances, I wish you the best possible Christmas and New Year break and look forward to connecting with you again in 2015.


NB: the blog will be taking a rest next week, so the next post will appear on Monday 5 January.

One Response to “‘Misfits, loners and vagrants’”

  1. Chris
    I want to take this opportunity to publicly thank you for all the brilliant blogs throughout the year. I hope 2015 is healthy and successful for you and yours and that you continue to stimulate me (and your other readers) throughout the next twelve months.

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