Wishing you a very Happy Christmas

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas

I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you a very Happy Christmas. I will be taking a break over the holiday season. Sadly we are not able to go to France and explore the Christmas markets there so I will be spending my time watching movies and continuing to pack boxes for our house move in the New Year. Below are some of the movies I have been watching recently. Quite a few are golden oldies. If I like a movie I have no problem watching it again. I find that there is always something that I missed the first time around. If the cinematography and the acting are good it will keep me engaged.

Made in 2014. I must have missed it the first time around. I watched it recently and found it well-acted and fun. Good to see older actors and actresses having adventures! Some great cinematic scenes of Paris.

A weekend in Paris watch on Amazon Prime

This acclaimed BBC adaptation of Evelyn Waugh’s (Brideshead Revisited) novel follows Paul Pennyfeather (Jack Whitehall), an unassuming Oxford theology student whose expulsion finds him working under headmaster Fagan (David Suchet, Poirot) at a third-rate private school in Wales. “A hoot and a riot.”

Classic and very upper-class British

Available to watch on Amazon Prime

One young mother’s incredible story of survival and resilience as she navigates the world of poverty, abuse and redefines her worth against all odds. Inspired by the New York Times Best-selling memoir by Stephanie Land, and from the Producers of Shameless and Promising Young Woman.

I was not sure when I first started to watch this series but somehow I got hooked. The characters are very well portrayed. The main character shows great strength and perseverance against what appears to be insurmountable odds.

The Maid Netflix

The Piano is a 1993 romantic period drama starring Holly Hunter, Harvet Keitel, Sam Neill and Anna Paquin. The film focuses on a mute Scottish woman who travels to a remote part of New Zealand with her young daughter after her arranged marriage to a frontiersman.

I watched this movie many years ago. The cinematography is amazing.

The Piano watch on Netflix

Famed author, Sophie Brown (Brooke Shields), travels to Scotland hoping to buy a small castle of her own, but the prickly owner, Myles, the Duke of Dunbar (Cary Elwes), is reluctant to sell to a foreigner. Working to find a compromise, the pair constantly butt heads, but they just may find something more than they were expecting.

I found this move light-hearted with a feel-good factor. A good Christmas choice.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and Festive season. I do hope you that you have the chance to be with friends and family.

A big thank you all my lovely readers for following my blog, some of you for many years. I so appreciate your comments and questions do please keep them coming.


  1. Pamela
    21st December 2021 / 15:22

    Thank you for the movie suggestions, and for all of your blog posts. Good luck with your move! Merry Christmas, andI look forward to new posts from you in the new year!

  2. Eleni
    21st December 2021 / 15:49

    Thank you so much for a lovely year of really good blogs. Good movie tips. Merry Christmas to you Josephine

  3. Cheryl
    21st December 2021 / 16:04

    Merry Christmas, Josephine.
    Love your blog and the chance you give this “Yank” to see how things are done in GB.
    May 2022 bring you ( and all of us!) good health and a return to normalcy.

  4. Paris
    21st December 2021 / 16:08

    Happy Christmas, make sure you take time to rest and relax. See you in the new year.

  5. Pru
    21st December 2021 / 16:21

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and an even better New Year!

  6. Leslie Owens
    21st December 2021 / 16:25

    Merry Christmas, Josephine!

  7. Violet L O'Brien
    21st December 2021 / 16:26

    Merry Christmas to you! I trust you will find time to relax and enjoy the holiday since you are packing. Are you going to a smaller home? Whatever, I wish you the very best in your new home and in the New Year….health & happiness!
    Hopefully, a return to normalcy whatever that will be for us now!

  8. Elizabeth
    21st December 2021 / 16:30

    Best wishes for a cheerful Christmas and a happy & healthy New Year! Thank you, from a follower in Vancouver BC

  9. Sandra
    21st December 2021 / 16:32

    Happy Holidays to you Josephine and good luck with your move. Hoping we all can get a little France in our lives in 2022!

  10. Mary
    21st December 2021 / 16:42

    Happy Christmas. Best of luck with your move.

  11. Ann M
    21st December 2021 / 16:48

    Merry Christmas and Happy, Healthy New Year!

    21st December 2021 / 16:49

    I just wanted to wish you and yours a very blessed Christ-mas!! I look forward to all your post next year!!

  13. Paula
    21st December 2021 / 16:56

    Thank you Josephine for all your fun posts!
    My son and his wife welcomed a baby girl in Paris this summer, so I especially enjoy your notes from France.
    Wishing you Peace and Joy during this Christmas season. From a fan in Florida

  14. 21st December 2021 / 17:30

    Thank you all for your compliments and well wishes. I do so appreciate them. It is lovely to feel that there are real people out there.

  15. Patricia Swinburne-Johnson
    21st December 2021 / 17:48

    Thank you Josephine for your wonderful blog. During this year you have brought great cheer to many of us and inspiration to dress up, look good and enjoy life even if we are stuck at home. Wishing you all the best for a very Happy Christmas and healthy New Year.

  16. Carolyn R
    21st December 2021 / 18:19

    Best Wishes for an enjoyable Christmas and an easy move to your new home. Looking forward to your blog posts in 2022. Thank you for all the work you put in to each blog.

  17. 21st December 2021 / 18:52

    Your blog is a gift all year long. I love seeing beautiful you in lovely outfits. I know you’ll look fabulous for the holidays. Merry Christmas from NJ. P.S. Your viewing suggestions look wonderful.

  18. Cri
    21st December 2021 / 19:18

    Merry Christmas & hoping for a Happy & Healthy 2022

  19. Wendy
    21st December 2021 / 19:29

    Hope you get some France next year so that I get some France next year! Joyeux Noel!

  20. Christine
    21st December 2021 / 19:56

    Merry Xmas and thank you for all your lovely posts throughout the year. Hope you can manage to take time out for yourself to enjoy the season.

  21. Brenda McPolin
    21st December 2021 / 21:59

    Thank you for your wonderful posts. I thoroughly enjoy them all! Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a really Happy 2022.

  22. Francie
    21st December 2021 / 22:13

    Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy New Year to you and your family, Josephine, my favorite blogger whom I feel is my friend!

  23. Eileen
    22nd December 2021 / 02:17

    Best wishes! And thanks for the lovely movie pics!

  24. Jen Hepburn
    22nd December 2021 / 14:26

    Thank you Josephine for your very enjoyable blog. As an expat living in Vancouver, BC, I especially love hearing about the uk and, of course, France, a favourite vacation destination.
    Wishing you and yours a very happy Christmas and healthy and prosperous new year.

  25. Sheila Coates
    23rd December 2021 / 16:26

    I love your blogs and eagerly wait for them. Wishing you a happy Christmas and healthy new year

  26. Kay Kennedy
    3rd January 2022 / 01:23

    Happy New Year Josephine. All the very best for 2022, and your move. Having packed up a house towards the end of last year I know the challenges, but it is worth it in the end.

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