Oh and wishing all the beautiful substack fam on here a Holy and Merry Christmas too. Trudi, Jan, Stu, the Jules, everyone. You are in my prayers. 😘❀❀❀❀

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The Selfish Giant. Such e beautiful story but heartbreaking at the same time. My mum introduced me to that story when I was about 9. This will be the first Christmas without my mum. She passed away in July. I will be visiting her grave on Christmas Day. She's now with Dad. Thankyou Abi. I have tuned in religiously since the start of these wonderful podcasts. You're a shining light. ✨️ I will be thinking of you and Terence on Sunday. God bless you πŸ™β€οΈ

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Love that story and so beautifully read Abi. Very moving. Happy Christmas to you and the substack family.

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Thank you Abi for this beautiful last podcast of the year, brought tears to my eyes.

I am fortunate to live near the beach, so my sanctuary has always been the beauty of God's creation- nature in all its ever changing wonder. The endless sky, the sounds of the wind and the ocean......occasionally we see dolphins frolicking in the waves, always a feel good experience.

Best wishes to all of you wonderful substack family at Christmas x

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What a lovely pod. It was nice to hear β€˜the selfish giant’ again..... I shut my eyes for most of it and just breathed it in,beautifully read! I had a peculiar day today,felt angry and teary at times....that parallel universe feeling crept in a lot. A bit menapausal I think (too much information?) and a bit sad that Xmas is gonna be so different but at the same time happy that it’s not,I can’t even make sense of it πŸ˜‚ but Jackanory was soothing πŸ₯°

Abi,thanks so much for the last 7/8 months,it’s been an absolute crutch and a lifeline,it really has. I will miss hearing your voice everyday.

Have a lovely Christmas with your sister and nephews,it’ll be a distraction and a tonic and take a well earned breather.

Happy Christmas Substackers. Take care of yourselves. We need to be match fit for 2023 πŸ’ͺ


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Sorry for late message guys, its been a hectic week lordy lordy!! It's crazy out there today, been out for last min bits, as hard as im trying, am just not feeling it this year and now back from town without my wrapping πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆ I think it's in Poundland ffs!!!!

God bless you Abi and all the Substack family, this year has been a shocker for a multitude of reasons, but being part of our very special group has kept me going like you wouldn't believe πŸ’žπŸ’ž

Beautiful story, thank you Trudi and Abs for reading it to us ❀️

Wishing everyone a peaceful Christmas and New Year, there is certainly alot to reflect on goodness me, am sure we all need the rest and recharge, to carry on with the good fight in 2023 πŸ’ͺ

Love you all so much πŸ’–πŸ’πŸ’–

Rachel, Elena Rose & Emmy Moo (the 🐈)


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Lovely story Abs I hadn't heard it before, I'd like to wish you a Happy Christmas and let's hope 2023 brings us all something nice.

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Merry Christmas everyone πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸ₯ƒπŸŽ…

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Wonderful story and beautifully read by Abi. Happy Christmas to everyone. Lots of love xx

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