• Christmas Day 2022

    25 December 2022



    I hope you're all having the most wonderful of days. The Shan kids didn't wake TOO early -- they slept in until 07.00. I was actually awake before them, as I woke...

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  • Twas the Night Before Christmas, baby!

    24 December 2022

    Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the flat
    Not a creature was stirring, not even a cat.
    The black bags were hung outside by the lifts,
    In the hope that old Santa would drop off some...

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  • The customer is always right!

    22 December 2022

    When I post my SHANTA CLAUS story every year, I like to update some of the references. I wrote the first draft more than two decades ago, and the world has changed a lot during that time. While...

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  • Christmas card 2022

    21 December 2022

    Christmas is almost upon us, and as many of you will no doubt be shutting up shop for the holidays and putting your technology aside so that you can exclusively focus on the special people in your...

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  • Christmas FM 2022

    20 December 2022

    As I've mentioned a few times already this month, I've been listening a lot to the Christmas FM radio station since December 1st. Based in Ireland, but broadcasting worldwide on the internet, it...

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  • Birthday cake ideas

    19 December 2022

    HEATHER made this amazing Cirque Du Freak tent cake for her best friend's birthday last year, and wants to create some just as Shantastically special this year -- BUT she's coming up a bit short on...

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