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Our Christmas

Hi readers, it’s Emily and William here this week writing about Christmas.

Mine, Emily’s, was very nice. I went to work at the care home on Christmas Day and enjoyed seeing the residents. My sister in law picked me up and took me back to Mum’s, who had dinner prepared which was great. We had lots of presents under the tree. I got all I asked for from my family, things to share with my housemates in the garden - a bench, some bird feeders, a bird bath and fairy lights. Mum bought me some lights you stick in the ground which look like fireworks. They look amazing! Like most years I asked my aunt to donate my Christmas present from her to one of my chosen charities. This year it went to People First Dorset because of how they have helped me.

New Year was lots of fun because William came round and we had a bit of an (allowed) party. There was plenty of food, drink and music. It was funny because Alexa got confused with our music requests and came out with all sorts of stuff, which made us really laugh. Spending time with friends is always fun!

As for me William, my Christmas was good. I had a nice time with my parents, with lots of walks together. We had a traditional Christmas dinner. My mother invited over a neighbour whose husband had passed away. It was really nice to have her there. I got lots of good presents like a football calendar, a new bread bin, pots to keep my tea and coffee in, and clothes which I needed.

We think Christmas came and went so quickly, it’s hard to believe we are already in the middle of January. Next week we share our hopes for 2022.

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by The Friendship Club – a project for adults with learning disabilities, run by People First Dorset. Find out more at:

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