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Pre Christmas

Hi readers, it’s Kerry and William writing about the hustle and bustle before Christmas. This year feels a bit different though we can’t quite explain it, like it’s all coming too fast, and if you’re not on the rollercoaster you will miss it!

For me William, it’s meant being busy at the Garden Centre selling Christmas trees, Christmas decorations and other Christmassy stuff. I really like wrapping up the Christmas trees in netting and then giving them to people and seeing their happy faces.

As for me Kerry, getting into the shops in my wheelchair is even more difficult this time of year. People can tend not to be very patient too, rushing around trying to get things done for Christmas. William and I wonder if it’s a time of year when people could be a bit more kind and patient to others. It can make me feel a bit stressed, so I have to remind myself to take a deep breath and try not to let it get to me. I also tell myself that if I haven’t got something, there is no point in worrying about it.

On top of the build up to Christmas, there are also many strikes – the postal workers, the railways and now the nurses, though thankfully not at Dorset County Hospital. Then there’s all this freezing cold weather with frosty and icy pavements which are very dangerous if not gritted.

What are we both most looking forward to over Christmas? Well, I, William am excited about seeing my sister, who is with us from America. As for me, Kerry I am ready for a much needed rest and not having to think about anything.

As for our wishes for next year, we hope for people to stay well and in our best dreams there will be world peace!

The writers of the Our View column are supported in their editing by People First Dorset - a charity led and run by people with learning disabilities with support from staff.

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