Monday, 17 December 2012

Secret Santa Blog Hop

The grand prize is a Kindle Fire HD, along with lots of books to go on it :)

The prize at my stop is an ebook bundle of The Prince's Guard, Of Pets and Pleasures, Silent Screams and New Zealand with a Hobbit Botherer. To enter for my prize, just leave a comment on the post. And to enter for the main prizes, plese click on the blog hop link above. I'll be drawing the winner for my prize on Dec 22.

When we were little, we put our stockings for Father Christmas every year. Some houses we lived in didn't have a fireplace, so the stockings were placed over the edge of the bed. We worried that he wouldn't be able to visit if we didn't have a fireplace. But every year those stockings were filled with the same three things: an apple, an orange and a small bottle of lemonade.

It wasn't that we didn't get oranges or apples or lemonade throughout the year, but somehow getting them in those stockings was very special. They were something that Santa had given each of us individually. They were ours in a way that fruit in the bowl wasn't, that was for everybody.

I still remember those stockings.

Question for the blog hop: What citrus fruit was in the stockings?

Take care,


  1. Orange. Thanks for the hop. Happy Holidays.

    mslasha at gmail dot com

  2. An orange...well a lemon too if you count the lemonade lol
    GFC Cassandra Hicks
    Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  3. Orange.
    I'm following. :)

    I always loved my gifts in the stocking, too.

    Merry Christmas!!
    kmnbooks at yahoo dot com

  4. we got fruit in our stockings as well.
    it was an orange
    gfc kimberly
    kaholgate at ymail dot com

  5. An orange.

  6. Orange...we've always had oranges in our stockings too :D

    GFC: Crissy M

  7. The citrus was orange.
    The food was the most memorable of my Christmas holiday.
    bituin76 at hotmail dot com

  8. An orange. Stockings have always been big to me too. I still remember the first time I got a bid navel orange, it was in my stocking.I think we should do stockings on birthdays too...they are such fun and full of possibilities.T will follow you

  9. Orange...that is my fav stocking stuffer!
    Thanks for the Awesome Hop!

  10. We never got fruit in our stockings, but I remember my aunts saying that they would get an orange from my grandparents.
    I read recently that the orange symbolizes gold in the stocking for a prosperous year to come.
    Happy Holidays!

  11. Last comment from Shannon (sorry my name didn't come up on the post :-)

  12. An orange. Thanks for the great hop.gfc-magic5905
    magic5905 at embarqmail dot com

  13. Hello, thanks for the giveaway! An orange is the answer. :)

  14. Orange (my dad would get one, too!)


  15. Answer - orange.

    Thanks for being a part of the blog hop and Happy Holiday

    Leela Lou

  16. An orange. Thanks for taking part in the blog hop. So fun!!!

  17. What an awesome hop!! And a fantastic giveaway! Thank you!! And the answer is an orange. Happy holidays to you all! Best wishes and many blessings!
    GFC: shadow_kohler

  18. Your parents do the same I do put fruit in. I do Tangelos but you got an ORANGE. I put candy in there as well. Happy Christmas.
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  19. We always put a tangerine in stockings here in the UK (well in my family anyway)but I guess oranges are just as good. Just stopping by on my visit to fellow Secret Santa bloghoppers!

    Happy Christmas!

  20. What citrus fruit was in the stockings? Yes

    Happy Holidays

    GFC following

  21. Oranges

    The ebook bundle sounds wonderful. I'm SOOO hoping to win the grand prize, curling up at the computer to read isn't as cozy as my large arm chair. *sighs* Still it would be great to have these reads which ever place to read.

    I GFC follow - brbalways

  22. orange

    Thanks for participating.


  23. The citrus fruit in your stockings was an orange. That reminds me of reading the little house books & how excited Laura was to receive an orange in her stocking.

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