Firstly, I'd like to apologise for the delay in July's announcement; I have various reasons if you'd care to hear them but suffice it to say, I'm sorry!!
NOW, to business. Our July Member of the Month is someone who has been here for years but always manages to fly below the radar. Like so many other members, he went in search of Christmas sites and found us. He spent two years - count 'em - TWO years reading before starting to post himself. Don't know about you, but I'm glad he did!!
He's someone that comes across as quite reserved but always has a good word for everyone and contributes in all areas of the Forum. When he's not here, he's can be found following his other passions of sea angling, gardening, soccer and computers (handy to know you are technically minded
He has always loved Christmas; the build up; the shopping and preparing food. The general and cheer and happiness of people. Spending Christmas at home with his family has to be the best bit. Christmas has always been a part of his life all year long. As a child he watched Santa Claus The Movie nearly every day and knows it word for word now!!!
He can't pick one Christmas over another as they all have their own special memories but they always start with going to Mass and lighting the candle in the window every Christmas eve to welcome the baby Jesus into the world.
When asked the best bits of My Merry Christmas, the answers were not surprising (to me anyway because his favourite bits are the same as mine!!)
The podcasts, the MMC cookbook and the fact that everyone is so friendly and it is like a family more than a forum. I think we should all have a family reunion in Donegal, Ireland, don't you???!!!
Our July Member of the Month is none other than IRISHSNOW!!!!!!!!!!!