Haibun: A Season’s Blessing


Picadilly Circus, London, at night with a personalised Christmas Message on the main advertising screen


Next to the red scented candle stands a photograph in a small frame, propped up by a stone from the river. It was a Christmas greeting from our friends that came as such a wonderful surprise. It was 1991 and after two years in Edinburgh we returned to London for our first Christmas as a married couple.

The photograph is a shot of Picadilly Circus at night. On the main advertising screen a simple message reads ‘Merry Christmas Xenia & Paul’. It made us feel at home.

each photograph
brings stories back to life
snow flurries

© Xenia Tran


blue whippet in winter coat running on in snow flurry on forest trail

With love from Eivor, Pearl and Xenia xxx


Photograph of Picadilly Circus taken by Ann Garner in 1991. Photograph of Pearl by Xenia Tran, edited in lr.

Camera (second image): Panasonic Lumix FZ200, setting: f/2.8, 1/500 s, ISO 150.


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