One of my aims for this year is to learn more about the special days of the year following the Pagan calendar. I have always been interested in the changing of the seasons and the solstice, but I want to learn more. I plan to post on each special day this year with a reflection on what is happening in my garden and what I am up to.
December 22nd 2015- The Winter Solstice
The Winter solstice falls on Tuesday 22nd December this year. This is the day with the least amount of day light and the midday sun reaching the lowest point on the horizon all year. We like to string up fairy lights, cosy up in front of log fires, have a hot chocolate from a Kelly kettle in the woods and light and candles. These are our family traditions of lighting these darkest days of the year and marking the winter solstice and celebrating the exciting run up to Christmas day. (Just 3 more sleeps kids!)
Noticing how mild it is, 10 degrees C today! It doesn’t feel like Christmas!
Feeling relaxed, happy and grateful to be having lots of lazy mornings this week
Wishing for Santa to hurry up and come!
Eating a lovely breakfast of scrambled tofu with rocket and tomato on sourdough toast
Wondering if my homemade raw chocolates are set yet so I can do a taste test!
Wearing hybrid clothes today, jean-leggings and a jumper-dress hahaha
Watching Luther – I love him
Listening to the howling wind
Drinking, yep, drinking again after having a booze-free December
Planning what I need to cook today to take to various meets up we are invited to
There is not a whole lot growing at the moment, but the herbs and greens are still doing well. We’ve only had one very mild frost here so far this winter, so the garden is still full of green things but it is very muddy and wet.
So its another big fail for me on this task. I hold my hands up and admit that keeping up with my monthly principles blog post has been rubbish this year. My life has filled up with vital tasks and some days I feel like I am just barely holding onto the roller coaster!
In November I was due to look at ‘Use biological resources’ and December was ‘Small scale intensive systems’. My brain is too full of Christmas tasks left undone to tackle these now. So I am going to give myself a free-pass and quit this.
So here is a beautiful photo that I took last easter in Wales instead!