As we hurtle towards Christmas I am feeling slightly unprepared compared to previous years of precision organisation. It has been hot and dry and life has been busy. So, this week I am going to work hard on breathing and focusing on what is important and meaningful in my life.
I have generous, thoughtful blogging friends and Celia is one of them. Celia recently sent me a gorgeous little parcel containing a bracelet, earrings and a pendant handmade from sterling silver and vintage Swarovski crystals. Celia tells me that years ago she used to make jewellery and collect old Swarovski crystals. Is there anything this talented woman can’t do or make? Thank you Celia.
Every sunrise is special. The cool stillness of the morning is my favourite part of the day, no question about it.
This year I have already gifted countless bags of homemade Christmas biscuits to associates, family and friends. A handful of special people have received mini gingerbread houses. I favour an understated gingerbread house and prefer simplicity over thickly layered lollies and sweets. Tiny pendants from Paperboat Press always feature just to add a little non edible magic.
Tomatoes and basil from my garden, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Family, friends and horses in the early morning light, I will never get sick of capturing moments like this.
My snake beans have just started to produce their long, crisp beans. These are one of my favourite vegetables to have in the garden.
Pip's blog posts are always full of useful thoughts and tips and I found this recent post about keeping cool at Christmas really helpful. You might too!
Are you feeling organised this week?
Are you finding some special, quiet moments?
Merry Christmas, friends. xx