Thursday 22 December 2011

Winter Solstice

We celebrated the Winter Solstice yesterday evening with lots of candles, good food and gifts.
Frank was allowed to stay up late to play his new game and then we all went to bed at the same time, chatting quietly until we fell asleep, Frank first followed by myself and then Andrew.
These dark winter days are special to me as I love this season of introspection after such busy times outside all summer and autumn.

More knitting, reading and planning! Hooray!
In the next few days we will visit people and have people to us, exchange gifts and watch Frank's pantomime that he has been planning for a few days now.

Then it's head down and into the full-on festivities with family and friends.
I enjoy the Winter Solstice more than Christmas for its quiet sense of wonder at nature and peaceful family celebration.
I will be enjoying some screen free days this Yuletide and will be back in the middle of next week.
Peace and blessings to you all, and may the D-fairy behave itself this festive season!


  1. Love that we are now gaining daylight! Up towards to top of the of the world, every minute helps!!
    Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  2. Nice to get a peek into your house (I love to see people's houses...)

    Happy solstice, merry Christmas, and a happy new year to you and your family!

  3. Enjoy all the gatherings! Have a wonderful festive time, with not misbehaving d-fairies! Merry Christmas, early :)

  4. I hope your festive season went well. I enjoyed the peek at your house, too ;o)

  5. Your house looks incredibly cosy! Hope the new year brings all the best.

  6. beautiful photos! i'd love to hear more about frank's pantomime!