December 2010 archive

clean slate

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2011 is on the doorstep & all the tasks I’d delegated to this holiday week sit undone, a thick fog floating up around me as I become one with the couch, kittens & cocoa. What I allowed to be a short rest and recovery after the wedding is fast becoming stagnation. I have plans! Things […]

holiday tea

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Wee tea party yesterday afternoon for friends, which led into our first family holiday here in the evening!! It was so good to be around new family (& extended family!) fire blazing, unwrapping presents & drinking mulled wine.

merry and bright

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Getting ready in the gnome cottage for our first married hexmas while rain & thunder crashes outside – but we’re cozy by the fire! Boxes are packed and ready to ship for my family, prizes wrapped for his, our Hexmas Eve tea is coming together, the boughs trimmed from the tree have been turned into […]

zodiac club

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Every hexmas I watch Bell, Book & Candle – I think Gillian might be my #1 fashion icon. For dinner this year, I’ve got a long sleeve black silk velvet 1960s dress I plan to sparkle up with rhinestone bracelets and brooches. I need way more dressing up occasions in my life! New Years resolution? […]

back to the sea

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One year since my grandmother passed away. I miss her more and more every day, like we’re drifting farther apart on a sea, and yet I keep her in my pocket, close to my heart. I wish she’d been at my wedding. I wish I could see her, hug her tiny bird shoulders, tell her […]