Sunday, 28 December 2008

A little lemon water............











Laundry Room............. from Cath Kidston

I like to face the New Year with a fresh start.... I love to launder all my Christmas table linens...bringing them in today from the washing line, stiff like boards, and smelling of luke warm sunlight and that sharp, frosty, smoky, winter smell. I like to iron them and see the sharp creases all neat and smell the clean lavender steam rise in the warmth of the kitchen. It makes me sad that I can't live like this most of the year..that I don't have to time to do these lovely domestic things, we normally use paper towels , no washing needed........so I savour these small simple delights. If you have time to stop just for a few minutes can you share your thoughts with me.

Lavender Hugs

Lynn


Sunday, 21 December 2008

Queen of the Moon, Queen of the Sun,
Queen of the heavens, Queen of the Stars,
Queen of the Waters, Queen of the Earth,
Bring to us the child of promise.
It is the Great Mother who gives birth to Him
It is the Lord of Life who is born again.
Sandy.

Welcome to my back door.........


Pop your coat on the chair....


Stay for a while........



Smell the roses











'Lets look at some older Wedding pictures'.............................



.......................Laughing with a friend.......................







Have I forgotten anything........


My Beloved Husband Adrian



Our wedding ten years ago...................the only thing working was the Aga...we chose it instead of a car,!! can you believe ha ha. You can see the house was a building site, no carpets, or curtains, nothing....but we had family, friends, laughter, joy, the magic of the Solstice, the smell of flowers and pine branches...
Today we still have these things, I would not swop them for all the brightest jewels in the world, and would wish you same.
Happy Christmas, God Jul, Joyeux Noel.
With Love
Lynn xxxx






Monday, 15 December 2008

The Solstice draws near.....













I went out on my bike Saturday to a local farmers market, I wanted to escape the shops, the noise and the lights. I made a lovely thick vegetable stew with lentils and pearl barley for us all....Later as the evening drew in I brought in a tree from the garden bought a few weeks ago, it was damp and heavy with the sharp tang of pinewood and I dressed it with glass droplets and prayer cards from my friend Lisa...I have carols playing and the house smells of Frankinsence and winter spices. There is a big fat Thrush on the Rowan outside just sitting like me, silently watching the day...................
Such a simple pleasure, I wish I could do it more often.
I hope you find a quiet space for your thoughts sometime this week, we all need a space....
Love and hugs
Lynn xx

Sunday, 7 December 2008

Second Advent..the coming of the dawn...

Had I the heavens embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and half light
I would spread the cloths under your feet
W.B.YEATS.....










I wanted to light my second candle under the fading stars of night, I wanted it touched by the rising sun, to sparkle like two brilliant jewels amongst the glory of the frosty land that I love so very much.
Have a peaceful and joyous week
Hugs Lynn xx


Friday, 5 December 2008

Congratulations.......


FIRST PRIZE
ANNIE (In my Dreams)
SECOND PRIZE
ANNE (Hennas)
Third Prize
Thankyou so much for entering my draw and I am sorry that everyone could not win, lots of love and wishes for a super Saturday. xxxxx