Thank You Winter

Thank you winter

For glowing fire and wood-smoke,

For bonfires spiraling into the early fall of dusk,

For early nights with hot water-bottles wrapped up tight,

For long hot baths, scented lavender,

For time to read, to play cards, to find myself beaten at Scrabble.

Thank you for hot drinks, warming food, clothes which drape … Read more


Happy Mid Winter Solstice

The night of the 20th-21st December was the longest night of 2017.  In the middle of winter, the solstice was traditionally celebrated as the time of honouring the coming of the sun.

In the depth of the dark, we remember the coming of the light.

This is my magnolia tree.solstice

Most of it’s leaves have … Read more


Cocoon

This morning I was woken by the blackbird rather than the alarm; how different it feels to wake up with nature and when my body is ready to rather than the usual forcing of wakefulness in line with the social norms that demand we be in work.

I heard someone on the radio the other … Read more


Autumn Pruning and hibernation

Autumn feels like it’s well and truly here.  I’m walking the dogs in the dark in the morning and a couple of times there has been frost glistening on the roof tops as I wander past.

Autumn

The last blog I wrote was about tuning into my body and going with what it needs and that … Read more


SAD

The clocks have gone back and we are at that time of year where it is very possible that we don’t get to see the outside in daylight.

I hate it.

I’ve never been diagnosed but over the years I’m pretty sure that I suffer from SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder. SAD is when our … Read more


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