2022 Christmas chaos and words of wisdom from the past
What a scramble to the end of term and the end of 2022. Schools in Wales didn’t break up until the 21st or 23rd December and so it really felt like we were all staggering to the finish line of one race and then falling into Christmas.
It was made worse by the fact that … Read more
The perfect Christmas card
Next year I need to make or find the perfect Christmas card.
One which doesn’t say
‘Have a fabulous New Year’.
Instead a card which says;
‘I’m thinking of you’…
I’m thinking of you because
I know this year,
have hard stuff in them,… Read more
2019 review – Winter Solstice Reflections
Tomorrow (Sunday) is the shortest day. At 04:19 tomorrow morning, the sun reaches its most southerly declination of -23.4 degrees which means it is when the North Pole is tilted farthest away from the Sun, and so we have the fewest hours of sunlight of the year.
I miss the sun and the light. I’m … Read more
Bereavement and Sadness at Christmas
Christmas is always mixed for me.
- How was it for you?
- How did you feel?
I love seeing the kids open their presents (we got it right this year – phew) and I like having time to see friends.
I also feel sad at Christmas because it isn’t in a semi-detached house in Kent with … Read more
Christmas is a ritual. The winter solstice is a ritual. New Year is a ritual.
- • What do you think of when you hear the word ‘ritual’?
• Which rituals have you been involved in during your life?
Many of us won’t be aware of our first ritual; how our birth was marked. Some people … Read more
Happy Mid Winter and may you be wrapped up and content.
You’re not feeling content?
Then you’d be one of many at this time of year. ‘Father Christmas never brings what I ask for’ moaned my youngest (mainly because he asks Santa for i-pods, I-pads, DS’s, play stations – all of which Santa thinks he … Read more