Monthly Archives: December 2013

Two turtle doves

Sorry it has been quiet from me for so long.  Hence a different kind of post here tonight. Doings: Walking out in the moonlight; celebrating the Winter Solstice with friends: making a fire charm, meditating on trees, exchanging gifts and … Continue reading

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Season’s Greetings

Merry Christmas, or whichever midwinter festival you celebrate, to everyone who reads the blog. I’ll be disappearing for about a week, I hope you have a restful and peaceful time. Chris          

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Birthday of the Unconquered Sun

I’m a day late in marking the winter solstice but a blog about surviving the winter wouldn’t be complete without one. Yesterday was, as I’m sure you know, the shortest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, so in … Continue reading

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Twice as cosy

I’ve been quiet lately because Birch Mansions has been all about getting ready for adopting cats and then ‘installing’ them this week. Winter happiness is here for me in the shape of two kitten brothers who sometimes deign to sit … Continue reading

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Another good thing about winter

This was the view from my bedroom window this morning. I had another of those moments of really understanding something for the first time; in the summer the sun is nearly always up before I am so I don’t get … Continue reading

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In the bleak midwinter

One thing that’s true to say about the half of winter before Christmas is that there is usually plenty to keep a person busy and occupied, though whether that is helpful in managing winter mood problems I’m not sure. The … Continue reading

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Dark Matter

Photograph: Nick Saltmarsh The last day of November and we survived the school Christmas fair. In the evening, 6 lovelies came over to share grown up food. It was an evening with a theme of dark food and it was … Continue reading

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