Sanctuary: The Feeling of Being Protected and Comforted

This weekend has been a lovely weekend, spent getting my house clean (again), watching good TV programmes (The White Queen with my Daughter and Dopesick with the Husband… has anybody else seen that one? It’s gobsmacking.) and travelling to and from Nottingham, where the Daughter is at university while listening to wall to wall football match commentary or Taylor Swift, depending on who’s in charge. … Continue reading Sanctuary: The Feeling of Being Protected and Comforted

Presence or Retreat: Mindful Christmas Day 21

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they play in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Presence or Retreat: Mindful Christmas Day 21

Community and Belonging: Mindful Christmas Day 10

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they play in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Community and Belonging: Mindful Christmas Day 10

Renewal and Cycles: Mindful Christmas Day 7

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they play in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Renewal and Cycles: Mindful Christmas Day 7

Conflict, Anger and Strength: Mindful Christmas Day 2

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they play in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Conflict, Anger and Strength: Mindful Christmas Day 2

Anticipation and Preparation: Mindful Christmas Day 1

December’s posts this year all share the theme of Mindful Christmas. There’ll be short posts each day encouraging us to pause and look at our celebrations in a more measured, mindful way. Every day has a concept heavily tied in to Christmas, and the plan is to look at them individually, examine what role they plan in our own Christmas and, if we decide we … Continue reading Anticipation and Preparation: Mindful Christmas Day 1

What’s my Christmas this year going to be? Mindful.

Friday 26th November, and I’m in work. Storm Arwen is bashing the door, pelting the office with hail and making me wish perhaps I wasn’t due to go collect lunch today. Never mind: I have my candle, my aromatherapy diffuser and my little Bob Cratchit stove at the ready, so perhaps I’ll hunker down, keep doing the work and hope that Arwen passes by before … Continue reading What’s my Christmas this year going to be? Mindful.

Once November hits… it’s a steady slide into Christmas!

The Ber months are my favourite. I love this time of year, with autumn and winter bookending Christmas in a festival of good times, good friends and good memories for the future. I love living in the moment, of course… but that doesn’t mean I don’t spend a fair amount of time getting things ready for Chrstmas. The preparation for Christmas, to me, has always … Continue reading Once November hits… it’s a steady slide into Christmas!