It is the first sunday of Advent today, we have lit an Advent candle and are beginning to put out a few decorations, so far just those on the Advent candle plate. The rest are still lurking in that particular nook of the attic that causes my hubby to do something horrible to his lumbar to find! oh season of joy!
Actually this year i have made myself a little promise. Less rushing, less spending, less ridiculous and stress-inducing magazines telling me to plan my New Year's Eve tablescape in November, more cosy relaxation, precious time with people we love, and aswell as the feasting and celebrating, some time for reflection and prayer which may sound very old fashioned and dour, but the total opposite is true, for me it is where adventure and challenge and inspiration begin. I'm really holding out against the panic buying and craziness this year....if i am still saying this in three weeks time, i will be chuffed to bits!