A lot of time spent lighting, tending and gathering around this.
The heart of the home. We finally managed to get a log delivery through the snow on Christmas eve!
A good covering of snow.
Oh how the white snow makes the house look even greyer!
So much snow. When Simon decided to try to dig the car out and make it to Torrington he asked our neighbours if they needed anything. As he was going from house to house the ones he had asked came out with spades and snow shovels and dug our car out.
A little wolf.
Some home made gifts
Some saved from the tip and brought back to life gifts
Some 'maternal glowy feeling at being right and knowing my little boys so very well' gifts.
A few (too few) wanders in the snow to marvel at the dirty looking sheep.
A smidgen of sledging between coughing fits.
And a lunar eclipse.
Trust me, behind those clouds is the point of full eclipse!
And so so much more. Family food cooked by everyone. Expeditions through the snow to let loved ones know how important they are. The strengthening of ties through both friendship and community. So so much hand work and home made love, more of which I will share as I untangle myself from the holidays and get back into normal life.
And now to this new year. Now to grow with the light, and go boldly into the depths of winter with the promise of spring.