Advent Begins…

Well hello! My goodness, it has been ages since I was last here. The days just seem to be whizzing by don’t they? Here we are December 1st already! Lets have  little ‘catch-up’ post. Sunday was the start of Advent. On Saturday I packed away all the autumn decorations and got our Advent wreath ready. I popped a few wintry looking candles …

Approaching Christmas

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time you know that although I love Christmas, I cannot stand the consumerism that threatens to overwhelm this holy time. It honestly drives be bonkers.  For many a year in our home we have refused to give into this consumerism disease. We set a modest – cash only – budget …

Christmas Sewing and A Bit Of Knitting Too.

It’s been a busy week somehow – not much extra going on but my hands have been itching to sew and knit so I have given into the urge 🙂 It’s wonderful when you are feeling inspired and I have learnt to take a bit of time out each day and indulge in that urge. So often I make excuses NOT …

The First Candle…

Happy Advent! So have you started decorating yet? We usually put our tree up around the 15th of December, but I do like to slowly start decorating the house with little touches before then. Of course the first thing to go up is our Advent Wreath. This is central to our Christmas celebrations in our home as it helps us to …