Sweden celebrates Valborg, it’s own version of bonfire night on the last day of April. This is a Spring festival, unlike bonfire nights and fire festivals around the world, which generally take place in late Autumn. Valborg- the name originating from Saint Walpurga, an abbess at a monastery during the 700s and traditions introduced from German […]
Over the past week or so my social streams have been filled with proud folks showing off their beautiful Christmas trees. It’s flippin’ November! It’s not even the first day of Advent! (…or the first Sunday of Advent!) Why should I care though? It’s their life, their house, their traditions. True! Yet it is these […]
Hearing the word Christmas as the Summer turns to Autumn fills me with a mixture of excitement and dread. I love Christmas! However, I hate all the pressure that goes with it: The pressure to make a perfect day, to squeeze all the happiness of the year into a single day, to get the perfect […]
The other day I caught a comment about sorting postcards from a blogger friend, Ali. I completely misunderstood what she meant, thinking she was being super organised and bought and pre-wrote her Christmas cards in January (as she was putting all the Christmas paraphernalia away). She corrected me and told me about a lovely tradition […]
Yesterday was a big day in the family: Little Miss’ first tooth fell out. She’s 5 and a half and has been looking forward to this ever since the tooth started to wobble on Christmas Eve. We were just about to head home from friends when she started munching on an apple- according to her […]
. Just an image that sums up your week, no words… the rest you decide… Comments are always welcome. Silent Sunday was started by Jay Mountford, photographer. For more pictures search Twitter for the #SilentSunday hashtag . .
. We’re just wrapping up a lovely Christmas Day: It all started with a lie-in, till 8am for all. …No wonder after the excitement of presents last night! (We celebrate differently from most UK families.) After us all cuddling in bed and reading a couple of stories from one of the books the Littlins got […]
. We each have our own Christmas traditions that we grow up with- my family certainly had strong traditions for celebrating Christmas. Oh-so-lovely-daddy brought his own traditions, perhaps not as prominent, as they place a much bigger emphasis on Sinterklaas. Together we have created traditions that suite us, while respecting eachother’s strong feelings and adopting […]