I didn't get time to add all my food pictures to my last post. It would have made it very long indeed! So I thought I would do a separate one just about some of the things we have been eating recently. A bit of a "What I Ate Wednesday" post, though it isn't on a Wednesday!
It is still very definitely winter here. In the last few days, we have had frost, snow, fog, high winds and torrential rain. We have also had freezing cold temperatures! I know in some parts of the world, winters like this last for months, and it would seem laughable to complain about weather like we have had. I grew up in deepest Northumberland where it was usual to be snowed in for several days - weeks even - every winter, so the weather we have here in the South is very much milder than I was used to as a child, but it is the variability that I can't get used to! Still, I suppose it does make our days interesting!
Slowly our days are getting back to normal. I'm sad that Christmas is over for another year, and that already it seems more like a memory than a big event that has just happened. And while we still have so very much to look forwards to this coming year, I do want to try to hold on to those memories, that all seem so golden and bright in the greyness of our winter.
Today I thought I would do a Daybook entry and join in with this lovely online diary that Peggy hosts over at her blog (follow the link to visit and read her entries, and those of the other lovely ladies that take part). I really enjoy doing this - it helps to focus all my thoughts, and I love seeing all the contrasts and likenesses, in my own life and those of the ones that the other bloggers who participate share with everyone. It's beautiful and inspiring and a wonderful collaboration of creativity, nurturing, wisdom and wonder.
So this is it, then. Christmas is over for another year. The decorations have been packed away. The chocolates and nibbles are almost finished. The gifts we gave and receive continue to delight, but they are becoming familiar now, gradually being absorbed into the routine patterns of our lives like so many things before.
I suppose because it only happens once a year, I forget just how much I love this week. I think it may possibly be my favourite week of the whole year. The seven days between Christmas Day and New Year's Day, I mean.
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I am Mama Bear, a Christian, stay at home wife and mama who married my sweetheart Papa Bear when we were both just 16! We have known each other all our lives and grew up living in a beautiful coastal part of the Northeast of England, not far from Scotland, where we regularly visit. We have two grown children whom we homeschooled, and we love spending time together as a family. We live a simple, peaceful life, and although I have fibromyalgia which means some days I struggle with pain and severe fatigue, I enjoy creating a cosy home where good things to eat and pretty things to look at abound. I love keeping home, cooking, crafting and all kinds of pretty, sparkly things - especially ones I can make myself! I also love Taste of Home and Gooseberry Patch cookbooks, Precious Moments and Cherished Teddies figurines, Build-A-Bears, celebrating the seasons, our 6 beloved pet birds, and much more besides! ♥
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