The Gate To Stumpy's Snowy Field

Of Evergreens, and Roses and Heavenly Beliefs

Pippa and Ellie Christmas Leave a Comment

Tonight, is really a big secret, for it is the REAL start of Christmas, not the 1st of Advent or the Holiday season but that season of suspension between the Winter Solstice, when the Yule Log is begun to be burnt and the Wild Hunt roams the midnight forest, and Christmas Day and its apotheosis – Epiphany and the arrival …

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Ellie Dreaming of a White Christmas

Little Donkey

Pippa and Ellie Advent, Uncategorized Leave a Comment

Tomorrrow is December 1st and as we ease into the last month of the year, we also approach the season of Christmas through Advent.

Advent, is not only the Advert season, as I mentioned in my previous post, but the time for the Carol service and the Nativity play, endless pre-Christmas parties and extra gatherings for family and friends and, of course, the inevitable present-hunting and wrapping, and food shopping and house decoration and tree hunting and holly hiving…..and so on.

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Christmas Rose Advent Wreath

Advent

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Better known as the ADVERT season by the shops….

And here we are on the eve of so-called “Black Friday”, the day after Thanksgiving, and apparently £8 billion pounds is expected to be spent over the next four days…

Here I confess to feeling just a little bit hypocritical as this is yet another commercial site…but I hope that these flowers will bring joy for many years to come too, rather than, as I often have done, be a throw away, disposable purchase. That they are a symbol of the season…..

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