Friday, December 21, 2012


Happy yuletide everybody!

It's the shortest day of the year!  The end of the dreary dark days and the time of feasting!

I sit writing this at 3.46pm. At 3.15 it was going dark.  But no more!  For the next six months the days get longer and longer until they culminate in glorious midsummer day.

I am fortunate indeed to have finished work today, so this truly is the start of my holiday season.  I have my Christmas tree up:

my yule altar:

and my candles:

Sadly my yule altar looks a little sad.  I am having difficulty finding appropriate places for the altars in my new house.  But I shall get there.  For now, it is enough that I know where it is and can look at it.

I am wearing gold, green and red, I have a Wildhearts album playing, a cointreau and tonic to drink and for dinner tonight I am making pirogis and honey biscuits.  I am very sad that I have no mistletoe, holly, ivy or other ritual plants.  Nevertheless, today shall be a celebration.

I wish all of you a happy yule and a merry Christmas!

1 comment:

SallyP said...

It looks lovely.

Merry Christmas!