Thursday, December 23, 2010

the solstice was...

camera refusing to use flash=blurry photos

rather tiring.

there were/are odd energies flying about, methinks, and i found the whole experience rather exhausting. i was awake and restless during the eclipse but unable to actually see it. so added to my series of restless nights, i'm thoroughly knackered.

but, there was...

a new scarf for Sebastian and a new wooly hat for B

a framed painting of mine for Savannah....

and books of paper airplane design and science experiments; a sticker books and a colouring book

Beauty and the Beast and Earth and The Silver Stallion...

and warmth and candle-light and a lovely roast chicken dinner.

but probably the best present of all was Savannah regaining her confidence on the back of a patient spotted pony named Lucy. she was grinning from ear-to-ear throughout the whole lesson and it confirmed for me that we did the right thing to move her to this much more nurturing and Real place.

and so...we're almost at Christmas. it's sort of hurry-up-and-wait at this point...a tiny bit of wrapping left, some nibbles to prepare for our Christmas Eve soiree tomorrow...but mostly i've shut down the busy-factory and encouraging kindness to ourselves.

wishing you all the very best of the season...much laughter, Light and joy...i'll see you all on the other side ;)



  1. Lots of love and happy relaxing times.
    Blurry photos are alive! xxx

  2. (((Hugs)))

    Yes actually I was the same, very restless, at the time I just thought it was the ear infection..but I wonder?

    Have a lovely Christmas :-)

  3. Hi Mel, It sounds like you had a lovely solstice, full of the normal joys of family life! We did much the same, lovely dinner, yule log, candles, then Tabitha set fire to her hair on a candle and burnt half of one side off, I nearly had a heart attack trying to douse the flames and she now is sporting a much shorter style, lol! I too am knackered, but once christmas day arrives, it is time to sit back and enjoy! I hope you have a lovely restful christmas, and look forward to hearing all about it in the after christmas lull!

  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Mel.

    I'm interested in the unschooling. As an ex-teacher, I have much sympathy for the decision to withdraw from the system altogether. My own education was in two progressive schools, the first very much along Summerhill lines, and I taught in similar schools for the greater part of my career.

    All the best to you and yours out there in the open!


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