|I know you have seen him before but I just love this little Santa - he is actually a bell!|
Sorry about the break in posts, I'm having computer issues and on a happier note the last few weeks have been packed with social activities. The dark circles under my eyes required extra concealing today and while I would have loved a few extra hours sleep, I wouldn't have given up all the fun I had over the weekend.
I always find December a strange time of year. There is a certain frantic atmosphere as people rush about, finishing projects, organising presents, cooking feasts and treats. There is a certain sense of fatigue as it seems the effect of a year of work piles up. But there is also a certain joy in the air. A sense of celebration and frivolity. People walk around in Santa hats and with funny Christmas themed t-shirts. There are parties and gatherings. Christmas cards arrive in the mail and there is the anticipation of what lies in the brightly coloured parcels under the Christmas tree. It is a time of year where amidst jostling crowds of harried shoppers, Christmas carols and the excited squeal of a child who has just spotted Santa makes us all smile.
We attended three Christmas events over the weekend - two end of year parties for our dance schools and a Christmas themed BBQ. Each event was full of happy people. When talk turned to work everyone seemed to heave a tired sigh but in no time at all the conversation returned to holidays and fun plans. I caught up with a friend who I haven't seen in a year and it was like no time had passed at all. I'm exhausted after a couple of very late nights but my spirit has been lifted by the celebration.
All in all, it is a wonderful, crazy, frantic, joyous time of year.
|I love the growing pile of presents under our tree|