Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Why I Love The Winter Solstice

    Today, the Winter Solstice is a day I look forward to. I go into Autumn thinking of cosy evenings by the fire, crisp frosty walks with the dogs and of course Christmas. To be honest by this day every year I'm getting a bit sick of it! I'm worrying about heating bills, most of the sunny frosty days just seem to be cold rain and mud in the park and Christmas is all getting a bit stressful. However today is such a positive day. I can start counting down to spring and all the things I love to do. Even though January and February can be cold and miserable I can see every day a few minutes more of light. Today apparently we get just 7 hours and 49 minutes of daylight, but every day there will a couple more minutes added on. Every evening when I walk Bud I think won't be long before we are walking in the light in the evening and every day the hens get put to bed a tiny later. Definitely a cheerful day!
    In our countdown to Christmas things are going quite well. We are still using local shops and tomorrow we will be buying the turkey with points saved on our Co-Op loyalty card. Last minute presents will be bought tomorrow using my eldest daughters Amazon prime for next day delivery. I'm a bit bothered things may be going too smoothly, something has to go wrong! I hope everybody is having a stress free run up to Christmas.  Here is another photo for our Christmas slideshow.


 

8 comments:

  1. I dread the coming of spring and summer. Autumn and winter are definitely my favourite seasons for health reasons as well as the fact I just love to snuggle by fire and candle light. A day with heavy frost and bright sunshine though can't be beaten-x-

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    1. Isn't it funny how we all like different things. My eldest daughter is with you Sheila, she loves every minute of winter! Jane xx

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  2. I love the changing seasons...wouldn't it be boring if each day was the same. x

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    1. You are right though. It is nice to have variety. Jane xx

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  3. I am longing for Spring, I find Winter so depressing x

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    1. It's the light evenings I miss really, it just seems to give me more energy. Jane xx

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  4. Sigh..... Imagine dreaming of a white Christmas was it's 36 degrees:( I so miss the 4 seasons. Thank you Jane for giving us little glimpses of your home, just beautiful:) Linda xx

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    1. You are right Linda, It is nice to have seasons and Christmas is cosier in the cold. Jane xx

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