How has your Christmas week been so far?
Ours has been a mix of the beautiful and the exhausting.
Beautiful: parties, people, food, gifts, mystery, contemplation, carols, cups of tea with friends, gatherings, singing, dancing, being together, hugs, kisses, hand-holding, snuggling under fleecy blankets, candlelight, watching great films and funny programmes, talking about the future.
Exhausting: tidying, clearing, picking stuff up, cleaning, tantrums, tiredness, things out of place, things without a place, stuff, noise, break of rhythm.
Oh, its good to see that the beautiful list is longer than the exhausting one!
Yesterday was my birthday and it was filled with lovely moments. A walk on a frosty Tooting Common to feed the ducks on a blue sky day with my family (can anyone tell me the name of the big birds in the tree I snapped?),
An hour in the Champagne Bar at Harvey Nichols with my beloved (those bubbles have magic in them, they do!)
Being sung Happy Birthday to by my kiddies, with candles on the cake they made with their dada (an artists palette and paintbrush, Isabella’s idea). Good good friends round in the evening, sharing food and wine and their favourite tracks. Love it.
Now, dreaming of the freshness of the new year, plotting and planning my intentions…