It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

  
A Christmas fairy has landed on my windowsill, surrounded by sparkling twinkly lights, and in the far flung corners of the house all things Christmassy are beginning to emerge from their year long slumber. Old long loved decorations and traditions are jostling for space and attention, but tucked in amongst them something new is appearing.

 
Strings of lights and lanterns make a beautiful backdrop to an emerging gin bar, right in the middle of our home. A never before seen Christmas event which might just have to become a tradition, depending on how well the event goes! It’s such fun planning a party, but all that forward thinking requires the balance of some calm contemplation every so often. I don’t often meditate with alcohol, but sitting down and sampling the cocktail recipes is a wonderful grounding after all the busy rushing around and gathering up of things. Some moments it seems are quite easy to enjoy! 

 Dont forget to pause yourself and have some fun, and some quiet moments, in amongst all the holiday rushing and doing! After all it is supposed to be the season of joy for all. 

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About greenmackenzie

Hi, I'm Seonaid, and I share my home with my husband, my son and a collection of cats and dogs. I am forever snapping shots of things which catch my eye. I love art which is here now and gone tomorrow...like food and nature...but also have a passion for vintage and the ancient past! Nature is my favourite muse, with her wild ever shifting seasons. I have been using and teaching mindfulness and relaxation for over 12 years, and have yet to become any sort of expert :-) I'm a Psychotherapist, and run the Maggies Highlands Cancer Centre, in Inverness, Scotland.
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25 Responses to It’s beginning to feel a bit like Christmas

  1. It was a wonderful party and occasion. We were so pleased to be a part of it all – even though as the designated driver I never had a sample of the good stuff! Wishing you and all of your family a very Happy New Year. ๐Ÿ™‚ xx

    • Thanks Kellie, and thanks so much for joining us and helping us to celebrate. It’s always good to hear that people enjoyed a partyโœจ๐Ÿ’•โœจHave a great time over in the States and a great 2016 when it comes xx

  2. Andrew Seal says:

    Sending you warmest wishes for the holidays Seonaid and wishing you a very Happy New Year ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. poppytump says:

    I bet it was THE place to be last evening Seonaid ๐Ÿ™‚ All looks rather festive and welcoming at your house there . Reading your earlier comment re100 yrs as the family house quite a celebration indeed ! Love Gin ๐Ÿ˜‰ funny but there was a lovely little foodie store in Lyme with various flavoured gins …and I was ALMOST tempted to buy a bottle of the Bathtub Gin ! Wishing you and your family a very happy joyful Christmas x

  4. ladyfi says:

    How lovely and festive!

  5. What a pretty fairy! I like your Bathtub Gin Bar. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Lovely decorations. I hope your party is everything you hope it will be. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Very Happy Holidays to you Seonaid … from both me and from Joanna. D

  8. Leya says:

    Sounds great, Seonaid – hope you have a wonderful party!

  9. restlessjo says:

    Not a gin drinker, Seonaid, but in surroundings like those I might be game to try. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have yourself a merry little Christmas time. ๐Ÿ™‚ Sending hugs!

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Have a very happy time Seonaid!

  11. That looks like great fun, Seonaid. Love your Christmas lights and especially the Christmas fairy. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. gwynnrogers says:

    I have NOT sat down with a hot toddy to contemplate the joys of Christmas in years. You will have to let me know when you will be relaxing so I can join you! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Your decorations are beautiful. Have a delightful and VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

    • You’re very welcome of course Gwynn, 5pm Sunday at mine๐Ÿ˜œ
      I recommend sitting by the fire to contemplate, but if it’s too warm….it is here….then some candles will suffice for atmosphere!

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