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!