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Oh… and before any one asks… NO! I am not ready for Christmas! 😀

So… it has to be said… me telling folks I know, that I’m writing this has been met with much hilarity and raucous laughter… I’m not best known in these parts for my love of the festive season… I’ll spare you the litany of yuletide disasters that have befallen the Sealey household over the last 20 odd years… But let’s just say… when I see this card… It’s not the tree that I at first notice… It’s the row of exploding heads… and then the cat that looks like it’s pissing up the kid’s leg, just for good measure…

And this year… I have been particularly foul of temperament when that dreaded C word is mentioned…

A friend asked me… so… what is it that’s annoying you about Christmas?

I said… you know what’s annoying me? Every BLOODY thing!! It’s been annoying me this year since June 7th when in my facebook newsfeed, up pops – ONLY 200 sleeps to go! ONLY 200!!! Seriously… who counts down 200 sleeps? I have 10 years worth of stuff to squeeze in between early June and that C word 😀

But… before you pelt me to death with humbugs… I’ll rein in the rant and share a couple of things that snap me out of my gnarliness 😀

STARS!!! I LOVE STARS!!!

Yes… I know they are there all year round 24/7 but Winter stars are the most sparkly… But why I love them the most, is because they take me back to when I was dreaming into the future…

When I first met the now long suffering Mr S, it was a harsh and bitter Winter… He would come a wooing and take me out and more often than not, it was snowing big fat fluffy flakes that fell into drifts that stopped the traffic from running and we walked everywhere… me with my hand wrapped in his warm palm and stuffed into the pocket of his donkey jacket. On one biting cold night in between bouts of snow, the frost came down hard and he was walking me home. The sky was completely free of clouds and shimmering and twinkling with too many stars to count and the ground… it glistened… and glimmered… I remember thinking… Oh… Poor old Dick Whittington… and his streets paved with gold… The Cosmos has strewn down a billion diamonds onto our path…The thought was engulfed by a wave of bliss and a feeling of this is exactly where I am supposed to be… then came the whoosh of realising how microscopically tiny we were in the vast infinity of creation… and every cold, frosty, starry night takes me right back there.

The other thing guaranteed to snap me into seasonal smiles… Evergreens…

For me, as a child there was a distinct starting point that marked that Christmas had arrived… It happened every year on Christmas Eve, when my Grandfather would arrive at our house, bringing Holly from his garden that was placed up over the fire place and across the tops of mirrors and any big picture frames that would hold it… Yes… The arrival of the green stuff on December 24th… funny! I don’t remember anyone ever saying oh! ONLY ONE MORE SLEEP ‘TIL CHRISTMAS!!!

In fact… I don’t remember anyone ever counting sleeps before The Muppets’ Christmas Carol… I’m going to blame The Muppets!! But I won’t hold it too hard against them… 😀

So… I thought I’d delve into The Druid Plant Oracle to find some Winter goodies to share…

I found there, the Mistletoe and the Ivy… But no Holly…

But not to worry… there’s 3 blank cards in that deck, to do with as you will… So here is my Holly card… And instead of The Muppets’ Christmas Carol… I will let my Holly sing you out with the words that are hidden in Ogham alphabet in the border…

Festive Blessings to you All

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A Bright New Year!

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