Autumn winds rest, leaves collected, no more left to catch. Winter has most definitely edged in; frost falls, snow follows and the final chapter of the year unfolds. Oh hello crisp mornings. Wellies on, scarves firmly knotted, we take brisk walks across frosty fields. The air is so clear we can see our breath.
At home the tree is up, baubles shine & spin. There's mistletoe under the porch and a glittery wreath on the door. Our stairs bannister is wrapped in berries and sparkly lights too. Mulled wine, mince pies, the house smells of Christmas. It's a time for love, friendship, get togethers and laughter. Our kitchen is a place where family and friends gather and feast.
Winter is a season of anticipation and delight. An end to the years work; rest begins, lazy days, long walks, box sets, books, board games and candlelight. A time to reflect on a year of life lessons and decisions, a time to remember and a time to forget.
A toast: to you dear one, final countdowns, celebrate the endings and cheers to what's ahead.
2023 you're going to be special.
But first, home for Christmas.
Winter you are magic.