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Monday, 1 December 2008

Advent begins - -

- - with an Advent sky today coming in to work, the softest peach where the sun was rising, turning to a golden shimmer as it paled and spread long pale fingers of light out over the landscape and the bay – so , so beautiful – I wish I could capture it and bottle it to share – it is so fleeting – this ethereal beauty of the morning skies – I always feel as if the heavens are giving me a gift – such an appropriate feeling for the beginning of Christmas don’t you think?

However it was so COLD – we had a heavy frost last night and there was ice on the windscreen – not common here let me assure you! When I got out of the car the ground was glittery & sparkling – more beauty – well to my eyes at least – so that it really did me think that today is the start of something special - - well it is of course as it is Advent & is also the start of 2008 Journal Your Christmas class with Shimelle Laine – so my first prompt has arrived in my Inbox with its idea of making a little promise to yourself, writing your manifesto, declaring your intentions – so here is mine – for 2008

I am going to -
Keep a record of this Christmas season
By making a few notes each day of my thoughts
Creating a little page - every day -
Just because I want to – and its fun –
To tell the stories of my favourite time of year.

That by taking a little Thinking time each day
that I can keep the true Spirit of Christmas
alive and kicking - not only for me
but for all of my family, so they can
look back at these memories with smiles.

That I meet likeminded souls
who will make this particular Advent journey with me.

To Share my creations occasionally with them as
they may do with me.

To remember why I love Christmas – not the
madly commercial variety – but that one that
Ebeneezer Scrooge promised to keep – so like him
“I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”


Skip the days when it gets a bit too hectic!

I also found an old fashioned Advent Calendar - the kind with little pictures behind tiny doors as opposed to a chocolate - at the weekend so have bought it for my desk - at home I have given B & R one with a chocolate inside - but am an old-fashioned girl at heart - so I prefer them without chocolate.


Jeannette said...

What wonderful Journalling, I'm so jealous! It reads like a book, I know where I'll be coming for inspiration, this has always been my weak point.

Sharon said...

I love your journalling Jennie. Words are always your strong point.
The picture of the advent calendar reminds me of the ones I had as a child.

lauren said...

What a WONDERFUL dedication/manifesto! LOVE it... and I may borrow your part about the "hetic" stuff! :)

Guinevere said...

Thank you for your kind words - Please feel free to "borrow" anytime!!

Alison5 said...

What lovely journaling Jennie, see you on the boards.