Thanks for popping in. Happy Christmas! Been doing pottery most of today. It’s quite romantic really. You see, at one end of the garage I have my pottery studio, and at the other end Dave has his woodturning lathe. And so we spent the day together, he making sawdust, and I glazing pots.
Certainly different to Christmasses past. Quieter for sure! That’s okay too. Usually I’m chasing my tail, in full throttle. We’ve always got a full house; Mum, Dad and the kids are already here, and the others are due to arrive just about now. We celebrate Christmas Eve, German stylee here you see, my Mum being German, so the 24th is the BIG DAY for us.
And it still is. Even though we can’t celebrate together physically this year, we are certainly all together in our hearts. I’ve spent the day tinkering away, thinking about all the people I love, and actually quite enjoying myself, safe in the knowledge that they’re all ok. All healthy, and all safe. I shall call them all this evening, speak to them, and aren’t I lucky that I can.
We will still be eating the same meal as always: Bratwurst and Sauerkraut, with mashed potatoes and onion gravy. It’s the law! Gracie proudly showed me all her German ingredients on Facetime yesterday! She went all the way over to Astoria to find the right bratwursts. And even found teewurst – lucky girl!!!! My favourite!
Oma (my mum) told Grace it was important to carry on the tradition of Heiligabend (pronounced Hi-lick-ahhh-bend!) the 24th, and that these things which underpin our culture do, in the main, get carried from generation to generation by the daughters. And Grace being Grace, she took that very seriously, as do I.
I also want to share with you that we transferred the Christmas Jumper money this week too. Didn’t we do well ?!?!? Every little helps.
Before I go indoors, light a candle and begin the evening meal for Dave and myself, I would like to wish you and your loved ones a peaceful Christmas.
I shall leave you with a little arty Christmas message. It never gets old….
Don’t forget, 9am tomorrow morning, I shall be showing you some lovely stamps on HOCHANDA, and then at 10am, if you fancy a little company, join me in the SHAC-SHAC, with a cuppa and a mince pie! We’ll doodle something simple…..
Love, Peace and understanding,