And in the blink of an eye Christmas is over.
It’s the same every year. Well, I say that yet this year I didn’t get caught up in the swing of it all. I was sensible and did everything last minute to make sure I didn’t overspend, I knew exactly what everyone had and only bought what food we needed.
Now on to the planning for a new year and a new decade. On Friday I shared a post talking about setting personal growth goals instead of resolutions. This is something I will be doing over this next year. I find that with resolutions I tend to go wide, covering a large area rather than focusing on the specific. Not this year.
This week’s faves…
You may or may not know that I have an interest in the natural world and everything that comes with it including witchcraft and astrology. I find it fascinating how nature plays such an important part in our lives yet many of us miss out on this aspect.
Last Sunday was the Winter Solstice, and depending on how you look at it, it was the longest night or the shortest day of the year. I am interested in finding out a bit more about what this means to us know and our ancestors. The Witch of Lupin Hollow shared an interesting video on the astrological side of the solstice. There’s always something new to learn isn’t there.
Wild Spiced Honey Cookies
Seen as we are now into the Winter season, it is this time of year I feel the pull to start baking. The smell of freshly baked food warms a cold home no matter what the weather is doing outside.
One thing I also like to do is find old recipes to try out. One of my favourite blogs to search out new old recipes is Gather Victoria. Each recipe has a story behind the origin and history. This one includes Baba Yaga, someone I’ve heard of but not really looked into. It’s an interesting read.
New Year Tradition
Last year I started a new tradition, I had a yearly tarot reading that laid out what was in store for the year ahead. It was the first reading I had had in a very long time and I didn’t really go into it with any expectations or questions.
It didn’t paint a very good picture and upon reflection of the past year, most of it came true. Now I know many of you will probably say I was influenced by the reading in my decision making but I wasn’t. I didn’t consciously think about the reading again until November when I stumbled upon the notes my friend made from it. SO, I book another for next and this time I knew what I wanted to find out from it.
If you want to have a go yourself, Moody Moon’s has shared a post detailing how to create your own New Year’s Wheel of the Year.
Enjoy the last week of the year and decade…