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YULETIDE GREETINGS

Post: # 135008Post invisiblepiper
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:09 pm

Today is the Winter Solstice - our shortest day - so tomorrow is really new year, when the sun is 'reborn'.
Go burn a log to rid yourselves of last year's troubles - then tonight light a candle to welcome next year's aspirations - some very old traditions indeed.
..........and season's greetings!
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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Post: # 135012Post Rosendula
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:18 pm

Best wishes for Yule! :sunny:
We usually have our 'Christmas' dinner on this day (buffet on the 25th which is prepared on the 24th), but both daughters are full of cold and feeling a bit down in the dumps, so we'll be having it between Christmas and New Year this time so I'm going to clean up my old bike instead. I'm hoping to be able to start riding it to the allotment, which should cut out about 10 minutes traveling time each way, giving me an extra 20 minutes there.

Have fun everyone.
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Post: # 135013Post becks77
Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:59 pm

Merry yuletide everyone, we are celebrating with a trip to Brighton to witness The Burning Of The Clocks
A local tradition to celebrate the winter solstice
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Post: # 135016Post Nomada
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:29 pm

Best wishes for yule, I'm off to the Calderstones!
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Post: # 135017Post Silver Ether
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:03 pm

Blessings All ... I already been tramping the woods this morning on a Solstice inspired walk ... and found out that we have our very own Glastonbury Thorn growing in Saltwells Woods ... Mega
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Post: # 135022Post StripyPixieSocks
Sun Dec 21, 2008 2:32 pm

Bright Blessings to you all :)

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Post: # 135031Post red
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:09 pm

we toasted the solstice with a glass of homemade elderflower champagne, from our own elderflowers. we froze the concentrate, and started it a week or so back.

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Post: # 135033Post Mr_Moon
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:18 pm

am going on a staff night out tonight, so yes i should be merry :P i will be celebrating yule and Christmas tonight... dose that make me a pagan Christan.... :scratch:

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Post: # 135037Post MuddyWitch
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:34 pm

Have a good one folks,

We have just put our Yule log on the stove now the Sun has set. It's a piece of an old apple tree we saved especially for tonight & with stove doors open the whole room is filled with the sent of apples, (VERY Pagan :mrgreen: )

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Post: # 135039Post linzibean
Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:44 pm

Hope everyone's having a good Solstice :) It's a lovely ham for us this evening, with beer and cheese bread, yum yum! Hope it tastes good after all that kneading :wink:
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Post: # 135071Post snapdragon
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:08 pm

Merry Yule to All

We have had a beef casserole feast, and cake but no ale as yet, log is on the fire :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Post: # 135111Post Millymollymandy
Mon Dec 22, 2008 7:41 am

Missed that, just looked at the calendar and thought 'Oh Yippee the days are getting longer now'! :cheers:
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Post: # 135122Post invisiblepiper
Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:17 am

Then Happy New Year MMM! :sunny:
Two roads diverged in a wood
And I took the one less travelled by
And that has made all the difference.
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Post: # 135140Post Milims
Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:22 am

Seasons greetings to you all! We kind of missed last night so tonight we are going to celebrate the first of the shorter days (IYKWIM!) with a bonfire. I guess this means I have to go in search of marshmallows to toast!
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Post: # 135180Post mrsflibble
Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:56 pm

brightest blessings to all!
we had a lovely day of being together, then we had a fire in the garden (contained in the old washing machine BBQ lol) and welcomed the sun back.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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