The snow is still falling here and the garden remains white. Every now and then, more flurries come down and tidy away our tracks.
But we are snug and warm, preparing for the holiday and enjoying the peace of the season.
Well, with two extra boys in this rather small house, this peace is not so much in the sense of stillness and quiet! It is more the feeling of contentment and companionship Content that we have all we need, and enjoying the companionship of my step-daughter, her husband and two sons, who are staying with us for a few days.
I posted last week about their Christmas gifts, which I had made. We exchanged presents on Saturday after dinner, and the boys were really pleased with their art bags. H, aged 7, pulled out his pencil roll and exclaimed 'Cooooollll!' I was delighted -handmade is such a good feeling.
They got straight to work this morning - I love this image of H, staring up to Heaven for inspiration!
They happily drew and coloured and wrote all morning.
And John has had a bigger audience at story time.
Wishing you peace, wherever you find it to be.