The darkest day had a little more significance for us yesterday, as we had a power failure on the island. This meant that our Croileagan Christmas party was held by lamplight and candle light. Neighours with solid fuel and gas ovens warmed our sausage rolls and mince pies, and the whole event had an extra air of excitement.
We still managed to play our games - a combination of pass the parcel and forfeits, by wind-up lantern and battery operated cd player was a lot of fun.
Then it was out into the stormy day, heading for home. A day when we never saw the sun at all - and this was the closest I was willing to get to the stone circle.
And yet - the Sun did rise again this morning. The light has returned to us for another year, and we begin our circle dance once more.
So - let the feasting begin!
Wishing you all love and blessings for a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for all your beautiful words of friendship and support, as well as your time over the past year. xxx