Friday, December 23, 2011

And the wheel turns once more.


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

24 comments:

  1. Aww, Love and Blessings to you and yours too Jacqui. Val xxx

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  2. Warm holiday cheer sent your way, Jacqui!

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  3. Keep warm up there!
    It's pretty nice feasting by lamp light - glad you still got to enjoy your treats.

    Love Leanne NZ

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  4. it all sounds magical and delightful, you have the most special celebrations there. merry merry christmas jacqui!

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  5. I read about your power cut. Hope its the last one and you have a bright Christmas.
    Nights are already getting shorter!

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  6. What an exciting celebration.
    Merry christmas to you.
    Enjoy! xxx

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  7. I hope you don't have any more power cuts (unless you really enjoy them!), and have a very wonderful Christmas. I bet James is excited! Thanks for all your loving support over this year, Jacqui. x

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  8. Merry Christmas Jacqui,

    Thanks for all the pictures and words of wisdom throughout the year.

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  9. we had our school nativity by dim emergency lighting and battery operated cd player too! added a lovely air to the whole thing. Very prone to power cuts in this village.

    Glad your light is coming back and have a fabby Christmas!! xx

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  10. I bet candlelight made it better! Lovely photos but the storm photo looks fierce!

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  11. Merry Christmas and all the best for the new year.

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  12. Midwinter blessings to you too Mama. X

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  13. sounds like a gorgeous and beautiful celebration. We generally don't get much sunshine here, so I was surprised that we had a day of sunshine during the shortest day of the year! A little treat for us, I guess. : )
    Happy Solstice & Merry Christmas!

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  14. Sounds like you all had a great time and were not going to let a power failure daunt your spirits!!

    Wishing you, John, James and the extended family a blessed and peaceful Christmas.

    Love San and co xx

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  15. Looks like so much fun! I love your new header photos, too. Merry Christmas to you! :)

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  16. Power cuts always make such special memories, I always feel disappointed when the power comes back on.

    Seasonal blessings to you all. Have a wonderful Christmas, and we'll see you on the other side!

    xx

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  17. Wishing you and yours a very merry and blessed Christmas!
    -Jaime

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  18. Wishing you and your family a wonderful, happy Christmas Jacqui. You're right, it's a very happy thought that our little planet is slowly turning towards the sun once more and it won't be very long before the hidden bulbs take notice of this and start pushing up through the soil. Keep cosy and warm up there and sending lots of love xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  19. thanks for all your lovely pictures and wonderful stories of your life this past year. it has been a delight to stay in touch this way. many blessings to you and your family for Christmas and the new year.

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  20. A fine Xmas & New Year to all in the Isles, and elsewhere.

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  21. Candlelight seems like such a wonderful way to spend this lovely holiday. That photo of the sky is amazing!! -your Barefoot friend :)

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