My mother always used to say...think of something you want, and you shall have it. Not necessarily in the wishing for presents and getting them..more wishing good things. I have practised this over several years and many good things have come my way, and I feel particularly happy when this occurs.
A few days ago I went to have lunch with a friend...Roz gave me soup and cheese, and I provided home baked bread and chutney. I had been wondering at the same time, quietly to myself, about what I would put in my vase this week. Just as I left, Roz kindly gave me a few small twigs of what she called Winter Sweet.
Today I even thought that my recycled twigs and holly and Winter Sweet may not be quiet enough..but I still kept up this thought that something would come, and then I saw White Heather out in Bloom in the front garden. As white heather has the tradition of bringing Good Luck, it is the main flower in my arrangement. A little Variegated Holly, aromatic Bay Leaf with tiny white flower buds about to burst open, and twigs of Cornus Sanguina recycled from last week. Dangling from a twig is a home made Christmas Decoration, made at our WI, mirroring the Decorations at Upton House. The card is my Little Grand daughter's which arrived in the post a couple of days ago.
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To all who read this A Very Happy Christmas. I leave you with this..taken at Upton House on Saturday, where the house was recreating the Christmas during the War when the Bank Staff had been moved to the Country House, but non the less prepared for Christmas.