Saturday, December 23, 2006

Did you know the derivation of the word Yule? Me neither, till I asked the oracle (aka Wikipedia) and found it's from the Anglo-Saxon word for yellow - "geol” - since "Yule as a midwinter festival had much to do with "bringing back the sun" and creating bright and shining sun- and fire-themed decorations and festivities." 

Appropriately, this has been a bright and shining week, starting with the lively Merlin Theatre party at Christies Wine Bar where Dimitri provided tapas and Secret Santa provided presents.
And despite the fog, Bristol shone bright on Solstice night: - amazing meal with my sons & their families after a great walk around the city best-bits.

This is Florrie's first christmas so there have to be books...

Peter & I celebrated the solstice more quietly next day with a foggy walk along the Bath skyline woods where the trees glittered with ice droplets and frosted spiderwebs. If this was a card the caption could be that Thoreau quote: "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

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