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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

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July 12, 2005

Christmas in July

when we celebrate Christmas here, in Australia * Christmas Day is usually hot and I mean HOT !! not fun to be cooking a roast dinner with all the trimmings. So what we have started to do as a family is celebrate Christmas in July * when it is cold like it should be at Christmas.
We have a traditional roast dinner * with all the trimmings as well as plum pudding & custard. I decorate our dining room and have bon bons on the table. I also put up a small tree. For gifts, a few weeks before * we pull a name out of a stocking and we have to buy that person a gift from an opportunity shop for no more than $10. That way, we are helping the needy by buying from a charity shop and that is our Christmas spirit! It is such fun. This year I am buying old socks and using them as Christmas stockings * one for each person * full of fun treats *
today I am off shopping for my 'person' who just happens to be my eldest daugther who is getting married in October * what fun I will have with that *


Blogger melissa said...

What a wonderful idea. And such fun to have that to look forward to. I love the anticipation of things like that, probably even more than the actually doing!

10:10 am  
Anonymous Amy said...

I never thought of that, I just can't imagine having Christmas in the winter, December is summer for us too so I think of Christmas as being a time of beaches and barbeques.

11:40 am  
Anonymous Tania said...

hello ms*robyn :-)
just letting you know I'm trying out the recipe for orange cake you posted. It's in the oven at the moment.
Signs are good so far, hubby wanted to lick the bowl - he's NEVER shown an interest in doing so before.
I love orange cake. I used to make it from a 'Green's' packet mix and was really disappointed when they stopped making it.

BTW: Love your site. I discovered it yesterday.

1:00 pm  
Anonymous kali said...

I love the concept of having Christmas in July...that way we get 2! ;)

Just last week at Brookefield Vineyard, down the road from where I live ~ they had an AusMas ~ a country market with a Christmas theme...it was delightful.

2:24 pm  
Anonymous Tania said...

Me again. The orange cake is a roaring success.
Thankyou so much.

2:51 pm  

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