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daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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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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December 26, 2005

*Boxing Day*

well today we recover from yet another hectic Christmas Day * I often wonder why today is called Boxing day - there must be another reason besides the one where the rich gave boxes of food to the poor * In my family it is because by the end of the day * someone usually feels like boxing someone else's ears. 20 people are just too many to be cooking a traditional meal for on Christmas Day. Joe says that I have this wonderful vision in my head that it is going to be a storybook Christmas meal * with everyone acting the way I want * but it doesn't happen * So we have decided that next Christmas, we are all going to pack a glorious picnic to share and go to a park and have a family picnic. Where the kids can ride their bikes, we can play shuttle cock or just lie around doing absolutely nothing reading our books or snoozing on a blanket~ remember my motto ? *simple & selfish* ~ yep the picnic is going to be a new tradition which we all agreed is a wonderful idea.


Blogger Sharon said...

We did a similar thing one year - and it was wonderful... We may do likewise next year...

1:16 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

A couple of years ago we had Christmas breakfast in Commonwealth Park. Fruit, croissants, ham, cheese, smoked salmon, champagne - wonderfully relaxed with scarcely a soul in sight.

I must say that a cold meal, such as we had yesterday, is very easy. Our main course started about 1.00pm, then about 2.30pm we opened the presents, and about 4.30pm we had dessert (fruit salad, trifle, plum pudding) out on the deck - at least, those who were awake did; a couple were asleep on the floor.

1:35 pm  
Blogger Kali said...

I say do whatever feels right for you and your family...it is about what works for you. Your idea for next year sounds great :)
I hope you are having a relaxing boxing day my dear *hugs*

3:05 pm  
Blogger Garden girl said...

I'm going with the 'boxing of ears' theory! lol....seriously though I think its only to do with giving boxes of money to the poor - the alms boxes.

7:49 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

I think that is about the best idea I have ever heard for Christmas! Unfortunately it is very cold here. Need to work on that idea for next year.

Relax for a moment now!

1:53 am  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

You give us a delightfully different version of how to spend Christmas Day. I enjoy hearing how you do things in Australia. Merry Christmas to you and your family Ms*Robyn! (and...could you send me an email if you've time and let me know what the next swap is?..I'm not real sure how the yahoo group works yet and am behind things besides...thanks if you can)

8:35 am  
Blogger Shirley said...

As far as I know, Boxing day, comes from when people were 'in service' in houses and on Boxing day they got the're Christmas Boxes from their boss and got the day off

9:00 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh yes Ms*R I too have spent years trying to fulfill the magazine-spread dream, but isn't it sad that it aint like that in real life - we can try but end up frazzled pah! the picnic sounds much better idea, although still lots of preparation at least on the day it is no work!

9:26 am  

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