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I live in Australia, my ancestry is in Cornwall. a Celt. a hedgewitch of sorts. I am an Earth Healer. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. A gypsy. An eccentric. a mystic. I am a searcher, a seeker, a pilgrim on Earth. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. I love to dream, to walk and to wonder

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December 21, 2005

early morning head stuff


why do I run around at this time of year, like a demented chook with it's head cut off?
do I do it for myself - well yes, I guess to a certain extent it is - but mostly I do it to make memories. Years ago, when I became a mum, I wanted my children to have a Christmas just like I had when I was a child - so I set about creating - and I have done well. Even if I do say so myself - my children still talk about past Christmases - the fun times * they each have their special memories...
then I became a grandmother * and I remembered my Christmases spent with both sets of grandparents - maternal * Nan & Pa and the paternal *grandma & grandfather. ....sadly they are not with us here anymore.
So, on becoming a grandmother - I wanted to make memories for my grandchildren -I have two grandsons at the moment. Thomas 6 and Jack 2. So I decorate and do fun stuff for them - buying junk Christmas stockings filled with absolute rubbish & out of date lollies, answer their questions about Santa with fairytale stories -telling them the story of the true beginning of Christmas, asking them to make me a Christmas decoration at school - hoping that in time, they will sit and talk about grandma and her Christmases.....that dearies, is why I persist in decorating....to make memories.
oh and by the way - all my 6year old grandson wants for Christmas of Santa is a pack of shiny pencils - isn't that gorgeous!

5 Comments:

Blogger Amy said...

he wants pencils? hmm you may have a little artist on your hands there Robyn...

7:57 am  
Blogger melissa said...

yep, makes complete sense to me!

10:10 am  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

Ah, that is lovely and the way I feel which is why the holidays are harder for me here. I have only lived here two years, I am a stranger in this town, my only daughter-child is in college in another state, my family is in yet another state, my parents have left me....I do still try to capture the magic but who sees it? I am getting better but old ways are hard to leave behind. I used to throw some amazing celebrations! Enjoy and savor these precious days....and buy pencils!

10:57 am  
Blogger Carol said...

I still cant believe that you are already a grandma! It's a lovely thing to create christmas memories for your grandchilds. My mum is doing it for my daughter and niece and nephew too, she is doing a wonderful job and I'll do it for my grandchild or grand nieces and nephews as well, if I'll ever get one/some that is.

12:35 am  
Blogger Dawn said...

You have inspired me to go and buy some extra "stuff" just for the grands...I am making a list right now. Thanks, ms*robyn.

3:15 am  

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