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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 20, 2005

spreading the Christmas cheer



this afternoon I am having my neighbours in for Christmas cheer * actually afternoon tea served with my Christmas cake * almond & cognac shortbread * maybe some egg-nog * I buy this already made - and heat it gently on the stove, stir in some brandy * pour into a glass & grate some fresh nutmeg on the top ~ chrismas-liscious !!
On my mantle - I have vintage glass dishes with chocolate coins & bells ( lindt of course) * candy canes in glass jugs. I have the spice candles burning * christmas music playing softly in the background & table set - just perfect for these last few days leading up to Christmas

8 Comments:

Blogger Kali said...

I know I'm not a neighbour but ooohhhh, how I wish I could come & share in that wonderful sounding Christmas Cheer !!

12:25 pm  
Blogger Lady Laurie said...

Oh Yum,I am really in the mood for some eggnog now! Having your neighbors in to share some Christmas cheer is such a lovely idea~I hope you all had a wonderful time!

12:26 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

I wish all of us blog neighbors could get together for a Christmas Tea.
Have a wonderful afternoon

12:27 pm  
Blogger Shell said...

I want to be your neighbour!

3:14 pm  
Blogger Amy said...

oooh Hope you all have a good time!

4:39 pm  
Blogger Carol said...

Hmmm that sounds delicious Robyn I'd love to be your neighbour and pop over right now!

5:58 pm  
Blogger berryhead said...

the NOG sounds delish! How neat!

12:34 am  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Ken and I have not often been blessed with the kind of neighbours who would come in for pre-Christmas drinks and nibbles. Broken marriages all around us; divorced or separated women with out of control teenagers...Well, not all of them, but sometimes it feels like it! We are going across the road for a BBQ on Friday with one set of neighbours who have always been friendly, and whose kids (now grown up) have never been any trouble. But they have always been busy with their own life, and this is the first time we have been invited over.
There used to be a family next door to them, who were really great - they always had half a dozen families in the area in for either Xmas Eve or New Year's Eve, but they have moved, and since then, I have tried to continue the tradition, but nobody seems to want to get together any more. :-(

5:48 pm  

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