27 December 2012

hiatus


There is something sublime about the days between Christmas and New Year.  The pressure is off and small pleasures can be indulged without the least feeling of guilt.  I'm thinking here of christmas pudding and seriously creamy vanilla custard for lunch, cake and a glass of oloroso for tea, and long naps in the late afternoon.  There may be soup for supper, or maybe not.  The greatest risk of discord comes from whichever of the cats have missed out on the best seat in front of the fire.  There is a bit of walking, a quick trip to the plot to pick mizuna and radicchio, some reading, maybe some light sewing, time to reflect - not too long - on the past year and to hope for good things in the year coming.  Even if it is more rain.

7 comments:

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

These days are rather special, I agree, although I often find myself beginning to feel restless and ready to move into the New Year.

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

And I meant to say ... I hope the rest of Christmas's twelve days are all that you wish them to be :)

Esther Montgomery said...

And rain . . . yes, there will be rain.

Lovely to read relaxing posts. Hope you have a great 2013 - creative, productive, photo-and-trips-to-the-sea-full . . .

Esther

the veg artist said...

I love these days, too. Even though I no longer work, there is still a sense of not being expected to do anything.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

I remember , years ago , a wonderfully wild and arm-waving mother of five small children saying happily about this week , "And no food shopping to do ! There's all those Ritz crackers left " .
Enjoy the peace and that delicious custard !

Liz said...

Oh yes, I so enjoy this time, eating and drinking whatever you want whenever you want without causing eyebrows to be raised. You've reminded me we do need more sherry.

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Wishing you and your family a Lovely New Year!