- I'm so glad to see you! I hope you feel my warmest welcoming hugs when we get inside the Old shop and Café. Outside it's cold and snowy so we all long for a warm cup of tea or coffee together with something sweet. (you can click on the following photos to enlarge them)
We find that the little room with the fireplace is waiting for us with its small antique tables and chairs. We're chatting about our lives and how we're going to celebrate Christmas. I think that our talking also will concern serious subjects of tragical incidents in the world, but I hope that we also share stories of the good news. Tell each other about people with so much of benevolence even if their deeds never will be on the headlines.
This is also a place for tranquil moments which I think is on the top of the wishlist for many of us. Before we all return to our RL we look around in the shop and maybe find something for our selves or a present to someone we know.
It's getting late and it's time to go outside, say goodbye and wish everyone
While I'm doing all the preparation for Christmas I also like to decorate the house with books that we've bought to our children for Christmas when they were younger. But a favorite I've got is a book that my husband bought to me in the early nineties when he studied English. It is The Jolly Postman, I love it and my nieces too, so I will put this one in the guest room when they come for Christmas eve.
The book is like a postbag of real letters to well-known characters like Goldlock that you can open and read. And now we're talking REAL letters like we wrote in the "good old days"! Not an e-mail or SMS...
I think it's mesmerising (a new adjective I learned this year!) that it will be the third time that I ask you to join me some days before Christmas. I will follow the tradition and have this cyber meeting in the old shop and café not far away from my where I live. This time I'm sending you the invitation already now so you can put a notice in the calendar. I will be here waiting for you from the 18th of December and I hope we can admire all the things in the shop and have a cup of coffee while we're catching up with all that have happened.
I'm looking forward to this very much, to see you all and you're welcome to send my invitation to other cyber friends that you would like to meet here. There's a place for everyone, we just put one more chair around the table.
Out for a walk along the river, it was grey, not rainy but the mist was dense, and someone I met called it a horrible boring weather. Before I got out I had the same thoughts about the weather, but when I stood there I didn't agree as I just had told myself to stop taking photos as I was out for a power-walk.
I really enjoyed the environment and the air felt very clean and easy to breath. It was so beautiful, the landscape was covered of something that gave a very calm and soft appearance. I decided that I was going to show some of the photos on the blog and without any kind of retouching, just with frames.
I wasn't alone, there were a lot of people along the path this Sunday morning, many of them with their dogs. Another animal that flew over my head several times was the Canada Goose. They came howling in V-formations and I tried to get them which wasn't easy as I only had my mobile. I missed them all the time! When I was almost at home I heard them coming along the river.
- Now I'm gonna "shot" them!
Like a hunter with it's prey I felt really pleased , but the photo wasn't the sharpest so I permitted myself to play a little with this one only. If last weekend was Grey November, we can call this weekend White December. This is what I woke up to this morning: