May we wish you a very Happy Christmas and a comfortable New Year!
Just in case our proper Christmas card hasn’t made it beyond the postal strike, this is our Hall! It’s decked with the rooted Christmas tree, in a vintage pot once more.
The tree that has waited patiently for its turn to shine once more in a corner of the courtyard gardens, now has centre stage for our welcome to Ednovean!
We’re looking forward to the vibrant days of spring and the balmy days of summer now aren’t you? Then is will be time to paddle our toes in the sea once more. Of course, we celebrated the festive season here with the salt of the sea in the air, homemade wreaths on the gates and the scent of the traditional Christmas tree filling our home.
Christmas with salt in the air!
You might remember that I mentioned a pilgrimage to the beach was sorely needed in my last Winter Blog? Well we’ve visit the broad sands of Perranuthnoe’s beach twice recently!
The Winter Solstice Sunset
The first visit was for the Winter Solstice sunset.
The depth of winter is always a perfect time to watch the sun setting over the sea from Perranuthnoe’s own beach.
The tide was high that night and the sea thrashed against the slipway as we watched the sunset slip away over the rolling waves.
Low tide on Christmas Morning
Then on Christmas morning we changed our usual tradition of “Christmas lunch” to late afternoon supper. And – well, what a difference it made to our day we had time for a walk but definitely not a Christmas swim Brrrr!!.
I think most of the village had the same idea of course! I thought that Boxing Day would be the day of migration to the sea! But no, families and friends formed into happy groups spread across the distant sands, tiny dots in a Lowry landscape. Our winter walk felt joyous with the happy atmosphere created on the crisp sands that day, cocooned within the roar of the sea and wrapped beneath billowing clouds.
So again hoping you’re well and wishing you a warm and comfortable Christmas, from all at Ednovean farm.
Here’s my festive album with a snapshot of our Christmas (sans washing up!)