Farewell to the Lord of Misrule

After the merry days of Christmas, and the quietly celebrated cosy days that follow, January with its-back-to-work associations can feel a flat and dismal month. And so as I start to pack up the baubles, throw out the greenery, and take down the paper chains, I’m plotting and planning some moments of cheer. After all,…

#ShareAdvent 2013: Day 11 – spread some cheer

Cold hangs around the house like the opalescent mist that all day has filled the valley.  It’s mid December and we’re nearing the deepest, darkest part of the year.  Thoughts turn to ways of brightening the short days and long nights, especially today, encouraged by Anna over at Skin and Blister blog, whose  #ShareAdvent prompt…