Tuesday, 21 December 2010

White Christmas

Well it has been snowing, cold and icy for 5 days now-
with more snow forecast. 
The whole nation has come to a standstill with roads closed, 
airports in caos and only some trains running.
We have had more snow here on Anglesey than has been 
seen in 25 years.
So it means no adventures (except sledging down local hills) 
and no shopping jaunts.
The only thing we can do is bunker down, 
pull the blankets up to our chins 
and enjoy the company of local friends, food and of course pubs -
 the only things that really matter.
So a Merry Christmas to you - no matter where you are.
And let's hope for a fantastic 2011.

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Abundance of greenery

My wreath with eucalyptus, fir, gum leaves, thistle (and always the Aussie),
 tiny painted silver  gum nuts

With snow on the ground and a distinct Arctic chill in the air a group of us got together to make Christmas wreaths - the first time I had ever made one. 
We had piles of greenery, berries, dried fruits and other gorgeous bits to decorate our wreaths with.
For me it was a really calming experience after 3 solid weeks of cutting, filing and pounding silver and constructing jewellery. 
I was able to switch off and just play with the resources on the table in front of me.
We all ended up with very different, beautiful and unique wreaths to hang on our doors.
Showing, I guess, a reflection of our personalities 
and moods on the day.