Monday, 29 December 2008

Merry-Go-Round... where has Christmas gone - again!

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.

Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left). If they haven't posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...


This month's question:
How do you celebrate Christmas/holidays? What traditions do you have?












How do I celebrate the holiday season? Obviously, doing nothing much...


Sorry I'm so late this month, but you'll see in the photos to your right that I am spending the holiday season in the kind of place where you - or at least I - can very easily lose track of time.


The photos show you the views from my bedroom, the kitchen hearth (the centre of all activity) and... my main role-model these days.


Other bad influences on me when it comes to keeping commitments : family meetings and meals. It's all rather dreadful. Luckily it only happens once a year and very soon now I'll have to go back to rushing around...


As for traditions:
Christmas is mostly about gathering whatever family is around - no children this year, so it's rather more relaxed but also less fun...
And then the game is eating and drinking fine, enjoyable stuff - more and better than usual but not so much that it spoils January...

Oh and, also, in the last two photos, our one persistent, Christian tradition, even though we're not a church-going family : the "Crèche", lovingly re-created by my mother every year, even when the children are not here to Oooh and Aaah about it - and also the Three Wise Men, wisely waiting (on the nearby mantelpiece) for Twelfth Night and Epiphany...

I wish you all the best possible New Year (especially all of you, lucky people with a brand new, hopeful and audacious president coming up...).




5 comments:

Ruth said...

My parents always put out a creche/nativity too! And I vididly remember the camel - yes always at a distance as it wasn't quite epiphany...but one year, he broke his leg - so I think we had the only nativity scene with a three legged camel - but he turned up anyhow!! Thanks for bringing that memory back to me!!! Happy New Year. Sounds like your had a lovely time.

Easterya said...

Merci Agathe, et Bonne Année à toi aussi !
What an absolutely gorgeous place ! The first pic reminds me of woods in my native rural Brittany, looks so peaceful and quiet !

Lily Pang said...

Agathe, It is so interesting. Love the view from your window. Your mom is so great. I love the Crèche. I makes me think that I should also create this sort of fond tradition in my home for my children.

Sara's Texture Crafts said...

What a beautiful view from your home... I am very jealous it looks so peaceful!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Sara x

'fancypicnic' said...

How beautiful!!

I love that creche...and the wise men waiting to make their entrance. We have a nativity that I hope will last for many more years, for one of my girls to take as their own when they have their own family. I inherited my aunt's nativity this Christmas, so it looks like they'll get one each!

Sorry I missed this post last month xx