This lead up to the festive season is truly the most wonderful time of the year.
In the northern hemisphere where wind, rain or snowflakes are falling outside, crackling fires, cosy winter woolens and hearty dishes bring comfort and joy.
In the southern hemisphere blue skies, sunshine and long summer days invite frolicking on the beach or an al fresco meal in the shade of a tree.
Wherever you are at this time of the year enjoy the simple gifts of life ... the magic of snowflakes falling on the window sill ... the sound of waves rolling to the shore ... or the beautiful song of the woodlands kingfisher.
Today I enjoy the beauty of a special tea cosy my mother embroidered ... a simple gift that brings such happy memories and much joy.