"Self-sufficiency does not mean 'going back' to the acceptance of a lower standard of living. On the contrary, it is the striving for a higher standard of living, for food that is organically grown and good, for the good life in pleasant surroundings... and for the satisfaction that comes from doing difficult and intricate jobs well and successfully." John Seymour ~ Self Sufficiency 2003

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Happy & Peaceful Christmas to you all

RMan is of German decent, and I am of English birth, thus, when we had our first child, we decided that we would combine our Christmas celebrations to embrace both sets of Christmas traditions.  This resulted in our having our main Christmas meal the night before - on Christmas Eve - instead of at lunchtime during the heat of the day on Christmas Day.

So may I take this opportunity before the rush of preparing for our Christmas meal on Tuesday of wishing each and everyone of my readers and very Happy, Peaceful, relaxed Christmas, filled with love and contentment, and celebrated within the Spirit of Christmas.
I found this wooden Nativity scene many years
ago when our children were very small - it was
in plain wood, so I painted it.
It has been a centrepoint in all our Christmas
decorations.

After all - there would be no Christmas without the
birth of Christ having happened over 2000 years ago.
Be safe - wherever you are.

24 comments:

DFW said...

Merry Christmas Dani.

Vicki said...

What a lovely idea - to combine Christmas traditions. It is important for children to know their heritage. Merry Christmas, from my house to yours.

Marlene aka Ouma Miaau said...

May the Spirit of what the celebration stands for, be forever in our hearts and minds. Be at peace and enjoy your off time!

Dani said...

Thanks DFW - you too :)

Dani said...

Vicki - I couldn't agree with you more.

I, too, love being able to travetse this planet through mine and all of your blogs. From my house to yours is very apt - thank you :)

Dani said...

Marlene - Thank you from the Western Cape to the Eastern Cape :)

Tami said...

Back attcha Sister Girl! And RMan too!
Be safe, Be well!

Dani said...

Thanks Tami :)

Harry Flashman said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours. I hope the coming year is a good one for you all.

Mum said...

A very Happy Christmas to you and your family.
Love from Mum
xx

Mrs. Mac said...

Lovely idea. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Leigh said...

The very same good wishes to you Dani.

Sol said...

Merry Christmas! I hope you have a lovely time.

Dani said...

Thanks Harry - and right back at you :)

Dani said...

Mum - and to you and yours :)

Dani said...

Mrs Mac - Thanks :)

Dani said...

Thanks Leigh :)

Dani said...

Sol - Thanks and ditto :)

Kris said...

Happy Christmas everyone! Love the little nativity set. Wish I could send you some cold (10F) and snow. *heh*

Dani said...

Oh, Oh, Oh - I wish you could too!!!! 34oC here at the moment. Merry, Merry Kris :)

1st Man said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours, including the new furry members of the family. It's funny, I've been wishing people well and saying stay warm on other blogs, I guess I need to tell you all to stay cool! Here's to a great 2014 for us all!

Dani said...

1st Man - The same to you and 2nd Man. Oh, for some cooler weather...

Keep warm and snug :)

Tania @ Out Back said...

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas celebration Dani! And I love that little nativity set, so cute!

Wishing you all the best for 2014 :)

Dani said...

Tania - Thank you. I hope yours was good too - and, hopefully, not too hot...?