Coming down out of the freezing sky with its depths of light, like an angel, or a Buddha with wings, it was beautiful, and accurate, striking the snow and whatever was there with a force that left the imprint of the tips of its wings — five feet apart — and the grabbing thrust of its feet, and the indentation of what had been running through the white valleys of the snow — and then it rose, gracefully, and flew back to the frozen marshes to lurk there, like a little lighthouse, in the blue shadows — so I thought: maybe death isn’t darkness, after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us — as soft as feathers — that we are instantly weary of looking, and looking, and shut our eyes, not without amazement, and let ourselves be carried, as through the translucence of mica, to the river that is without the least dapple or shadow, that is nothing but light — scalding, aortal light — in which we are washed and washed out of our bones. Author

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Driving Home For Christmas

Todays card is from the Gruffies and Happy Hoppers cd rom by Joanna Sheen. I love this image of the gruffies in the car with all the christmas presents piled high on the car roof. I have travelled many a distance with the presents taking up every spare inch of room. Children with presents under their feet, on their knees and a dog tucked in between. But there is always the feeling of expectation and happiness. Something magical in the air. This card has made me think of the Chris Rea song..Driving Home for Christmas...and now I can't get the song out of my I have special friends that come to the village over the festive season and their visiting always adds to making the christmas season so special. It is a time for remembering times gone by and a time for sharing new ideas and dreams.
Next week I am looking forward to putting the christmas decorations up. It may take a while..we had planned to put them up this weekend but son is out getting festive. Today is the special weekend in Betws-y-Coed..the christmas lantern parade, the lights everywhere and all the shops staying open later. It has a great christmas feel and is enjoyed by everyone in the local areas. It is something that only started a few years ago but is now looked forward to by everyone. He has his christmas shopping planned and is looking forward to an ice-cream. It goes through me the thought of an ice-cream when the weather is below freezing but he loves it. I wonder what christmas flavour he will go for tonight. I will let you
So this afternoon I will be crafting with christmas songs playing. No doubt there will be the sound of raised at the cats. They really don't like it when son has left the valley and will no doubt play revolving door with the biggest cat flap in the world. One of the cats called Tankie Tutu, I know will be back and to...she does prefer it when son and I are in the same room. On one occasion son went to a concert in the village hall and she went and sat outside the whole time, walking back up the hill with him when it was over. Bless her
Well the coffee is calling...I hope that you have a really good until tomorrow..take care and happy crafting.

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Allsorts Challenge - Inspired by a christmas song or carol


  1. Lovely card, thanks for playing at Allsorts this week, xxx

  2. Fabulous card, thank you for your application to join us at Gruffies & Guests good luck
    Shaz xx