Here’s how December went for me:
A- Z Blog:
In the “A to Z Blog Series” about how my treatments can help with common ailments, I blogged about the letters W, Y and Z.
W is for Wrist Pain
Y is for Your Busy Mind
Z is for Zzzzzz
Click on the links above for each in case you missed one.
At the first weekend in December, I got to experience my very first ‘Friendsgiving’, which was a gathering of friends (both old and new ones) and enjoyed a ‘Thanksgiving’ meal with them . It was such a great evening of gratitude, fun, chat, laughter, eating food , making new friends and of course an hilarious game of heads up. I love this idea and will definitely be doing it again.
Hot Chocolate Season:
As the days are getting shorter and my hands are getting colder, nothing beats holding something warm in them so for the next few months I will taste (for my own personal satisfaction and not an ad for anyone else) a different hot chocolate each week and here are the four I had in December.
-Le Petit Delice – Galway City
-Insomnia ‘on the go’ – Ballindine
-Le Fournil Hot Chocolate Kit Sligo Town.
-Costa – Oranmore
On the 21st of December, we celebrated the shortest day of the year here in the northern hemisphere, another nice gentle reminder from nature to appreciate the time to reflect and rest during the darkening days after Samhain. Reflect on 2018 and write some new and exciting goals, dreams and ambitions for 2019.
On St. Stephens Day we we took a spin out to Woodford, County Galway and took part in the ‘Wren run’ in aid of Pieta House. This is their third year organising this and it’s no easy job, organising 2 different routes (3km and 6km) tons of sponsors, wonderful prizes, musicians along both tracks and before and after , wren dancers ,the mildest St. Stephens day I’ve seen in years and of course loads of dogs (to entertain me) . Hundreds of people ran, jogged or walked it (I walked and talked all the way around ha ha!) But as ‘blow in’s’ we were very grateful for the warm welcome and wonderful hospitality that everyone had to offer. A beautiful way to get moving after the Christmas feed and such a great cause. Keep an eye out for this next year, it promises only to get better.
This month I read:
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas – John Boyne
Oh my God, what can I say about this book that hasn’t been said before only, what took me so long to read it. I know it’s a children’s book but it’s definitely worth a read (or re read) for anyone of any age. But be warned, have the Kleenex at the ready for that ending.
The 5 people you meet in Heaven – Mitch Albom
This was a re read for me. I first found this book about 10 years ago and re read it every couple of years. It’s a simple but nice fictional story about how everyone we meet along our paths in life have some effect on it and vice versa and while you might never know why, it’s important to remember it. It’s kinda reminds me of the Christmas movie ‘it’s a wonderful life’ in a little way. A great little read.
As I’m writing this I’m thoroughly enjoying a beautiful Christmas with familt and friends both in Oranmore,Mayo and Sligo.I hope you are happy, healthy and holistic this holidays wherever you are and whoever you are with.