Sunday, 6 January 2008

...little women's christmas...stamping...musing...

sixth night of January...

In Ireland this last official day/night of the Christmas season is called "Little Women's Christmas" and is traditionally the time for the mother of the household to hang up her apron/oven gloves combo and be looked after by someone else. In these modern times lots of my mother's generation of women meet up and go out for dinner/drinks together...I don't know if my "younger" (ho hum!) generation women do it as I haven't lived there for quite some time now but I must find out. It's a good end to the season for the gals.

Today is of course also traditionally the day all decorations are taken down (which I know will shock some statesiders as I believe things generally move on more quickly over that side of the pond) but I managed to let Reva Girl twist my arm into letting them stay up for "just one more day". Which probably means until next weekend as I doubt we'll have time during the week to take them down en famille. Still, I suppose it gives us time to finish off the Christmas decoration storage box we've been working on (gotta recycle those cards somehow!)

(I will move on from things festive shortly, I promise)

Today we got out Ms. Reva's wonderful stamping set, a very thoughtful present from some friends which I anticipate giving us both hours and hours of entertainment...


we made a start on the Thank You cards (she puts so much detail in that we only managed two in as many hours!) and I sneakily manufactured myself a tag for my cookie cutters...


(having pilfered the little Xmas bag I made for Ms. Bester as storage - hey, she's too young too notice!)

Back soon with some belated New Year Resolutions...and details of some crafty Xmas gifts I received. I know, I know, I am out of synch with the rest of the blogosphere who all did this a week or more ago but I claim special dispensation due to my relative newness to this particular dimension of the space time continuum (you should also bear in mind that as I was wittering on about Easter about a month ago there is very probably very little hope indeed of me ever getting in tune with anything approaching real time)...

5 comments:

Katy said...

little women's christmas sounds fab...might steal the idea for myself and have it for random days of my choosing! The lights are indeed gorgeous. Lucky you for working near Convent Garden, just a quick nip down the road to my fave shop in the world, Liberty's. DH has to drag me crying out of there on every trip to London :)

The Coffee Lady said...

your blog is lovely

(Cappuccino, mumsnet)

Helen said...

What a lovely sounding tradition! I like the idea of little women's Christmas a LOT! Thanks for popping in and commenting on my blog earler today :)

Louise said...

I love the idea of little women's Christmas! How gorgeous are those Covent Garden lights. It takes me back to 1990/91 when I worked down the road in a little ad agency in Shelton St and spent many happy hours in that market on my lunch breaks. I LOVE that stamp set - how cool. My girls would have a ball with that.
Thanks for dropping by - it's nice to meet you!

Ali said...

I've not heard of little women's christmas before, but it sounds like a tradition well worth adopting!