Thursday, 9 January 2014

Winter Bucket List: Savouring the Season Linky Party 16...

“Laura felt a warmth inside her. It was very small, but it was strong. It was steady, like a tiny light in the dark, and it burned very low but no winds could make it flicker because it would not give up.”
-Laura Ingalls Wilder, The Long Winter-

Winter is well and truly here. It is dismal and dark and it has basically rained non-stop for two weeks. The back of our lawn is totally submerged under water and our new windows have been well and truly christened.

I always feel like "post-Christmas" winter is a season all of its own.

It is cold, dark and dreary, but there is still something special about it.

A chance to keep cosy in the house and cherish the thought that though the world outside seems dead, spring is working in the silence, under the ground, in the soil.

Sowing hope in little roots.

And so we're going to try and savour these weeks of winter cold and gloom, and find magic moments in the cosy comfort of home, warming winter meals and icey adventures...

What are you doing with these cold winter weeks? Share your bucket lists, activities, recipes, memories, adventures! Anything and everything that revels in this wintery wonderland.

The rules are the same as always; just link up and go take a look at a couple of others and drop them a comment to let them know you've stopped by...and lets share all the sparkly bits of winter that can be all too easy to miss!

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  1. Like the idea of keeping a weather diary :)

  2. Hi Claire, I've just discovered you via Suzanne Whitton and love your Winter Bucket List. My boys love wood-stomping, marshmallows and blanket-based activities! I'll look forward to joining the hop soon.

  3. Love the 'hope' side of your post. Totally right to be focussing on the positives. Like the fact that its getting lighter every evening (just a few mins, but that adds up over even a week!). I've added my Things I Discovered in December. I know its got some Christmassy stuff in there but there's plenty of other wintery stuff that applies to Jan! S

  4. your winter bucket list just reminded me we haven't done our thank you card yet! I think we'd like to make a fort and decorate cookies too. Have added my link - just so you're not confused by the review title of our post - we've got our snowman craft and winter messy play in the same post! xxx


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