All posts tagged: december

Bright Spots | As The Year Draws In

        Our neighbourhood, as Christmas draws near. I mean, would you look at those mismatched socks pegged at the window? My heart. Fir trees standing sentry outside every pub on the Uxbridge Road. Thoughtful gifts, chosen with such care and attention. Sweet friends. A superlative sandwich in the fanciest of joints, to wish a colleague well. Frost spread across the field, as though a fairy-child made mischief with a pot of glitter overnight. The traditions we have sown, taking root in their second year – an early Christmas dinner for just the two of us, truffles tucked into bookshelves and baskets for hungry hands to seek, Sunday morning swims rewarded with brunch at home. Scribbling Christmas cards, licking stamps, and waltzing to the Post Office to stand in line, admiring packages under the arms of those in front, stamped, glittered, stickered. Wandering the suburban charity shops on a Friday noon for foraged treasures (vintage suitcase, check!), a favourite pastime of mine. Mist clinging to the air, peeling away as the day marches on. Mama, home from …

December Moments

December was all twinkle lights and cups of cocoa. Long plane rides and long train rides. Work interrupted by flutes of mulled wine and office parties in flapper dresses and sequins. Breaks for mince pies and card tricks. Sparkly evenings crowded around wooden tables, giggling and talking and pretending to be more put-together than two glasses of white wine allows. It was a fun and predictable whirlwind. Yet as photographs often do, it seems quieter captured stationary on film – milky winter light glimmering through holly leaves, a carousel frozen in time, a static rose in what was really a bustling city restaurant. And despite the black nights and blue-lit mornings, these pictures show a December that was all light and sparkle. And that’s how I’ll remember it too. I hope you had a sparkling start to 2015, too. More musings and pictures and tales to come on that too, but I couldn’t let December pass without a little word. Hope yours was twinkly and lovely too. xo