Sharing a peek in the window at our festive celebrations!

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Wisdom Space

Once again, the writers of The Calm Space open their windows and their hearts and share a little of their festive celebrations, and a lot of their festive spirit with you! Our pop quiz this week: Who once forgot a gift for her husband at Christmas? And who leaves all her shopping to the last […]

Ceremonies, Rituals, Songwriter Quirks and Weirdness…

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Sound Space

When I hear the word ‘ceremony’ I immediately have the chorus of an 80’s band float through my head; well, not float as such as it’s by a rock band but that’s another story. But, when I stop to notice the world and its simple pleasures, I realise there’s more ceremony and tradition around me […]

Do You Hang on TOO Tight to Ceremony?

December 22, 2009 by  
Filed under Relationship Space

When you grow up in a Catholic household with strong Irish heritage, there’s never going to be any doubt about living in a world steeped in ceremonies and rituals. When your Myers-Briggs personality type is identified as ESFJ, then one of your values is Social Tradition.  So ceremonies and rituals become a useful and successful […]

5 Ways Rituals Add Magic to Your Life

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Serenity Space

Ritual is the way you carry out the presence of the sacred. Ritual is the spark that must not go out. ~Christina Baldwin Make magic out of the mundane! Introduce the sacred to your day, every day. Lift your life to a higher level by turning the ordinary, everyday acts you normally do by rote […]

Sharing MORE of our Holiday Magic!

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Wisdom Space

Three wonderful ladies share a peek into their festive celebrations this week! Can you pick who would like to spend Christmas on an island resort kissing her husband? Or who is forgoing shopping and gift giving for the pleasures of baking and charity this year? And who is the wonderful lass who loves to decorate […]

A Christmas Dinner to Remember

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Design Space

One of my favorite Christmas Traditions is our midnight Turkey.  Yes,  I know it sounds crazy.  But when Christmas Day is coming to an end; when most people can barely tolerate another walnut, and are finally resting their heads, our table is being set for the first carving of a slow roast turkey.  Oh we […]

Ceremonial Nature

December 15, 2009 by  
Filed under Nature Space

The city of Edinburgh has a riverway which runs through the very heart of the cityscape.  The Water of Leith flows past fecund allotments, historical sandstone structures, new riverside luxury developments, muddy football fields and busy intersections.  Past graffiti slogans, traffic crossings, Starbucks and builders’ yards. The river itself is accompanied either side by a […]

Sharing Our Holiday Magic

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Wisdom Space

Pop quiz: Who cries watching Holiday Inn and wants cuddles with her granddaughter for Christmas? And who is lucky enough to spend Christmas on a boat with her beloved and her puppies? Our writers share a precious peek into their festivities… Angela Esnouf Angela writes Organising Space and you’ll find her at Creating Order from […]

Ceremony of the Brandy Cream Sauce

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Living Space

Christmas is full of ceremonies. When I think about it I think of church, Christmas concerts at school, the sharing of food, the giving of gifts and many more little ceremonies that give richness to the season. My favourite ceremony of all is one that is special to my family. It was started by my father many […]

And the Angels Sang

December 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Kitchen Table Space

Cradling a coffee to my lips like a prayer in a begging bowl, I sat alone, half hidden behind a pillar and a potted palm. The owner of the hotel, a friend, kept throwing me reassuring glances. The lights on the huge Christmas tree twinkled and raucous laughter and the smell of beer drifted in […]

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