Posts tagged ‘holiday’

December 31, 2013

Happy New Year 2014! New Year’s Resolutions and More…

by evilnymphstuff

Last year I mentioned that I wasn’t really into New Year’s resolutions, but I still gave myself three little goals to achieve, and today, I’m going to review it and see what happened.

The first one was to focus on writing. Then I elaborated: And I sincerely hope that in the end of 2013, I am left with at least one polished and completed novel, ready to be published.

That didn’t come true. Well except that instead of ending up with a novel, I ended up with a short script, which I am now writing into a novella.

That isn’t disappointing or surprising though, because I know that this year was a year full of school work, being my last year in secondary school.

And that’s how my second resolution had been to work hard at school, focus on my studies.

Which I hopefully did? I don’t know I am still waiting for the results!

Then the third and final goal I had set myself was to find where I stand. I quote: I want to finally find my whole identity. I want to know – no, to be sure of – where I’m going. Who am I? What’s my mission? 

Did I succeed this one? I don’t know. Maybe. Or maybe I still have yet to learn about myself. In any case, during the year there were a lot of confusion and ups and downs about my identity and plans for the future. Fortunately, today, I know exactly where I am going and I know myself better than a year ago.

I know what I have to do ;)

camera into mirror

(just throwing in a random recent photo so as to keep this post more interesting hehe)

December 25, 2013

One Last Gift For Christmas | WPC

by evilnymphstuff

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is rather… challenging as it is ‘One‘. But well, Santa Claus always finds a way ;)

one gift and santa claus

Merry Christmas to all of you!!!!

December 20, 2013

Christmas Presents In Advance | Edition 2013

by evilnymphstuff

I remembered I made a similar post back in 2011 when I received my first and only Android phone, the Samsung Galaxy SII, in addition to a wonderful book of course.

Well this year, I also decided to get myself something tech-y as well as books and since I got my gifts way before Christmas (i.e. for more than a week)… today’s post is born!

But first, for the sake of the Christmas and holiday spirit, I’d like to share with you an event a group of YouTubers, including me, are doing to help other YouTubers, as during the holiday season we want to Do Good :)

Here it is:

Hope you have some spare time to watch it! If not, without further ado, here are my 2013 Christmas presents!

December 17, 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge | Community

by evilnymphstuff

This week’s challenge is based on the theme of Community. And here’s what I got…

silver christmas tree

 

At this time of the year our whole worldwide community stirs in unity due to the holiday season, especially Christmas.

May 25, 2013

An Evil Nymph Needs A Break…

by evilnymphstuff

Hi everyone!

This is to inform you that I… well, I… (it’s so hard to say it but) I need a break from the blogging world.

Yes, that’s why I skipped this week’s Picture it & Write, I’m sorry for that.

It won’t take long, I hope, but for the time being I’m backing away from my blog. I’m just having a hard time in real life for the moment; I’m going through a lot lately. Thus I decided to trim my hobbies/activities temporarily.

So that I can find myself again.

evolution of flower

This is my latest photo by the way :)

There are still some guest posts that I need to publish that I’ve already approved and scheduled in the past, which you will be able to read and respond to while I’m taking my break.

And I’m still going to tweet, so for those who are interested, here’s my Twitter: @DaphYin.

And well…

I’m really really sorry.

But I need to do this.

I don’t know when I’ll come back, but be reassured that I will. Hopefully I might still post some photos from time to time.

Again I’m sorry.

Till we meet again,

An Evil Nymph.

December 27, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: A Delicate Surprise!

by evilnymphstuff

Since I missed the ‘delicate‘ theme, I decided to blend it with this week’s ‘surprise‘! :)

Delicate

When I think of ‘delicate’, I think of something fragile and sweet… Desserts?

cute desserts

December 25, 2012

So This Is Christmas!

by evilnymphstuff

fallen angel

So this is Christmas…

But what have you done?

That night I saw an angel fall from the sky. Her golden hair gradually lost its shine as she reached the ground. Her beautiful white gown was stained with dirt. I could not see her eyes or her face, but I knew that she was the loveliest thing that could ever exist on Earth. She looked so fragile and innocent.

December 23, 2012

How I Decorate My Christmas Tree

by evilnymphstuff

Today, I’d like to share something special to you. I’m sorry if I’m missing the Weekly Photo Challenges – they’ll come a little late.

It’s Christmas time and every in the world, people are gathering within their family, among their friends, buying gifts, giving and receiving them, preparing Christmas dinner, and most of all, putting up the Christmas tree.

christmas tree

February 14, 2012

The Day Dedicated to Love

by evilnymphstuff

When I say ‘love’ I mean universal love, i.e. should it be partners’ love, parental love, friendship.

I think it’s too bad to only believe that St. Valentine’s Day is only celebrated by lovers. At school we all wished one another a happy St. Valentine’s Day and one of my friends told me that she was going to go out with her family for dinner tonight. Because they live in love.

So I love my friends and family… and my fellow readers and blogging buddies!

That’s why I’m going to share the awards I received recently and I’m going to ‘pass the love on’ as the saying goes. :)

With all my heart, I thank:

1. MoonLightened Way for the One Lovely Blog Award.

one lovely blog award

2. Leila Gaskin for the Sunshine Award.

sunshine award

January 5, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge: Winter

by evilnymphstuff

In Mauritius we are currently not in winter but in summer! Yep I always celebrate Christmas in summer ^^  But winter can also be associated with our moments of sadness and depression. When we feel bad, winter has settled in our mind. It’s all gloomy and dull…
But then we only need to light a match to melt the snow, to think positively again :)

little bursting firecrackers for children

This was my little cousins playing with sorts of firecraking sticks (harmless and beautiful!) for New Year.

In this wonderful period of renaissance (New Year) we should light up our inner winters and let the sun shine through!

An Evil Nymph.

December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas + Awards Giveaway

by evilnymphstuff

Christmas is finally here :)

And because this is an appropriate time for giving, I would like to share two blog awards with you! In fact I have been receiving the Versatile blogger award many times and most were given by Andy from dragoneystory.wordpress.com and the One Lovely Blog award from Ermilia (ermiliablog.wordpress.com) which I didn’t find time to pass on.

versatile blogger award icon

one lovely blog award icon

So I’m going to give both to 10 bloggers out there, excluding those who gave them to me. This will be my special christmas gift. The lucky winners are (in no particular order):

December 23, 2011

Weekly Photo Challenge: Self-Portrait

by evilnymphstuff

This is me and my Sony camera in front of our Christmas tree :)

self-portrait within a christmas ball

Alright I know that you can’t clearly see me through the red ball… but well I like the effect. I wanted my face to be clearer in the ball but there wasn’t better than that.

Anyway I’m busy with the end of year season and having fun nevertheless and I hope that you do too!

December 21, 2011

Christmas’s Ancestor: Yule

by evilnymphstuff

Today many Wiccans in the world are celebrating the winter solstice, also know as Yule. I’m not much of a practitioner myself because my family is strongly Catholic (not that they are narrow-minded but well… they somewhat know that I’m interested in Wicca anyway) but I love Wicca traditions and I always wear my purple pentacle during those seasonal festivals. Sometimes I find the time and opportunity to light a candle or incense for the goddess or use runes and symbols especially for healing and protection…

Wicca is simply everywhere.

Today it’s been raining cats and dogs though we had 100% sunshine during the whole week… and I’d like to thank the Goddess for that because my country has been lacking fresh water and we were in a period of drought.

drops of rain on the window glass

December 17, 2011

Gifts That Come From the Heart [My Christmas/Yule Wishlist!]

by evilnymphstuff

My dear friend Aurora made a Christmas Wishlist not a long time ago and I love this post so much that I wanted to share it to you and also my wishlist. The things we should wish for should be more abstract (like peace, love, etc) than material (iPhone, toys, etc), because in the end we find out that the toys begin to wear out and break whereas love of your parents or any other relative and friend remains forever.

wish you would love me

As I’m a fan of Wiccan traditions I also know that Yule is coming soon (around the 21st) and this is in a way Christmas’s ancestor. It is to celebrate the winter solstice. Don’t forget to light your red and green candles :)

So here’s my Christmas/Yule wishlist for the year ending 2011 :)

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