Christmas’s Ancestor: Yule

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

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

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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Christmas Presents – in Advance –

Hey I hope that everyone is enjoying the Christmas and New Year holidays 🙂 For Christmas, as I don’t believe in Santa Claus anymore LOL, I usually ask a special present and I get it in advance. Yes indeed IN ADVANCE. Why?

i) I’m so excited that I can’t wait,
ii) I prefer to give gifts instead of receiving one for Christmas.

I love the fact that I can surprise my little sister or help my parents wrap the presents. I like to be Sister Christmas you see 🙂 This holiday season is a time for giving, sharing… 🙂

And for those good deeds (that everyone should do), sometimes in the end I get an additional gift that appears in the middle of the early morning (after midnight lol) under the Christmas tree… like the time when my parents totally surprised me by offering me Dan Brown’s latest “The Lost Symbol” in the original cover + a book guide to it!!!

christmas tree clipart

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Really, did you think that I would forget to post this week’s photo challenge? 😛

I just had to wait for my sister’s birthday which is today but which has been celebrated at my grandma’s yesterday… and because this week’s theme is all about family… well, let me present you my family!

family

Hey so from left to right: Me, my mom and little brother, Adrian, then the party girl: my sister Cynthia and finally my dad 😀

She is now 11 years old from today ^^

Yay!!

An Evil Nymph.

Snow Time… or Not

Hey so December is on the other side of the door… and so is Christmas 🙂 A month of joy and festivities!

But here we miss some of the magic because, well we don’t have snow. I’ve always dreamt of touching snow… but well, here it’s tropical weather and it’s summer of Christmas! Fortunately I don’t really mind…

Anyway this week, I want to share with you another contribution I made to Picture it & Write by Ermilia’s blog. The picture is:

it's snowing in the city

Original post: http://ermiliablog.wordpress.com/2011/11/27/__picture-it-write-11

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Wonder

Wonder means dreaming for me 🙂 Dreaming of a better world, a hopeful future and a wonderful present – I mean present time… well I like gifts too. LOL

bursting fire birthday candle

My cousin was celebrating his 7th birthday – on the same date that my parents were celebrating their 20th anniversary – on the 17th November.

Isn’t that great? 🙂

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

“Opportunity”. This is the theme given for this week and we have to interpret this idea into a photo.

First we must define this term:

So what is opportunity to me? It’s a path, a road to success, to a better life. It’s when you have the ability to choose what is best for you. It’s hope.

twilight sunset

I’m on the roof of my house. It’s early in the evening but the sun is setting already. I love to go there because where I live, this is the only ‘room’ when sunlight hits the most. That’s where we hung our clothes for them to dry LOL

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Halloween Plans? Need some Advice!

We’re in October and in a few weeks my favourite festival of all time will be occuring: Halloween or Samhain’s Eve!

halloween pumpkins

Without beating about the bush, let me tell you the problem: here, we never celebrate Halloween. It’s just not part of our cultures as in Mauritius we are most of the Asian origins. In addition to that, on Monday I started my O-level exams and that’s why I might not be posting much (I’m soo sorry for that!) and I will be taking part in these international exams until November 15 (arg!!). The horrible thing is that on October 31 I will have to sit at examinations!!!
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