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Bride of the earth, 
sister of the faeries,
daughter of the Tuatha de Danaan, 
keeper of the eternal flame.
In autumn, the nights began to lengthen,
and the days grew shorter,
as the earth went to sleep.
Now, Brighid stokes her fire,
burning flames in the hearth,
bringing light back to us once more.
Winter is brief, but life is forever.
Brighid makes it so.

it's a beautiful sunny day here, a perfect day to celebrate imbolc - a celebration of the first signs of spring. we're planning on a fire tonight, wrapped up warm, it's the perfect celebration, and we love a garden full of friends clustered around a fire.

papa lucked out and had three days off this week! he's been working so hard, two days a week at college, three days a week on an apprenticeship and two days working as a waiter, supporting his family. it's tough on all of us, some days we barely see him, but we know that in the long run it will pay off. still, we all enjoyed having him home for a short while. we hopped on a train to nearby chester on thursday. sometimes it does wonders to get outta town, even for just a few hours. we stocked up in lush, and paperchase, took a walk to the river, and found a playpark we haven't seen before.

friday was spent doing the starts of a spring clean in the garden. clearing up the leaves and branches, raking the last bits of woodchip ready to {hopefully} lay a lawn! i love spending time outside, it left me excited for the return of warmer days so we can spend more time in the garden. already the days are getting longer, the sun is rising a little earlier and setting a little later. this time of year is so beautiful and fills us with hope for new life.

i'm feeling so blessed in life lately. since i started trusting, things are slotting into place. offerings and new opportunities are making themselves known. i'm excited for all that this year is bringing me.

time to get back to the housework :) the sun is shining through the open windows, i can smell the fresh air cleansing the house, we're having a little spring clean and declutter, getting ready for a fun evening with friends.

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  1. Great post! Glad the hubby had time off thats so nice!!

    i feel the same about this year opening up and offering so much to me! i love that I have found you. You are so inspiring!! ♥ ♥

  2. BEAUTIFUL post. :D I'm so glad your husband had some time off, I can't even imagine... I love your plan for Imbolc. I'll be celebrating later tonight, with spring cleaning. For me, removing the clutter and dust of Winter and making room for fresh starts, creativity and happiness is the perfect celebration. I would do a ritual, but I sadly need to restock my supplies after our Pagan box took a tumble. :(

    Happy Imbolc, friend!


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