The last Thursday we started our trip to Catalonia to spend holidays with my family. It's always an exciting and lovely time and since Ilianna was born she is the only grandchild so, as you can imagine the reunion it's even more emotive.
That was the beginning of our trip inside the train that goes through the channel tunnel between United Kingdom and France. then eleven hours of driving until Catalonia.
This is Arbúcies a town where years ago I used to live, my parents live just 10 minutes away from it so, I go to visit any time I can, it's a really lovely place and I have some friends that live there.
This year's Christmas Tree, Ilianna is in love with it :)
This is Ilianna's Tió, it's a typical Christmas character in Catalonia you can find more information if you would like to know more about it here
Last night it was the Winter Solstice, also known as Yule. Did you celebrate it at all? We did a little kind of ritual, nothing special just being aware of this moment of time.
The Winter Solstice, the rebirth of the Sun, is an important turning point, as it marks the shortest day, when the hours of daylight are at their least. It's also the start of the increase in the hours of daylight until the Summer Solstice, when darkness becomes ascendant again.
For me it's very important not to lose this connection with the wheel of the year because as it marks the movement of nature with its different seasons it helps me to understand the different rhythms in my body.
With the Winter Solstice our homes scents become more spicy and warm, the brightness of the fire it gives a different light to our rooms making you feel more comfortable being indoors, when the cold and darkness are the only ones who dare being outdoors.
How do you feel in Winter, do you like the way everything turns around you? Does your body changes its rhythm with this season?
Let me know about it if you would like, leaving a comment below.
Hope you enjoyed the Solstice!
Merry Christmas everyone!
Be very happy!
See you all soon