Sunday, January 31, 2010

La Fheile Bhride and Thank You

We are again preparing for our St. Brigid's Day celebrations. The Celtic Saint who lived in our area. She is the symbol of Woman in many religions. In Kildare there are many events taking place to celebrate her life.

Solas Bhride, an order of Brigidine nuns, founded by St. Brigid (who are unusual as they are Catholic and also celebrate the Goddess) hold workshops and events all through the year. A yearly event for us locals is a visit to the holy well a walk around the Cathedral, a visit to the mighty oak, and home for tea and cake. The reed cross will be made tomorrow for pride of place in the home for the year ahead.

Happy La Fheile Bhride (Happy Saint Brigid's Day) everyone.

Elly at My Everyday Things sent me a wonderful Christmas package with beautiful items, an angel a star, a heart, a sachet of Christmas scents (everything so thoughtfully chosen, perfect gifts) and a drawing by her daughter(very special as there were some greetings written in Dutch), and a very sweet card with red and white (so you Elly) images on the front. They arrived all beautifully packaged. ( I was so excited I opened them before taking a photo). Thank you both for your thoughts and kindness it really means a lot to me.

This week another pretty package arrived this time from Marjolijn at Something White. I just about managed to contain myself and take a photo before I opened it up.

Lindt chocolates in a pretty pink tin, a magazine (I am going to look at now with a cup of Earl grey tea), a linen bag, serviettes, soap, body wash and L'occitane products and a beautiful card all tied with care and attention. Thank you my dear friend, I am delighted with your gifts and your kindness.

Marjolijn and Elly you are both very inspiring and creative, I am humbled by your generosity.

Big hugs,



Vicki Lane said...

Beautiful photos! And a happy Brigid's Day to you! (Don't forget to leave out the oatcake for her cow.)

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Magie! It's so nice reading about your traditions! You received such beautiful gifts from your friends!
Hope you are ok and happy!
A nice new week to you!
Big big hugs!

Leiny said...

Hi Margie, Happy St.Brigid's day. :)

Love Leiny

Deborah said...

Oh, happy St. Brigid's Day! I enjoy hearing about your traditions. I must wear my sweater in honor of her! I've missed you. I am knitting a lot lately. Your gifts are nice. Chocolate is always a good choice.
Have a lovely week.

Cait O'Connor said...

Hope you had a perfect day to celebrate the life of Brigid.

I love the moon photo!

Eliane Zimmermann said...

my son's teacher didn't have enough reed so the kids will malke the cross tomorrow!

Vee said...

It's so much fun to receive packages in the mail. I know what you mean about being so excited that you just open it up without documenting. ;>

Wonderful to find you here, Margie. Is that a photo of the Wolf moon? Spectacular and completely unlike my feeble efforts.

Enjoy your holiday!

Anonymous said...

Lovely gifts! Your first photo is so beautiful!!!

Happy La Fheile Bhride!

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Margie, I have missed visiting you for awhile. Enjoyed reading about the holidays and there is nothing more fun than receiving pretty packages in the mail. I know....because I got one from you. It's snowy and cold day here today so I am making soup and spending time visiting blog friends. xo Lynn

LuLu Kellogg said...

You got such lovely goodies! I am trying to catch up on Blog reading today!

Love to you dear friend,

Lilla Provence said...

Hello Margie

so beautiful pictures you show:)
Here in Luleå is the glorious weather today:)

Tonight will be the television good food & wine
Have a nice Saturday evening
Hugs sari

ps do you have facebook?

Marie-Ange said...

Bonsoir Margie,
Je passe te ouhaiter une belle soirée.

Lulu said...

lovely photos..
what a nice gift you got..

vanamo said...

Hi Margie. I found your blog finally! I have temporally closed my christmasblog like you may have noticed. I have another blog and like I see you have found it, I´m pleased:)

Have a lovely spring there!

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Margie! Nice to hear from you!
How are you??? I can't wait to see your new creations!!!
Happy Wednesday!

Anonymous said...

Oh you received some lovely packages and the holiday you celebrated sounds wonderful. I always get the feeling of life being so still and quiet where you are, a far cry from the bustle of our hectic lives - how I do envy you. Wishing you joy as always dear friend!
Hugs from afar♥