Welcome in the New

 
 WELCOME IN THE NEW
 She is fragile and gentle but strong,
 that is where many get her wrong.
 Ancient wisdom, forever young at heart,
 Birch tree in Ogham, heralds a new start.
 

 Aches and pains may heal and be gone,
 from the magical properties of this one. 
 Healing tonics when gathered; delicious. 
 cradle for baby and yule for Christmas.
 

 Spiky green leaves, silver white bark, 
 kindling of passions ignited from spark.
 Sweep away the old, welcome in the new,
 this is what Birch tree means to me and you.
 

 Twigs used for brooms, or tinder of fire,
 what then, flames your hearts desires?
 Victoria Healing ~ 15.12.2020.
 WELCOME IN THE NEW

CELTIC TREE MONTH

From December 24 – January 20. 

Birch Tree ~ The Achiever. 

Ogham Tree Meaning: Beginning. Renewal. Youth. Vision.

Birch is the first of the tree symbols, for the first moon cycle in the Ogham Tree Calendar. Known by the celts as Beith (pronounced ‘bay’) it is the symbol of new beginnings, regeneration, hope, new dawns and the promise of what is to come.

The druids carried birch bark with them as kindling.

http://www.ecoenchantments.co.uk/myogham_birchpage.html

December Numerology

 

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Cultivating your curiosity

“Curiosity is the truth and the creative way of living.
Curiosity is the alpha, the omega, the beginning and the end.
Furthermore curiosity is available to everyone” ~
Elizabeth Gilbert.

In Numerology, this month represents ‘THREE”

December is a month for anything and everything self-improvement related.

It’s all about fun, creativity, and tapping into your expressive emotions.

Take centre stage. This is your month to be out there, enhancing all aspects of your sense of creative self-expression.

Understand that this can also be a month where you’ll be challenged to work on expressing your emotions clearly and effectively, so you’ll be offered plenty of opportunities to practice this feat.

Ultimately the lesson resides in finding your joy, developing and acting upon your creativity, and speaking your truth.

You also might wrestle with some unexpected emotional highs and lows, so take it as it comes and know you can’t go wrong when you tap into your authentic feelings.

This sounds a lot, like Christmas to me!

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Twelvetide in the land of Oz

 

The Twelve Days of Christmas, also known as Twelvetide, is a
 festive Christian season celebrating the Nativity of Jesus 
Christ. In most Western ecclesiastical traditions, 
"Christmas Day" is considered the "First Day of Christmas" 
and the Twelve Days are 

25 December – 5 January, inclusive.

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Uluru ~ is fascinating because this entire area is of cultural significance to the traditional owners, the Pitjantjatjara and Yankuntjatjara. Aboriginal peoples who refer to themselves as Anangu.  Aboriginal Uluru Dreamtime Story – Uluru (Ayers Rock) Australia
uluru-australia.com/about-uluru/aboriginal-uluru-dreamtime/

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In Aboriginal legends, the kookaburra’s morning chorus was the signal for the sky people to light the great fire that illuminates and warms the earth each day. We can’t help but feel a sense of amusement ourselves when we hear a chorus of Kookaburras at sunrise and sunset and the name Koala is an Aboriginal term meaning ‘no drink’..

 

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After 3… 1, 2, 3… at Lucky Bay, Esperance.

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Five Santa’s surfing’…

yep, this actually happened! 320 surfing Santa’s cracked the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest surf lesson, organised by RedBalloon and LETS GO SURFING.
Dominic Loneragan Photography | Bondi Beach,Sydney.com — with Australia.com at Bondi Beach, Sydney. — at Bondi Beach, Sydney 

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Six Cyclists resting 
There was a whale chilling out down at Bronte Beach in Sydney and this bunch of local cyclists decided to take a quick rest break to watch 

Australia.com 
Photo: Laura Rigby) — at Bronte Beach 

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Lighting up The Swan River, Experience Perth

 

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The Swan River, by day, Experience Perth

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Emus
This family of emus were spotted cruising down the road in the seaside town of Denham, which is the gateway to Western Australia’s Shark Bay region and the beautiful Francois Peron National Park. — with Australia.com in Denham, Western AustraliaA constellation used in Aboriginal culture in Australia is the “Emu in the sky”, a ‘constellation’ that is defined by dark nebulae (opaque clouds of dust and gas in outer space) that are visible against the Milky Way background, rather than by stars.
Australian Aboriginal astronomy – Wikipedia
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Aboriginal_astronomy

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Tassie
And the best part… having the most divine breakfast of fresh local Tassie produce served up by Bay Of Fires Bush Retreat hosts Tom and Anna! 

Clearly it’s not too early to wash it all down with a bottle of Clover Hill Wines 🥂🍾😋! That’s how they roll…. 

Photo: @lizajanesowden — with Australia.comBay Of Fires Bush Retreat and Clover Hill Wines at Tasmania.

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Camels
There’s something magical about watching a procession of camels on the beach/ This is a standard scene on Cable Beach in Broome, where a camel ride along the sand is a must-do activity. 
Photo: @paulmichael (via IG) — with Experience Perth in Broome, Western Australia

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Planning a road trip… 
Mahbilil Festival in Jabiru, Kakadu is held on the the 26th August and is an annual festival that celebrates Kakadu Culture, both traditional and contemporary. 

The event program includes a mix of local and national live music, workshops, bush tucker demonstrations and cooking competitions, traditional dance, performance and lots of markets to feed your mind and body. 

For more information visit: http://mahbililfestival.com/
#Kakadu — with Northern Territory – Australia’s Outback at Kakadu National Park. — with Northern Territory – Australia’s Outback at Kakadu National Park

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Boab Tree
Time to take your tree down.
In Western Australia year after year, this Christmas Boab tree in Chinatown gets everyone feeling all festive and merry. Hope everyone had the best christmas yet!! 

Jan. 5: Take your tree down on this day, traditionally considered the Twelfth Day of Christmas — i.e., the last of 12 days of Christmas merriment. 
Think of it as getting closure on the holiday season…. See More
 — with Western Australia at Chinatown Broome.

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Dedicated to and in loving memory of my special dear friend and inspiration,

Mr Don Dimock, who first told me that ‘Dreams unassailable by time, can not be broken’

I am ever thankful that our paths had crossed and that I had the gift and privilege

to know him.

 

Don wrote:

“My trains of thought have no brakes,

They have rested in places where I have never been before.

My trains of thoughts have different routes, different times and different destinations . 

Today I boarded the fantasy special…

Oh what will be at the next destination?

God Bless you Don. 

 

Yes, you were right…

Passion is the flame that sets our lives glowing, that lights our life path

Thank you ~ Mr Don Dimock ~ ‘The Oceanus Haiku’

 

 

Fluorescent Green Shorts…

Green Shorts Finn and Kev getting ready

Our Christmas season is a unique and priceless event,

Especially when you have the blessings of becoming a grandparent.

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We went out to visit our daughter and family on Christmas day

We had so much fun and laughter, especially watching our boys at play.

Pedalling away in the park with their new Green bikes,

Wearing matching fluorescent Green shorts, that they had liked.

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I couldn’t count in dollars how much my heart melts,

Smiling, laughing and happy, so much joy and awe we all felt.

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Back to our daughter’s, it was only a short walk,

Turkey, roasters and a huge giant ham they had bought.

So much love had been added to our feast

Our celebratory dinner was so yummy and nutritious to eat.

 

Pulling red sparkly crackers around the table together,

Corny jokes and trinkets, paper hats on? No, not me, never ever!

Sharing a delicious, home cooked Christmas dinner…

Oops, you know, that I won’t be getting any thinner.

christmas green shorts family togetherHow can words ever describe, spending these precious moments with your family at Christmas time?

I don’t care what others do, or think,

For me these times are more treasured than any other material blingy things.

 

Good fortune for me, I took some prints;

Now I can reminisce back, to get my love fix…

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Victoria Healing ~ 5.1.2018

Fluorescent green shorts ~ Hey Momma

and here is some sage advice on Christmas day, from our Mr Wilson 
and Jordan... 

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what if I told you

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This year we’ve all planned and prepped early to reduce festive stress,

Turned away from celebratory expectations, in search of peacefulness.

 

We’re not having a big customary roast turkey family dinner

Instead we’ll all just go out in the morning, visiting each other.

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Gifts are wrapped, all under our tree,

Bikes ready for the boys to cycle, are hidden in the library.

 

Time to relax?

What a treat, oh my goodness, we are stress free.

 

This is a change from old Christmas times past,

Running around shopping, frantically, dreading this monumental task.

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Shortbread Stars

Yesterday, I cooked shortbread cookie stars and bagged cheesecake ball treats

Looking forward to munching and eat.

 

Visiting our family on Christmas day,

We’re all excited, no stress, cooking in the customary old traditional way.

 

Breathing in a big sigh of relief

Only two sleeps away, now I feel at peace and with ease.

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Victoria Healing ~ 23.12.2017

Got balls?  ~ Hey Momma

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Thanks Jen Healing for another great and yummy recipe ‘Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls’

 

Tim Tam Cheesecake Balls

Ingredients:
  • 1 packet Arnotts Chocolate Biscuits
  • 250g Cream Cheese
  • 300g Milk Chocolate
  • 100g White Chocolate.
Crush Tim Tams in a food processor.

Add cream cheese, mix well.

Roll into small balls.

Freeze 30 minutes.

Melt milk chocolate, dip and coat balls with chocolate while 
still frozen.

Melt white chocolate, drizzle on top.

Use any other flavour Tim Tams if desired.

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Peddling used bikes

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christmas bike sales go in cycles

 

When my dear hubby was just a young lad

There was one thing for Christmas, he asked for, from his Mom and Dad.

A ‘brand new bike’ that would be so cool and good

He was hoping and wishing for this, if, he just could.

 

Now back then he was one child from a family of nine,

So his parents put a question to him, to think about, before he replied.

 

‘Yes you could have a brand new bike

We would love to get you one, if that is what you’d like.

But then consider this, that on the other hand

Your brothers and sisters would have to understand.

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If you have a brand new bike, there’d be no gifts for your siblings to be left under our Christmas tree.

 

Cash is tight and we don’t have a lot

Consider these options, whether you still want a new bike or not?

A second hand bike, now yes, that we can do!

Then your brothers and sisters can enjoy some Christmas gifts too.

 

Well right then and there, he didn’t think about those choices too hard

‘Yes, he said I’d be happy with a second hand bike, can Santa please leave one in our back yard?’

 

So now it is 2017 and he’s a fully-grown man.

And we went shopping today and now, you may guess what he has had?

Santa had decided to get him a brand spanking new bike

It is bright fluorescent green and I know that he will like.

 

Looking forward, to our morning on Christmas day,

Hubby will be out on the streets with the young children cycling away.

 

So the message in this story is that we should always consider others,

Have love, compassion and concern for all of our sisters and brothers.

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Pablo Picasso said this, pictured here with his daughter

Victoria Healing ~ 8.12.2017

Peddling used Bikes ~ Hey Momma

‘The best ‘wealth’ we can ever own is not the ‘kind’ stored in a 
bank, or spent on stuff. True wealth is better spent on caring and 
kindness and is stored in the heart’ ~ Anon

 

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On the shelf, days of Christmas

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It’s beginning to cost a lot like Christmas,

Credit cards and cash are flying here and there.

 

We’re beginning to spend a lot like Christmas,

Financial status? No-one really seems to care.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas,

Shopping trolly racers, do beware.

 

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Tinsel, sparkle and bling, hanging everywhere.

It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas.

Christmas Carols, syncing, to prepare.

 

It’s beginning to remind me of the smells of Christmas,

mince pie aromas, wafting from ovens.

these days, we’re buying synthetic?

well, it’s cheaper, if you pay by a half dozen.

 

But, It’s beginning to worry me a lot like Christmas,

extravagantly buying gifts, much too fast.

this will be a new year reminder … after Christmas.

when we’re asking the banks for credit, loans and extra cash.

 

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Victoria Healing ~ 7.12.2017

Off the shelf days of Christmas

 

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Traditional Mince Pies like Momma used to bake

INGREDIENTS

  • 360g (2 cups) dried mixed fruit
  • 200g (1 cup, firmly packed) brown sugar
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, quartered, cored, coarsely grated
  • 40g butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons brandy
  • 3 teaspoons finely grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • Pinch of ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg, lightly whisked
  • White sugar, to dust

PASTRY

  • 300g (2 cups) plain flour
  • 70g (1/3 cup) caster sugar
  • 160g chilled butter, chopped
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tablespoons iced water

METHOD

  • Finely chop half the mixed fruit. Place in a large bowl. Add the brown sugar, apple, butter, brandy, lemon rind, lemon juice, cinnamon, mixed spice, nutmeg and the remaining mixed fruit. Stir until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside overnight, stirring occasionally, to macerate.
  • Transfer fruit mixture to a fine sieve over a bowl and stir to remove excess liquid
  • To make the pastry, place the flour, sugar and butter in the bowl of a food processor and process until mixture resembles fine breadcrumbs. Add the egg yolk and water, and process until the mixture just starts to come together (see tip 1). Turn onto a clean work surface. Shape into a disc. Cover with plastic wrap. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes to rest.
  • Preheat oven to 180C. Roll out pastry on a lightly floured surface until 5mm thick. Use an 8.5cm-diameter round pastry cutter to cut 20 discs from the pastry. Use a 5cm-diameter star-shaped pastry cutter to cut 20 stars from the remaining pastry.
  • Line twenty muffin pans with pastry. Divide the fruit mince among the pastry cases. Top with pastry stars. Brush lightly with egg and dust with sugar. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until light golden. Set aside in the pans for 5 minutes to cool before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely. Now dig in.
  • Can be kept in airtight container for 3- days.

 

 

 

Eggnog or Snowball cocktails?

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Eggnog or a Snowball cocktails, which do you prefer?

remembering back, to ancient traditions of yester year.

now that my dear Mom and Grandparents are no longer here,

it would be nice to note recollections that i hold dear.

 

Reminiscing back to our Christmas tree, standing proud,

those baubles and tinsel all shining, blingy and bright,

waiting expectantly for Santa to arrive on his sleigh, on Christmas Eve night.

 

As kids, we were warm and cosy, growing up in the UK

but now as adults, we’re living in the warm tropics of our summer in WA.

I’m hoping to keep our origins alive,

for our children and future generations to remember us by.

 

The one and only time of year, kids were allowed any alcoholic drinks.

we didn’t understand then, that those Snowball’s and Eggnogs had bourbon tipples in.

wondering why we slept so well at night?

passed out-cold, snoring, we then forgot to wait up, for dear Santa to arrive.

 

Now I know that was no coincidence or chance,

our parents had premeditated those whole circumstances.

 

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That familiar smell of Turkey roasting in the morning,

knowing that something special was dawning.

 

Now, we are living in this sweltering 36 degrees of heat,

yearning for that warm, traditional, snuggly feel.

carols and Christmassy songs playing in the Australian shopping malls,

but wearing summery shorts and thongs, this doesn’t seem festive at all.

 

Barbecues on the beach,

surfboards, swimming gear,

doesn’t make you feel like it is Christmas at all here.

 

Craving back to those Christmas days of old,

hoping to see snow and feel that freezing, chilly cold.

warm sweaters, scarves, hats and gloves,

all in all, that tranquil feeling of cosy, warm hugs.

 

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Gazing entranced, into blazing coal fires,

hoping that when Father Christmas came, he would fulfil our wishes and desires.

with a little help from his elves,

who we had been told, ‘lived on top of the North Pole shelves’

 

Those good old days of supernatural, magic and mystery is hard to beat.

now those enchanting past memories appear to fleet.

 

This special time of year,

filled with sensations of kindness, goodwill and cheer.

i think that we adults must all feel the same,

wishing we hadn’t grown up and our childhood hadn’t gone away.

 

Gone are those days when we believed in this old mystery,

but wanting to preserve all of that influence in our family history.

now, our grandchildren are looking forward, to the magic of Christmas

writing to Santa, their letters and wish lists.

 

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We’re hoping that they feel as excited and happy.

then the joy of Christmas ‘now’ for me, is thinking carefully;

how can i help to give my grandchildren these enchanted dreams?

to help them believe that there are truly inexplicable, fairy-tale things.

 

Watching my grown children get into their own celebratory, festive spirit,

preparations for their own children to feel all the magic of this,

knowing that this wonder and joy, will continue on, to become, infinite.

 

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Victoria Healing ~ 2.12.2107

Eggnog or Snowball cocktail? ~ Hey Momma

Eggnog
Do you know where the tradition of eggnog came from?

While culinary historians debate its exact lineage, most agree eggnog originated from the early medieval Britain. “posset” a hot, milky,
 ale-like drink. By the 13th Century, monks were known to drink 
a posset with eggs and figs.

Christmas traditions explained: The eggnog. For some, it's not really Christmas until they've had a glass of eggnog. The frothy beverage is made out of eggs, sugar and cream and often flavoured with nutmeg and spiked with alcohol.

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Jamie Oliver’s – Ultimate Eggnog recipe

Serves 8

Ingredients

  • 3 cups (700ml) whole milk
  • 1 cup (240ml) heavy or double cream
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 1 vanilla bean pod, split and seeds removed
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, plus more for garnish
  • 5 eggs, separated
  • 2/3 (130g) cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (175ml) Bacardi Dark Rum, or bourbon

Method

In a saucepan, combine milk, cream, cinnamon, vanilla bean, vanilla seeds, and nutmeg. Bring to the boil over a medium heat. Once boiling, remove from the heat and allow to steep.

In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat egg yolks and sugar until combined and thick ribbons form when the whisk is lifted. Slowly whisk in the milk and continue to mix until the mixture is combined and smooth. Add bourbon or rum, and stir. Refrigerate overnight or for up to 3 days.

Before serving, beat the egg whites in a large bowl or stand mixer until soft peaks form. Gently fold into eggnog until combined. Serve and garnish with freshly grated nutmeg.

 

Snowball Cocktail (English)

Serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 50ml Warninks Advocaat
  • 25ml lime juice
  • Lemonade or soda (I use about 150ml, but enough to top up your glass)

Method

  1. Shake together the Advocaat (50ml) and lime juice (25ml).
  2. Strain into a glass and top up with lemonade or soda.
  3. Serve

A snowball cocktail is made with Advocaat, lime juice and lemonade or soda (although there are little variations about such as adding cinnamon or toasted marshmallows). For anyone unfamiliar, Advocaat is a creamy drink that tastes like a fruity custard with a little extra kick. I actually think it tastes lovely on it’s own in a glass with ice, but it also works really well as a snowball, use freshly squeezed lime juice rather than bottled as it’s much nicer that way.

Which do you prefer?

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Adam’s Christmas Memories Tree

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“I love you, with a love so great that it simply couldn't keep growing inside my heart, but had to leap out and reveal itself.”

― Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl

 

Dear Granddad

I’ve never forgotten …

T’was on the Eve’s before Christmas, we’d decorate your Tree

Hanging shiny baubles while naming each member of Your Family.

 

Although, you could never speak too much English,

Your emotions (to me) weren’t so hard to distinguish.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

That look on your face;

Tears of love were streaming down with so much passion and grace.

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I’ve never forgotten …

Your loved ones all vanished, in horrors of that War.

I really wish that was something that you hadn’t saw.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

That you couldn’t voice your pain and beseech,

Your translation from Polish to English … too hard to speak.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

We spent so many happy hours together

And I instinctively knew, somehow, that you had, had a hard life

A Youth surviving within horrifying concentration camps strife.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

I had asked Nan why you were so sad?

She explained to me, you had lost all the love in life that you’d ever had.

Nothing could ever bring your family all back.

You’d tried to trace them, but there was nothing but blanks and 
cold black.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

That you had escaped from under tunnels,

Running from angry men, soldiers and gunners.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

I know that you had to flee for your life,

I wished I could have told you back then

Granddad, it wasn’t your fault that your family didn’t survive.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

That numbered tattoo on your arm

You’d cover it up quickly, as if to disarm.

 

I didn’t understand then, that this was a painful reminder

I was only a child, I couldn’t comprehend ‘why’ that war had happened either.

 

I’ve never forgotten …

Your childhood days were too sad to recall

I can see in hindsight now, that I’m older

Why you would defend yourself by building a brick wall.

 

I’ve never forgotten

Your memories were too painful to track,

I remember my moments with you

As an honour and privilege, then and ‘still now,’ when I’m looking back.

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I will remember …

You forever more,

I’m writing your story, so others abhor.

What War means to a loving family,

Destruction, poverty and so much sadness and lack of humanity.

 

I will remember …

To decorate my Christmas tree

In the way you showed me with much love and honoring.

 

I’ve been researching more about your Polish traditions

To ensure I follow on with your ancestral visions.

 

I will remember …

That we are to ‘fast’ on Christmas Eve

Wait until we see the first star twinkling before we eat tea.

Twelve vegan dishes to be set out on the table

To represent each disciple who was willing, loyal and able.

 

I will remember …

To set a spare seat on Christmas day for you,

So that you know we’ll be honoring your memory too.

 

I will remember …

To say Grace at our table,

In loving memory of a gentle loving man,

Who had long toiled and labored.

 

I will remember you …

My dear Granddad ‘Adam Jancowski’

 

I will never forget YOU …

Granddad, as this card is sent to Heaven in a big shiny bauble of love

On a first class, priority express-jet heading up above.

 

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Dedicated to My Granddad ~ Adam Jancowski 

He was only 44 when he passed over. Doctor's told us that he had died 
very young, due to the terrible circumstances he had endured in his life.Unfortunately I don't have any photo's, but I remember Him as 
my 'Giant' Grand, Gentle Man xox ( Hineni)

“I can shake off everything as I write; my sorrows disappear, my courage is reborn.” ― Anne Frank

Many people believe that an additional plate on the table is a way to reunite with those who we cannot be with during Christmas supper. It can be for deceased relatives or friends who supposedly come during Christmas Eve to eat the food with us. On the other hand this symbolic additional seat represents Polish hospitality. No one should be left alone at Christmas, so strangers and also the homeless are welcomed to join in the holy supper. This belief derives from the times when Mary and Joseph were looking for shelter.

Lest we ever forget

“If we bear all this suffering and if there are still Jews left, when it is over, then Jews, instead of being doomed, will be held up as an example.” ― Anne Frank

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Christmas Cheque’s Out

 

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Christmas is coming everyone agrees,

But what is the true meaning?

So, search on, if you please.

 

The meaning that comes through clearest of all,

Is the day that our saviour and prophet, Jesus was born.

 

Sharing a celebration with our relations

This is happening all over the world and within all nations.

Showing our respects and honour, for each and every denomination.

 

You don’t have to be religious,

Compassion and kindness will do!

 

Don’t have to attend mass or anything you don’t choose,

To your own self, just be true!

Having fun, cheer, kindness and peace of mind

Hanging around with friends of your own kind.

 

The media advertising frenzy is happening now,

Buy up big, spend more and marketing all of that kow tow.

 

The true meaning of Christmas has long since passed

I think that Scrooge had the right message about this task.

Perhaps a wealthy retailer invented this story

So that their hands would gain financial profits and glory!

 

We’re all sucked in to that feeling of guilt  … are we ‘selfish’ trap

Being manipulated to throw our hard earned money

Into those cash registry of share holder banks.

 

Christmas comes but once a year

But do we really need to take on another mortgage to ‘afford’ any cheer?

 

 

Urgently, quick, there’s a sale now on!

Only $1000.000, but if you buy now, there’s a $1000 off! come along!

Makes me cringe and stress, this is not, the way I want to spend

My Christmas at best,

Just cravings of peace of mind, serenity and contented-ness.

 

Isn’t the meaning about cheer and good friends?

Listening to carols, decorating the tree,

Placing your baubles, mindfully, peacefully, honourably.

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Thinking about the ones that you love and have lost

Heart felt, sentimental, there shouldn’t be a price cost.

 

Shopping local, is the thing for me,

Spending treasured moments to think more care fully

What is the most meaning full thing I could share?

Gifts unique and supporting the home-making crafts person there.

 

Think of the hungry, think of the homeless,

Do you think that they care what shops get a profit bonus?

Just dawdling along on my Merry Way,

No need to rush or make haste.

 

Listening to the Zen of Christmas Carols

Makes me feel warm and alive, traditional, not harrowed.

 

Determined not to become a consumer of things

Meaningful Christmas’s should be our treasured offerings!

 

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Victoria Healing ~ 8.12.2016

Seasonal checkouts  ~ Hey Momma