Christmas Eve always has such a special atmosphere - almost as if the whole world is, for a while, connected. A night when everyone is thinking about the same things, doing the same things, houses full to bursting with presents and anticipation! Then, finally, we all disperse in our own different directions again, all hoping to meet up again next year! Before that though, we have Hogmanay and the start of a brand new year!
We're past the Winter solstice now and each and every night the days are slowly getting longer once more. It won't be long here until this becomes increasingly obvious and the light of Spring appears at the end of the Winter tunnel! Before we get there though, there will no doubt be plenty of snow! Hence the inspiration for this Winter Foraging Basket, full of the seasons harvest with horseradish root, juniper berries, rosehips and chestnuts! The weather on Skye this Christmas has really been something of everything, there's been rain, wind, sunshine, hail, ice! All sweeping clean for the beginning of 2012! Don't forget to keep an eye on our New Year 2012 Countdown clock to your right as well! Not long to go now!
Val & Sadie