Bit stop and start. Originally the plan was to have a few friends over for soup, bread, brownies and hot chocolate around a Samhain fire, and naturally this included toasting marshmellows. Plans were scuppered when Rye announced yesterday he felt sick. Cue sinking heart. The D&V bug is hanging around like a bad smell at the moment. One poor family has had it on and off for a month now! However, Rye wasn't sick, I think it was just one of those 24hr mysterious fevers that children seem to get now and again.
Annoyingly though, my sinuses are playing up again, and I've been rubbing on tiger balm and popping pills all day, along with sinus rinses and deep breathing and facial massage; anything to get through the day and have celebrate Samhain this evening!
And in the end we managed; it was just Rye and myself, with a friend popping over for an hour after work; but, I have to say we've had a lovely evening.
Later when Jenny arrived, we wrote out those things we wanted to put aside/behind us, and things we hope to achieve in the year to come, and then we burned them on the fire. Rye, bless him, couldn't think of anything he wanted to get rid of. He asked for "more fun" for the year to come. ;-) I think that is doable.
Happy Samhain, may the ancestors guide you in the year to come.