The Christmas spirit

Hello everyone !

First, I would like to thank everyone who shared my posts on facebook and twitter, these social networks help a lot to get known, so a big thank you to all of you ! I appreciate it.

Christmas.  What a wonderful time of year it is.  I have always loved Christmas, not for religious reasons, I admit, but for the many little things that are part of the season’s spirit.  For me, December is the only month of the year when I slow things down.  I don’t train, I don’t watch saturated and trans fats, I drink wine more often, I go shopping more often, even if I don’t have anything to buy but just for the pleasure of having my scone and Van Houtte coffee (no Starbuck’s in my town 😦   ) and enjoying the ambiance.  I take longer walks with Winny and I do less house cleaning.  I allow myself to relax.

What I really enjoy during the holidays is watching Christmas movies on television. When I decorate the tree I put on my favorite Christmas movie “Home Alone : Lost In New-York”  There are so many fun things to do during the holidays.  There are Christmas concerts, the Nutcracker ballet, the Christmas parade, and when I lived near Montreal I would go window-shopping downtown to see the beautiful store displays.

All the stores are filled with goodies and it’s a real treat for me to go to my favorite coffee shop and have some eggnog.

Last year, on December 29, we had the most extraordinary one and a half hour sleigh ride in the fields and woods of a private land in St-Anges.  What a beautiful name for a small village, St-Anges.  We were pulled by two big Percherons , a Dalmatian was running with them and had great fun !  It’s a memory I will cherish forever, it was so beautiful !


These things are all part of the season, as the decorations in our homes, and I hope you can capture the spirit of the season from my home decorations pictures.

(Don’t look at the village under the tree, it’s not finished ! lol)

I wish you the most happiest of holidays and the most wonderful time with your family and friends. These are special times to cherish and everlasting memories to behold.

Take care



7 comments on “The Christmas spirit

  1. Jenna says:

    Hi Jocelyne. What a wonderful post! Your photos are simply beautiful, and I like what you had to say about Christmas, also. It is a wonderful time of year. I haven’t had a chance to decorate yet, but it’s at the top of my list. I love that part of Christmas. Your decorating is wonderful and so creative! I love the photo of the tree through the window. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on the season. I hope you have a wonderful, joyful Christmas.

    Your story about the sleigh ride is so great. It sounds so wonderful. How I would love to do that someday. 🙂

    By the way, “Home Alone: Lost in New York” is one of my Christmas favorites, too. 😀

    Thanks for the kind comments on my blog. It means a lot.

    • Thank you Jenna, I’m glad you liked my photos and decorating. If you ever get a chance for a sleigh ride, don’t miss it ! When I went it was very cold, -18°C, but we were dressed warmly and had blankets on our laps. But it was so beautiful and enchanting that I forgot about the cold.
      Have a nice day !

  2. kate1975 says:

    Hi Jocelyne,

    I especially love the pics of the fence with wreaths. So evocative. I hope you have a lot of good holiday spirit. Thanks so much for giving me some.


  3. Jocelyne–after having read this post I find that we are simpatico on many levels–I even have potted greens on the bookcase! I do like all the excitement of the holidays and not for religious reasons. Beautiful photos–all of them.

    • Thank you Teresita ! And I would add we are also simpatico for our love of photography. In my case, I can’t wait to have my new camera, the one I use at the moment is not a DSLR .
      I wish you a very Merry Christmas !

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