Seasonal Celebration Wednesday

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At this time of year in Great Britain we have much to contend with right now and sometimes it can feel like days and even weeks just roll into one. The weather is consistently foul and bleak, making it hard to ‘do’ very much and therefore too much time is spent indoors, with little or no access to sunlight. What are your experiences at this time of year where you live? What are you able to do and what steps do you take to avoid feeling trapped in your own home? Last week I touched on our efforts to mitigate this sense of gloom by embarking on a keep-fit campaign. We also take copious quantities of Vit D-3 to ensure that despite little access to sunshine, our immune systems are kept topped up with this valuable supplement.

I would love to hear about the kinds of things you get up to at this time of year? Do you have access to fun ‘indoor activities’ in your area, or perhaps you are currently living in a cold ‘white world’ where you can take your family cross-country skiing or ice-skating? If you have any helpful tips and ideas for wet weather living, please them in the comments box below, feedback is always so appreciated!

Here are our featured posts from last week. These will also be shared on our Facebook Page. Remember please, to link back to NMN if you wish to be featured, thank you. Feel free to grab our fancy featured button in the sidebar!

 

Lessons of a Humble Teapot-The Self-Sufficient Homeacre

 

 The Health Benefits of Tea-Livin’ the Green

 

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It’s our wish, that together we can create an invigorating collection of ideas that will be an inspirational resource for our readers. Please feel free to link-up and share as many posts as you would like that you feel will build and encourage this community of bloggers.It isn’t mandatory, but if you have a blog of your own, why not tell us about it on the Natural Mothers Network facebook page? Then we can visit you there too:-)I will will feature our favourite two projects the following week, here on the blog hop and post it on our facebook wall.

  • Please remain sensitive to the ethos of Natural Mothers Network. So in order to maintain the integrity of our values, share your best posts on any topic as long as they are natural and reflect the season we’re in, by which we mean- written at this time of year.
  • Please link your posts back to Seasonal Celebration. It helps build our little community as you are sending your readers to others who are also participating and you increase the chance of being featured!
  • As a fellow blogger, we hope that you check out a couple of posts and leave a comment. We all really love to hear from each other as it helps validate what we do.
  • Why not grab the Seasonal Celebration button in the side bar by placing the html into your post?
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Rebecca Watkins worked as a professional photo journalist and travelled the world with her husband John, before settling down as a stay at home mother to their three daughters. They have recently moved back from the French Alps to an old cottage in Devon, England. Rebecca’s days are filled with visits to the beach, animated discussions and in the best moments, happiness and creativity in her family home of five. The other moments are filled with craziness and chaos and she loves those too.

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  1. Dawn says:

    Hi! I’m not seeing the linky. I imagine you’ve got the linky-Wordpress glitch, like so many carnivals do since the last wordpress update. :/ Look forward to linking up my posts about eco-friendly de-icing and radical simplicity!

    • Profile photo of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      You were right:-) Just figured it, the first Inlinkz code doesn’t go with the latest edition of WordPress, so used the next one down and hey presto! Sorry about the delay! Rebecca x

  2. Lisa Lynn says:

    Hi Rebecca,
    Thank you so much for featuring my post “Lessons of a Humble Teapot!” I’m so honored to be chosen :) I love visiting every week to see all the wonderful posts linked up here…what an amazing bunch of bloggers! Thank you for hosting and taking time to visit my posts each week :)

    I guess I have never really felt ‘down’ during the winter. I go outside for walks with the dog, on nice days I’ll wander around the yard picking up sticks and thinking about the gardening season coming up. The sun shines quite often here even when it is cold so that helps a lot. Maybe it helps that most of my ancestors came from northerly regions :)

    Have a wonderful week and I hope the grey skies clear up and the sun shines for you!

    • Profile photo of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      Thanks for your comment Lisa Lynn, it’s not that I feel down, I actually feel pretty good, but in this climate it takes real focused discipline to cope with the endless days of semi-dusk:-)

  3. Diane Balch says:

    I love the winter I’m a pitta body type, so I run hot. I dress warm and walk my dog everyday. The brisk air is invigorating. When it snows I cross country ski and down hill ski. On really grim days my kids like to go to the local ice skating rink.
    The lack of light can be hard but I found taking omega-3 supplements and eating oily fish helps tremendously.

    • Profile photo of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      Thank you for your comment Diana and yes likewise, when we lived in the French Alps, this was pretty much what we did together. In the area we currently live there is little without getting extremely wet and cold and the weather this year has been very grim indeed, requiring us all to dig deep for resources to carry us through with a smile:-)

  4. Nancy says:

    Thanks so much for the feature! It’s great to connect with yet another interesting group of bloggers…thanks for hosting and have a great week!

    • Profile photo of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      Nancy thank you, you are so very welcome:-)

  5. April Harris says:

    You described our British weather very well – I’m definitely missing the California sunshine! This week I’ve shared a post about self development entitled ‘An Atmosphere of Growth’. Thank you for hosting :)

    • Profile photo of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      Delighted you popped by April! I usually handle it fairly well, but this year webcam images of our view in France, are feeling a little like torture!;-)

  6. Dagmar says:

    We are lucky here, we have great malls that we escape to. I escaped from living in Germany to sunny California 20 years ago because I just couldn’t take that dreary weather anymore. Now I’m in NY, but it’s still not as bad as North Germany :)

    I don’t remember if I linked up that DIY scarf yet, I hope not.

    • Profile photo of NMNadmin NMNadmin says:

      Yes I agree, if you have access to indoor activities that take you out of the house once in a while, it does feel easier. We were spoilt living in the French Alps for many years, where although it was cold and the land was snow-covered, we had so many outdoor activities we could enjoy and the sunny days felt endless…:-)

  7. Emily says:

    Hi, Thanks for hosting! I’m linking up a recipe for Pomegranate Sauerkraut. It may sound crazy, but this is a beautiful blend that goes great with almost any dinner.

    Have a great day!