They didn't seem as nice as last year (think I could have cooked them a bit better) but never mind! I still liked them. :) Here's a pic of the first one:
I had them with Franklin & Sons Sicilian lemonade and English elderflower drink.
Since Imbolg is a fire festival, I also lit candles, an ordinary white one and a Yankee Soft Cashmere sampler. Here's a pic of the the big one:
|That's fairy lights taped to the wall! :)|
The day before I made potato and leek soup for lunch. I first made it using a recipe from Soraya's The Kitchen Witch in 2017. This year used a recipe from the Co-op magazine. (Not the current issue). It was quite nice. I also made spicy hot milk, adapting a Yule recipe from The Kitchen Witch, like I did for last Imbolg.
I'd planned to go to the beach at sunset on Imbolg for a change. (I tend to go there more for sabbats during the summer), but I wasn't feeling well so I went last night instead. There wasn't much of a sunset but I got a few photos. Here are a couple:
|Sunset on Lancing Beach.|
As I said in yesterday's January Update post I find this quite a difficult time of year, but it helps to celebrate sabbats and I enjoy looking for signs of spring such as daffodils. After getting a bit of snow in Sussex, it's supposed to be getting warmer but I'm feeling quite cold today! It's been raining all day. Although it is nice to get snow for a change (we don't have it that often here), I'm looking forward to spring and warmer weather!
Hope you had a good Imbolg (or Lammas)! :) Next sabbat will the Oestara/Ostara aka the Spring Equinox, the proper start of spring. (Or Madron/Mabon aka the Autumn Equinox in the Southern Hemisphere). We'll still be in winter for a bit though, so you may like these posts:
Winter Drinks: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/01/winter-drinks.html
Winter Round-up + Inspiration: https://livingseasonal.blogspot.com/2018/12/winter-round-up-inspiration.html
*Others celebrate on 31st January, which is why another name for Imbolg is February Eve.