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Monday, 6 January 2014
Winterspanks Winner, Women's Christmas and other ramblings
First of all I would like to congratulate Brittany Wentland on winning the Winterspanks prize on my blog. Brittany wins her choice of Mastering Maeve or My Naughty Little Secret along with a $5.00 gift voucher for her choice of Blushing Books or Amazon.
Secondly, happy Women's Christmas, ladies!
Here in Ireland, today is Nollag na mBean, Women's christmas, and as a reward for all of the effort women put into catering the theory is that women should not cook today. So go to it, see can you start this tradition in your part of the world.
Sometimes, depending on what day it falls on, a group of my female friends have gone out to dinner on the 6th of January and had our own post Christmas Christmas party, which has been fun, but in more recent years, since the recession kicked in this tradition has fallen by the way side as most people are stoney broke in the wake of Christmas. Maybe next year or the year after, if the green shoots of recovery continue, we might get to reawaken this tradition.
Today is also known as Nollag Bheag, Little Christmas, and was the "old Christmas day," or the day Christmas was celebrated under the Julian Calendar. It's the feast of the Epiphany, the day the three wise kings visited the baby Jesus. It's also the 12th day of Christmas, and it's reputedly bad luck to leave our Christmas tree up beyond today so I'm off now, to un-decorate, before the fairies or bad spirits come and get me. Happy Women's Christmas, ladies and Little Christmas, gentlemen.