Taylor Swift/The Civil Wars

This hauntingly beautiful song is very different to anything she has sung before. It features the twice-Grammy nominated duo, The Civil Wars, who wrote the song with Swift for the upcoming movie, The Hunger Games. I don’t know anything about The Hunger Games but I like this song!

Go have a listen!

Safe & Sound by Taylor Swift ft. The Civil Wars (video linked from YouTube – no copyright infringement intended)

Happy Holidays!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Christmas Day. Or, if you don’t celebrate Christmas, Happy Holidays!

Christmas snow globe

Public domain image sourced from Christmas Decorations by Jiří Hodaň

I know that my blog posts have been few and far between during the past couple months but I am planning many more for 2012!

Happy December!

It is slightly freaky how the year has gone so quickly and that it is December 1st already! Time to light the Advent candle at the dinner table tonight.

Advent candle


When I think of December, for some reason the lines from Emily Brontë’s poem, Remembrance, come to mind. I love these two lines in particular:

“Cold in the earth–and fifteen wild Decembers

From those brown hills, have melted into spring”

There is such a raw beauty about Emily Brontë”s poems and I sometimes think that her poetry is overlooked as when her name is mentioned, most people instantly think of her most famous work, Wuthering Heights.

Happy December!

Advent wreath public domain image sourced from http://www.publicdomainpictures.net/view-image.php?image=70&picture=advent-wreath by Petr Kratochvil