slow living gather – moments captured

photo by @veronikagphotography for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of @veronikagphotography

I’m trying to hold on to this lovely slow and still time that comes along with the new year for as long as possible. It’s the beginning of a new month though, and therefore time for Danielle and I to share our favourite ‘slow living gather’ moments captured for December.

Our focus for the last month of 2015 was on the word ‘gather’. With the approaching festivities we thought it would be good to think about the precious times where we come together to celebrate and cherish whatever we hold dear with #slowliving_gather. Of course as always, the word we pick is open to interpretation and there were some lovely thoughtful captions to accompany the photos shared. Here are my favourite slow living gather moments captured….

To gather – seasonal things collected and displayed to mark Advent.

photo by Naomi @lightlovers for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of Naomi @lightlovers

 

photo by Nicole @nicolebianchi_ for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of Nicole @nicolebianchi_

 

To gather – creating handmade things for, and with loved ones, and starting family traditions.

photo by Olga @nemuza for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Grace

photo courtesy of Olga @nemuza

 

photo by Andrea @dearpomegranates for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of Andrea @dearpomegranates

 

photo by Meg @meg_nlo for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of Meg @meg_nlo

 

To gather – to collect treasures and family heirlooms over time.

photo by Katrien @growingwildthings for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Grace
photo courtesy of Katrien @growingwildthings

 

To gather – armfuls of nature handmade into beautiful wreaths.

photo by Sophie @minigrandiartist for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of @minigrandiartist

 

photo by Ellie @petalplum for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of Ellie @petalplum

 

photo by Bee @thelinencloud for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of Bee @thelinencloud

 

photo by @littlekinjournal for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of @littlekinjournal

 

To gather – the rituals of baking, and decorating, to prepare your family home, welcoming others into celebrate.

photo by @mrsnomi for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Gracephoto courtesy of @mrsnomi

 

Finally I loved this picture of a wishing tree. People gathering together to make a wish and symbolising the hope by tying a piece of coloured ribbon to a tree. What a beautiful wholehearted gathering that must have been…

photo by Catherine @catherine_frawley for slow living gather on Geoffrey & Grace
photo courtesy of Catherine @catherine_frawley

 

Don’t forget to head over to Danielle’s blog Hippie In Disguise to see her favourite moments from December too. Also there is our slow living moments Pinterest board that you might like to follow.

So on to the focus for January;

At this time of year I always feel there is a transition that happens. As a result of time off and the festivities, there is a real sense of slowing down, and personally, I go into a hibernating phase. After this lull, during the beginning of January, there is normally a sense of renewed energy. It’s often a time where people look to re-establish forgotten habits and set new intentions. With this in mind, the word for January is ‘renew’.

Please join in and share your slow, wholehearted moments where you feel revitalised and focused for the year ahead with #slowliving_renew. As always, we can’t wait to see the gallery. Thanks again for helping Danielle and I grow this community over on Instagram, we are both enjoying the project so much. Happy 2016.

 

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