Hello, how is everyone? I hope you all had a lovely Lughnasadh no matter how big or small you celebrated 🙂 The picture up here is from my Book of Shadows (please don’t judge my drawings 😀 I know I suck, but it’s fun to practise). Our celebration was just a dinner basically. I would’ve loved to go out for a walk in the park with the kids, but the weather predicted lots of rain ,which only arrived late night at the end. Even though it wasn’t raining the sky looked like it would any moment and I was busy baking and cleaning anyway.
So, my altar. First off, I am sorry for the dirty window, I clean it every week yet the day after it’s already like this again. I don’t know what the heck do my cats do to it! Behind there is a small closed balcony where I put two of my cats at night, cause one of them likes to meow around the house and the younger one plays a little too hard, so I don’t have to worry about them waking up the kids. Anyway, so, I would’ve wanted a cloth or something but I didn’t find anything suitable and in the budget so I just leave it like this. On there I have a few plants, some very crooked cheap orange candles, some more candles, an eagle looking over my altar checking everything with it’s eyesight, a fake pomegranade for Persephone, a fake sunflower and some other smaller yellow flowers, an incense burner and I keep my most used incenses right there as well in a vase. On one picture there is also a golden plate for offerings 🙂
I also baked a pie for the first time ever & it was really good! My husband thought the dough was store bought so it must’ve been good, right? 🙂 I did the dough the night before and did the rest in the morning. I also baked two kinds of breads: one was my trusted recipe where I don’t measure anything and other was a new recipe with honey I found on pinterest. Both came out really well, soft and sweet and I ate one right away with butter and it was heaven lol. I am definitely more of a baker than a cook. That’s probably due to my love for sweets 😛
For dinner we had some pork loins on grill pan, corn with butter & a salad. It wasn’t really a feast, just a simple dinner, but I tried to make foods associated with Lughnasadh.
For the table I wanted a cloth that would be in theme, orange-yellow-brownish-beige color or maybe with sunflowers but again I didn’t find anything suitable or in my budget so I used the most neutral tablecloth that I had which is pastel pink but at least it looked pretty good. I tried to make decent pictures but my two year old kept pulling the tableclth and moving the stuff on the table – it was a struggle 😀
And that’s it for our Lughnasadh. Very simple, didn’t do much yet it seems like all I did yesterday was to cook, bake, clean-up, do the dishes and try to keep the dining area decent. Let me know if you celebrated and how. I wish you all a wonderful August and may you enjoy this last month of summer ❤
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