Sunday, November 17, 2013

Sign up for A Pause in Advent 2013

It was nice to read in the comments on my post below that a good number of people would really like to join in the Pause in Advent this year!

The idea is to take time out from the rush and panic in the lead up to Christmas, and take some time to think about what we are really preparing for. This differs for every blogger - some of the most popular posts interpret it in a 'simple living, anti-materialistic' way, others throw in a good seasoning of spiritual thoughts, and there's usually a healthy dash of crafting, baking and traditions from around the world. Please join us if you'd like to contribute to this delicious feast of Advent thoughts!

This year Advent begins on Sunday 1st December, which is nice and neat! So the rules, as far as they go, are:
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Post four times in Advent, either on the Sundays (1st, 8th, 15th and 22nd December) or on the following Mondays. Don't worry if you miss one or more, though - this is about resting and thinking, not feeling more pressure!
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Use the ‘A Pause for Advent’ picture at the top of this post to link back to my blog, which will give the links to the other Advent bloggers.
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Post about ANYTHING on your mind this Advent – traditions, family, craft, questions, hopes, experiences, faith … it’s up to you!
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Visit the other Advent bloggers as you are able, to find out what’s on THEIR minds this Advent.

If you've already told me below that you'll join in, then you'll be listed in my sidebar once Advent begins. However, if you haven't told me already, please sign up in a comment on this post. And if you're not taking part, then please still come and visit and find out what people are up to around the world, as Advent begins!

21 comments:

marigold jam said...

Looking forward to posting about my take on things in the run up to Christmas Floss.

Kathy said...

I'd love to join in. I think it's really important to take some time to think away from the madness of the season.

Pom Pom said...

A Pause in Advent is always special, Floss!

magsmcc said...

Yes please- one of my favourite blogging times!!

Serenata said...

Signing up Floss, looking forward to this again.

Jane and Chris said...

Already have an idea fermenting in the recesses (of my mind)!
Jane x

Kezzie said...

yip yip yip!!!!!!!!!!!xxx

polkadotpeticoat said...

How are you doing Floss I'm so sorry I haven't been around lately! Heidi

Fiona said...

Yes please, am glad you are doing this again. Looking forward to joining in again.

kim said...

I'd love to join you all in A Pause For Advent this year, taking time out to reflect helps put everything into perspective.......... I feel as I get older this is an important part of the lead up to Christmas for me.

Kaye Swain said...

Hi Floss, I'm hoping to post weekly but I'm also in the midst of a move we just finished and a new work affiliation so I think I'll just look forward to visiting as I can but not commit this year. But I'm glad things seem to be going a bit easier for you this year :) And hoping next year it will be calmer on this side of the ocean for me :) A blessed and beautiful and stress-free Advent and Christmas season to all!

Elizabethd said...

Racing to catch up, I'd like to join in, but it might be a bit sporadic.

Lisa Richards said...

I'd like to participate! I'm new to the Advent tradition, but I'm looking forward to this! :D

Amy at love made my home said...

Hello, Jane from The Maple Syrup Mob sent me over here to see you to join in your Pause for Advent. I would love to join in if possible. I have done an advent post today. No idea on how to join in with these things. Perhaps you could pop over to my blog and leave a comment on what to do or send me an e-mail (I'm not no reply, or address on my blog).

Thank you and looking forward to hearing from you Floss. xx

Left-Handed Housewife said...

Is it too late to sign up? If not, please add me to the list!

frances

RedSetter said...

Just popped over from a little white sewing shed and think this is a lovely venture. I'd love to be involved.

Chel @ Sweetbriar Dreams said...

I am doing a kind of Advent calendar this month and posting a picture each day with a small write up. I know I am a latecomer but I would love to sign up. Take care. Chel x

Lisa Richards said...

I've done my advent post on my Pen and Ink blog. I guess I didn't realize that might be confusing! Can you link to that instead of my Backwoods Crazy Quilt blog? Seems like I don't get over to that one very often these days. Thanks!

M.K. said...

Yes, please! I'm definitely participating this year! Here's the address for my first post: http://mkatchris.blogspot.com/2013/12/god-speaks-pause-in-advent.html

Thanks so much!

The Barefoot Crofter said...

Hello - I have decided to post about my Advent journey this year - then saw that fellow blogger, Chel was participating here. I would love to join you
Jacqui x

Nancy McCarroll said...

I am a bit late to the party, but please do count me in.