A highland fling

our wee adventure on the Black Isle

Christmas comes early here at Casa Tyr

1 Comment

I know how tired everyone gets of Christmas by the time December 25th rolls around. We’re constantly bombarded by images of gifts, and blackmailed into gift-buying, under the guise of showing family and friends how much we love them.

That’s one nice thing about living in a small village in Spain – decorations and posters don’t go up until early December, by which time you are really ready to get into the Christmas spirit! I didn’t find this to be the case in the US or UK – where from 1 October (or earlier) the shops are stocking Christmas gifts. I truly hated that.

So you might wonder why I’m talking about Christmas already!

There is a good reason, actually. Although all our Lujos skincare products are made fresh, and to order, our soap has to be made ahead. It takes time to cure and mature, rather like a good wine!

So for the past few weeks, Kenton and I have been busy little elves, making Christmas soap for pre-orders, and also for those who want to order the odd bar or two. Our Lujos lab has been a hive of activity, and now the curing shelves are full of gorgeous smelling Christmas soap!

So now we can relax and stop thinking about Christmas for a month – and get back to the usual farming chores of planting veg, pruning olive trees and picking the olive harvest!

“A change is as good as a rest”, as Kenton’s gran used to say…

Author: Ann Larson

One-time IT executive who lives on a 22 acre olive farm in Spain with husband Kenton and 2 boxer dogs. We make Yunquera Gold olive oil, and soap and skincare products from same. We aim to make natural, fresh, and handmade products at affordable prices!

One thought on “Christmas comes early here at Casa Tyr

  1. Ha! Ha! With my sister leaving to start a children’s theater in Amsterdam this fall we have decided to have Christmas on Halloween. So we are going to trim the tree and give out candy all at the same time. We’ve decided to greet the kids in elf hats and say “Ho!Ho! Boo!” Have fun pruning the olives!