Today I give you something that would probably be more at home half way round the world ... in Nepal. We were given some Nepalese prayer flags from Simon's sister who travelled there earlier in the year. We have some in the house as part of our Christmas decorations and these ones are fluttering outside in the wind.
The flags come in sets of five, one each of the following colours from left to right: blue, white, red, green, and yellow and the colours each represent something. Blue for the sky and space, white for air and wind, red for fire, green for water and yellow for earth. Prayer flags are used to promote peace, compassion, strength, and wisdom with these positive feelings being blown by the wind from the flags across the world. Ideally the flags should be left to fly as high as possible and whilst I am not sure our washing line in Normandy can compete with the Himalayas in altitude I am hoping they are doing well spreading good feelings far and wide.