Category Archives: Christmas

On a Door on Monday

Knowing we were going to be away for the weekend and therefore not around on Sunday to prepare a vase for Monday, I decided to combine my seasonal wreath-making with the Monday meme this year – and thus we have … Continue reading

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Seasonal Haiku

Seasonal greetings At the fag-end of the year Hopes of peace prevail Seasonal greetings at the fag-end of the year At the fag-end of the year hopes of peace prevail With very best wishes to all my blogging friends wherever … Continue reading

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Festive Greetings

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Time for a (Festive) Rest

I was anticipating finding an hour two earlier in the week to get a few things done in the garden before we headed up to my Mum’s for Christmas – some seedlings rather belatedly pricked out, some compost dug in, … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Peace, Prosperity and Goodwill

And that includes goodwill to the poinsettia, which is NOT my favourite plant but having a December birthday invariably means I receive one most years at sometime during the month – so rather than letting it languish as I have … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: Gosh – is it Really That Time of Year Again Already?!

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Twenty Eight and Still Counting

I have managed 48 hours without switching on my laptop so a belated thanks for all Christmas wishes from other bloggers out there – normal service will be resumed shortly and your comments will be responded to in due course. … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

Joy to the world – A big ask, So let’s begin With you And me. May joy be yours Wherever you are – North or south, East or west – For now And all years hence. May compassion Fill your … Continue reading

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In a Vase on Monday: Windin’ the Candle

The material for today’s post was in the balance until yesterday afternoon until I finally decided to leave the Paperwhites in the greenhouse for another week and reached the conclusion that the three buds optimistically picked from a lone Rudbeckia … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas is a Big Black Box

One of our neighbours called round this morning with a parcel that must have arrived yesterday when we were out. I say ‘parcel’, but it was really a large black cube, surprisingly light too. Racking my brains to remember what … Continue reading

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