Category Archives: Christmas

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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Not Quite as Chilly

Although northernmost parts of the UK were battered by winds and high tides and the threat of snow at the start of the week, here in the Midlands we have seen a fair bit of sunshine and probably quite average … Continue reading

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Boxing Day Roll Call

Helen at Patient Gardener posted a Boxing Day count of what was flowering in her garden yesterday, the third year she has done this and thus beginning to build up an annual comparison. Although I post on Garden Bloggers Blooms … Continue reading

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Itchy Feet, Itchy Fingers?

Now that the build up and preparations for Christmas Day are over there can be a gradual return to regular pursuits, although the habitual Boxing Day walk with Stepson and family took place this morning in sunny but nippy conditions. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday: What the World Needs Now

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In the Bleak Midwinter…..

…….there were (clockwise, from top left) the first signs of Crocus ‘Snow Bunting’ in the ex D****’s P**** border; snowdrops ‘Maidwell L’ and an unknown, in a race to be first to open; Hamamelis x intermedia ‘Orange Peel’, all its … Continue reading

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