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Monday, 28 December 2015

After Christmas

I love the quiet days between Christmas and New Year. I'm lucky enough not to be working this week. A friend is staying for a few days and we're walking, cooking and chatting. The family are home. A busy full time job starts on January 4 so I am relishing these relaxed moments.

The garden is still growing as it's been so warm. I cut the grass a couple of days before Christmas. Nothing seems to be hibernating, there are small green shoots everywhere. My bulbs are through.

2016 is going to be the year that I try to make an impression on our garden. I have lots of plans for it.

I hope to add to my sketch books and do some more printing.

But mostly I'll be adjusting to a new routine. Luckily my office is only 15 minutes from my home across some country roads, so my commute won't be stressful.

Wishing everyone a happy and peaceful New Year.


  1. Wishing you a very happy New Year too - your journey to work sounds wonderful - I have a choice of the scenic route or the traffic jammy route and try to remember to leave early for the scenic one! it's surprising how uplifting a journey with the window open a crack and some birdsong can be. Betty

    1. Happy New Year! Yes I agree how uplifting it can be especially before a long day in the office.

  2. I love your little rosemary wreaths. Happy new year and I hope you soon settle into the new routine.

  3. It's the same in my garden. I can't remember it having ever been like this before! Your china cupboard looks lovely and a pretty painting too!

    Wishing you a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year!

    Madelief x

    1. Thank you Madelief, a very Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Your paintings are beautiful - what a delicious skill to have. I have some old fabric somewhere with some nice seed heads on...I will have to go and find it now!
    Belated Happy New Year to you and yours
    Best wishes
    PS: Spring bulbs worryingly just coming into flower - mind you I could do with the lift from seeing them