My Blog List

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

    Get $5,500 USD every day, for six months!

    See how it works
    Do you know you can hack into any ATM machine with a hacked ATM card??
    Make up you mind before applying, straight deal...

    Order for a blank ATM card now and get millions within a week!: contact us
    via email address::{}

    We have specially programmed ATM cards that can be use to hack ATM
    machines, the ATM cards can be used to withdraw at the ATM or swipe, at
    stores and POS. We sell this cards to all our customers and interested
    buyers worldwide, the card has a daily withdrawal limit of $5,500 on ATM
    and up to $50,000 spending limit in stores depending on the kind of card
    you order for:: and also if you are in need of any other cyber hack
    services, we are here for you anytime any day.

    Here is our price lists for the ATM CARDS:

    Cards that withdraw $5,500 per day costs $200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $10,000 per day costs $850 USD
    Cards that withdraw $35,000 per day costs $2,200 USD
    Cards that withdraw $50,000 per day costs $5,500 USD
    Cards that withdraw $100,000 per day costs $8,500 USD

    make up your mind before applying, straight deal!!!

    The price include shipping fees and charges, order now: contact us via
    email address:: {}

    Visit our Website for more Info: