Day 355 – Dining Table…

Although we plan to spend Christmas Day on our own,we will be doing a fair bit of entertaining over the holiday period, and wanted to be sure our dining table looked festive and welcoming. Hence a bit of a run through a few days before the holidays. We commissioned a table decoration from a florist locally, and this gave us chance to try it all together. Looks pretty good!

Table centrepiece – iPhone

Day 354 – Christmas Traditions…

A few years ago, one of my granddaughters bought me this soft toy as a present, and each Christmas it comes out as part of the house decorations. It’s funny how we cling to family traditions, and there are certainly quite a few around the Christmas period…

Christmas toy – iPhone

Day 353 – More Rain…!

Already, this month is heading for being one of the wettest Decembers on record in the UK, and today was another grim day. It pretty much rained all day, and although there has been no flooding around here, there was plenty of surface water to make driving difficult. A slow motion app on my phone allowed me to catch the ripples from the rain.

Raindrops and puddles – iPhone

Day 352 – Vision Board…

I’ve had a ‘vision board’ in my study at home for a while now, and use it for inspiration when I’m feeling a little ‘flat’. As well as some favourite photos it has sayings and memories of some of the people I admire. These are two of my all time favourites – Ansel Adams, the best landscape photographer ever, and Steve Jobs, who co-founded Apple and was the inspiration for products that have changed the world we live in…

Vision board – iPhone

Day 348 – Christmas Is Coming…

… and we now have all the Christmas decorations in place. We actually have 3 Christmas trees in the house – our usual large one in the kitchen, this smaller one in our sitting room, and a very small and special one in the hallway. Lots of twinkly light and baubles everywhere – wouldn’t be Christmas without them would it?

Christmas Tree #2 – iPhone

Day 346 – Sky Fire…

Not the first time I have taken a sunset photo from this point, but with sky colours like this I couldn’t resist it. Even more remarkable because it was actually raining at the time. In fact, it’s rained pretty much all day, and very heavy at that – lots of waterlogged fields…

Peatswood sunset – iPhone