Although it’s been pretty wet of late, when the skies clear late in the day, it can yield some fabulous sunsets. Today was another of those days, and like so many of my photos this year, it was only taken a few yards from home.
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!
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…
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…
I have this sign on my study door at home, and figure it’s a great metaphor for life.
We aren’t the greatest cooks, but really do enjoy trying something a little different. We had seen these biscotti biscuits made on the TV last week and decided to give it a go. Turned out to be very successful!
… 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?