After cutting a few bits of holly with berries from a tree down the road I went round the meadow and garden for some more greenery to bring indoors
I found Bay, Rosemary, Spruce and Ivy to go with the Holly. Sometime in the future who ever lives here will have their own holly too, but holly is so slow growing so the saplings planted 2 years ago are still only 18 inches tall.
And for colour.......... a bunch of flowers I bought myself for Christmas. I was too mean to spend much, consequently lots of the flowers fell off my £5 supermarket bunch before I even got it home into it's vase!
Over the last few days I've had comments from so many new people -
it's been lovely to find who's reading and enjoying the blog and more
folk have tapped the follower button too - welcome. I enjoy writing the
blog and it's been a brilliant thing to do since Colin died. As I said
to someone recently "without the blog I would have had to keep busy
doing more cleaning!"
Didn't get to sing any well known
Christmas carols at church on Sunday, I forgot that The Methodist
church follow an advent plan so we sung advent carols - some I'd never
heard before and I don't think the stand-in organist(because the usual
one had flu) had either! Lunch at Col's brother's house was delicious -
out of necessity over the last years on his own he has become very good
Now we are round to Christmas Eve, I've
brought my pressies into the living room and tomorrow will put on the
tree lights and open them - being alone will be odd. Then I shall
finish making a trifle to take over to SiL's. It will be a grown up
Christmas this year - my niece is the youngest and she's nearly 30! There will
be 9 of us altogether and it should be a lovely day.
(Ho! Ho! Ho! - yes that is a Santa on a stick in the middle of the flowers....it came
with them, I hope Santa comes to your house tonight.......bringing you all the gifts you wished for)