Tuesday, 7 December 2010

A Nip in the Air

Well Jack Frost has certainly been nipping at our toes at the beginning of this week, but needs must and we set off to Blackberry Farm to order our Turkey or maybe goose!! It was so cold, but the drive over there was stunning I had to get out and take lots of photos even though I spent most of it slipping all over the place!!!

Of course after all that hard work it would have been rude to pass the pub so the fire was very welcoming!
I love Kate Rusby and today I had a lovely surprise my son had sent me her new Christmas CD I am very spoilt Thank you Marcus!!! Boys can be so thoughtful (well sometimes!)

A few weeks ago I promised Lou who has a  lovely blog that I would make a rag wreath – it was great fun to do and I used up all my scrap linen and an old gingham (which was a little faded to use for anything else) they are so pretty and I can see it staying up a lot longer than the Christmas period.

Well I had better start thinking about supper the OH has lit the fire so I feel a glass of wine coming on! Keep warm everyone and have a lovely week.


  1. Hi Jill,
    Beautiful photographs, lovely son and your garland looks great. You must definitely keep it out after Christmas.
    Keep warm Jill and enjoy your wine !! XXXX

  2. Hello Jill
    I love your rag wreath :-)
    Oh boy it really has been nippy hasn't it? I've ventured out as little as possible the last few days. The landscape looks stunning though and quite magical,
    Sending you wishes of warmth and cosy days,
    D x

  3. Lovely frosty pics - I took dozens today too - everywhere looked beautiful - even the trees in Tesco carpark!! Love your wreath too - as you say, not just for Christmas.

  4. Hi there Jill, such beautiful frosty photos! Snow always looks wonderful in photographs I think. Your wreath is just gorgeous! Hope you are keeping warm,
    hugs, Laura xx

  5. The frost has been quite spectacular hasn't it! Of course you had to stop at the pub - a nice hot toddy does wonders!!

    Your wreath is gorgeous Jill and looks perfect against your mirror.

    Hope you had a cosy evening!


  6. Love your rag wreath and your blog! Thank you for your blog comment. Lizzie x

  7. Hi Jill, thank you for your lovely visit and comment also! I see you have got a bit of a cold too these days, it is certainly beautiful to look at. But I rather sit inside :) Yesterday I went outside to take a few pictires on my veranda, it was incredible cold, -15 ! My fingers almost fell off, haha


  8. Hi Jill, lovely pics! you surely had a nice day !!!And your wreath is perfect!!!kisses

  9. Hello Jill,
    beautifull pictures of snow
    and beautiful crown with rags,
    but how?
    A warm hug Susy

  10. Hi Jill
    I am sorry that I missed you last weekend.
    Lovely pics as usual.
    Tracey x

  11. Hi Jill,

    I am glad you got back in the car safe! This morning Holland was covered with a white layer of frost as well, but higher temperatures are predicted for the weekend.

    I never heard of Kate Rusby before, but I will try and find her music. Such a sweet gesture of your son!!

    Happy evening!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  12. Hello Jill, it's lovely to meet you, thankyou for visiting my blog. I think yours is gorgeous and I love Devon. My husband, son and I stayed for a week back in April and it's truly a beautiful part of England. I especially loved Dartmoor, Dartmouth and Salcombe. Would love to come back and visit, but we do have a long list of places to visit! Robx

  13. I'm just so glad you came to visit... you have a lovely blog!! I LOVE your cottage in Devon... GORGEOUS!!
    Well... Jack Frost certainly has paid you a visit where your at in your part of the world. :) Your pictures are beautiful!
    What a nice gift from your son, too!
    Nothings better than sitting by the fire on a cold winters day... enjoy!
    Best wishes from a not so cold part of the U.S.
    ~ Jo :)


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