feeling festive

 It's been really chilly recently, the weather forecast says there might be snow tonight, but I'm not sure, though I've heard we're meant to have some next week...I'm quite looking forward to it now!
Except I'm not entirely convinced we have enough supplies, though the council have scooped up the leaves on the road, and we've grit piles every few metres, so perhaps we will be able to get into town.

 I've decorated the mantle piece in the living room with scots pine, some pretty ribbon and some pinecones. I have been really excited about decorating, gathering all objects which are the 'right' colour! I'm not sure how to decorate the rest of the house yet, so James and I went for a walk by the house to see what sort of foliage was about and get some wood for the fire.

Our huge holly stump is sprouting some new leaves, as well as being host to an ash tree, a blackthorn and a foxglove! I can't wait to see what it looks like in a few months.


(the house is in the top right corner)
 Down here there is a beautiful stream with little water falls, all under a gorgeous oak woodland. 
I love oak.Its so twisty, and it burns so so well, its lovely.

The sloes have all gone now, so no chance of replacing the sloe gin we've already broken into...oops!


We had a really lovely walk, looking at mushrooms, and finding little worlds in the roots of a fallen tree. After getting chilly fingers and slightly damp toes, we came back for some delicious soup.
(I love it when Jamz gets all inspired in the kitchen- he's amazing at food)


I have also made some Christmas bunting for a friend back home in Bridport, I couldn't get a decent photo, so I'll ask get so send me one of it hanging with her own decorations. 

This evening I shall mostly be enjoying some yummy rhubarb and ginger muffins.

Happy Weekend.


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    Oak is very nice... I love the arts and crafts feel of it. So historic!

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