Wednesday, 12 December 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like...

We had a proper hoar frost this morning...so beautiful! The rime was thick on the trees and leaves, frosting everything like Christmas cake...
 even the spider webs on the church gates were starched with ice...which made their intricate patterns stand out...what architects spiders are! Last week's snow has gone, though...
I'm not sure if you can spot her here, but snow is Alice's absolute favourite weather! I'm not sure whether the cold whisks up extra-special smells, but she snuffles & snuffs about before racing in circles with her ears pinned back. We took this walk with our oldest nephew, Kip...that's him on the distance. Our Australian boy adores England...and snow above all!
He had to leave his mark everywhere! With temperatures never dipping much below 20c where they live, sub-zero is a huge novelty...
What a joy to have them all with us for the festivities! Not long to go, now...and the town is looking gorgeous. I thought you might like to see some of the door wreaths in our neighbourhood...
I took these pictures this morning...tiptoeing around the houses in the cold!

I love the glossy primary colours...

I'm proud to say that I know all the people behind these doors...


These neighbours really make a huge effort at Christmas...this  year their decorations are themed for the Jubilee year. Gorgeous!
And I love the simplicity of this one...so berry-like against the green...

 
We haven't started decorating yet...that will start in earnest this weekend! I promise to show you more then...I so love the run-up to Christmas, and this one is extra special. It's been such a difficult year, in so many ways, for just about everyone we know. We look forward to relaxing, enjoying, eating, drinking...celebrating properly and saying goodbye to 2012 in style!
I hope your preparations are going well...happy December and have a wonderful week xo