Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Happy Christmas.

white cyclamen

red garland

Christmas twig with red, white and silver decorations.

The house is decorated, red, white, silver, the now traditional Christmas twig (there's a story about the twig, maybe I'll share if I feeling brave enough), the butter house is soaking ready to be filled, the cake is marzipanned, the children are resigned to the fact that I am soon to drag them out on a Christmas Eve walk, - I'll take hot chocolate and delicious things to eat, but part of the tradition is to make a fuss, they can't admit to actually liking it!  Then it will be time to relax, to enjoy, to be thankful, to feast, and to make merry. 

Wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas. 

15 comments:

  1. Hi Tess....Merry Christmas and warm wishes for 2014.

    Nina xxxx

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love all your pretty decorations! Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Am intrigued by a butter house -is this some kind of Northumbrian speciality?

    Have a fabby Christmas Tess x

    ReplyDelete
  4. I love the colour of your walls - the perfect backdrop for the lovely and intriguing Christmas twig! Merry Christmas Tess and a very happy New Year xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. House looks lovely, have a lovely walk and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Sounds wonderful. I dragged mine out on a walk this afternoon. It was lovely, but of course they complained. Like you say, it's traditional. Your house is looking beautiful. I hope you all have a really happy Christmas.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Beautiful decorations. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

    My two are still in bed but in their dreams know there will be a Christmas day walk ... we have hail stones at the moment !

    ReplyDelete
  8. A happy Christmas to you and all your family too.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas.
    We have been on the family walk too - always a good way of walking off some of the Christmas food, chocolates..
    Happy holidays
    hugs
    Carolyn

    ReplyDelete
  10. It all looks so festive and pretty Tess! And a Christmas Eve walk! We're always so disorganized -- everyone is always running around with last minute stuff to do and the women are always cooking for Christmas Eve dinner. We're doing something wrong -- we so need to change our plans so that we can have some relaxing time for a change. I hope your Christmas was wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your decoration is beautiful and I am intrigued by the twig and the story should you choose to tell us.

    Wishing you goodness in 2014

    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  12. The colours of your house are very fine. We walk and have walked through the years when it was a pain into the years when our now adult children suggest it. Keep walking!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Your decorations are lovely, I hope you had a great Christmas

    ReplyDelete
  14. Here's hoping much merry was made, and that 2014 brings you and yours and much joy.

    Gorgeous twig ... we have decorated twigs too - white with a hint of red and gold this year - no story attached though.

    ReplyDelete

thanks for visiting, I love to read your comments, and I'll reply if I can see your email, or here in the comment box.