Thursday, 24 December 2020

Christmas Greetings

 








We are ready to celebrate an unusually quiet Christmas. New Covid restrictions mean that family members are keeping to their own homes, spread around different parts of the country. We shall join together digitally, but for once the house will not be awash with wrapping paper and there will be some semblance of order in the kitchen. We are a family who enjoy tradition, so there is no doubt about it, it is going to be strange. At six this evening we shall stand outside, as the other villagers intend to do, and ring bells to demonstrate our solidarity in dealing with this rampaging virus.

I've finished decorating the windows but when I stood on the kitchen steps to hang up the lantern and angel mobile I saw how mucky the white muslin shears had become. What a slattern!


 Down they came for a thorough wash. No chance to hang them on the line in constant rain. They were draped over the kitchen creel overnight.






















Ah, that's better - and a bit of sunshine!





















The table is ready for several days of feasting.


































            WISHING YOU ALL, DEAR BLOGGERS,

    A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY 2021.



19 comments:

  1. Wishing you a Happy Christmas in spite of all the restrictions.

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  2. Beautiful Christmas decorations.
    A Very Merry Christmas to You and your Family.
    cheers, gayle and the square ones

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  3. Wishing you and your family all the best in the coming New Year. Love the nativity set.

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    1. I love the simplicity of our nativity set. We bought it in a small pottery in Palma, Majorca many years ago.
      I'm sending you and MEMa my good wishes for a healthy and happy year ahead.

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  4. Merry Christmas to you and yours, too!
    Your home looks very beautiful and inviting.

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    1. Thank you, Librarian. I hope you are enjoying a restful holiday with your family and that the coming year will bring better times for us all.

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  5. It all looks so very lovely and the flowers are gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and yours, dear Rosemary!

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    1. It is especially nice to have flowers in the house in the winter time. It feels like a luxury although they are very inexpensive to buy these days . I have a small bunch of white roses from the supermarket, padded out with mistletoe and greenery from the garden in the sitting room. They are gradually opening up and give me great pleasure. The same with red roses in the dining room.
      Such a strangely quiet Christmas but we are happy with the decision that we made to stay in isolation as I fear that things are only going to get worse in the next few weeks.

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  6. Merry Christmas to you and your family. Yes, it's a difficult time all over the world, but together we will fight this stupid virus. Stay safe.

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    1. There is going to be some partying when we have all had our jabs!

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  7. Beautiful decorations! Merry Christmas and I'm so sorry to hear of the new covid restrictions there. Be safe and enjoy the New Year!

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    1. The same decorations are used year after year. We are playing it safe on the health front so that I shall be able to unwrap and hang up the same decorations for many more years to come!

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