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Happy Winter Solstice!

It’s no secret how much I love and look forward to this day, probably from about the end of September, truth be told! I feel the worst is over, now I know we may have lots of poor weather to come but it’s all about the light, the light is coming back and that feels so good. Tomorrow even though we won’t even notice it will have slightly more daylight than today and that is a wonderful thought.

I had a walk around the garden this week and even in depths of December there is colour out there but more importantly there is so much hope in the form of bulbs and buds, just bring it on!!!

Christmas 14 Collage

However I’m not so caught up in pre-spring that I’m overlooking Christmas, it is of course happening here at GRD HQ. My son is home from Berlin this evening and along with my daughter and son-in-law we’ll have a lovely festive week together as a family.

Merry Christmas 2014

I’d like to thank you all for visiting me here this year, it is always lovely to have you stop by and leave your wonderful comments, which are always appreciated.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas with those you love!

See you all in pre-spring! 🙂

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Elizabeth December 21, 2014 - 11:02 am

Merry Christmas Vivienne and your family too. Cold as it may be,there is lots of new life in your garden and the colours of the flowers so good. Love & Blessings Elizabeth

ali December 21, 2014 - 11:39 am

What an optimistic post! Hope you and all your family have a lovely time over the holidays.

Mia December 21, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Dear Vivienne,

Happy and bright Christmas to you and yours, dear friend! And pre-spring is ever so important to me too, and the very thought of it will keep me smiling in weeks to come, it has said to be very cold here…brrr… and snowy. But sun is getting near, hooray!

Happy Holidays, thank you for this happy year, and all the best for 2015!


Jane's Journal December 21, 2014 - 3:22 pm

It’s great to see the flowers still out Vivienne. Despite it being the first day of winter it’s incredibly mild here too. Merry Christmas my dear and may it be bunny filled. Your Christmas girl is so sweet, my Holly sends a wave. Enjoy your family time xx

Anne D. Toprak December 21, 2014 - 4:04 pm

Happy Solstice, V. The sun is shining here!! Enjoy your week and family time.
Merry Christmas and Happiest 2015!!
Anne and family xxx

Marigold Jam December 21, 2014 - 5:01 pm

I do so agree about the light! I saw the first daffodils in bloom near here yesterday too so it won’t be long now!! Have a lovely time with you family and best wishes for the Solstice, Christmas and the New Year!

B. GĂ©raldine December 21, 2014 - 5:46 pm

I wish you a very very happy Christmas Vivienne !!! As always, beautiful flowers pictures !!! See you soon !

Stephanie December 21, 2014 - 5:50 pm

Thank you for brightening up my year, dear Vivienne! I hope you have a wonderful Christmassy time with your family. I’ll raise a cup of good cheer for you over the next few days!

Bring on the mulled wine!

Jennifer December 21, 2014 - 11:38 pm

What a lovely post. I wish you a very happy solstice and a merry Christmas too. I love these photos, how amazing to have bulbs and buds in December!

helen philipps December 22, 2014 - 2:12 pm

Yes, it’s true, once Christmas is over then spring is on it’s way!! Love your cheery outlook 🙂 Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas, Vivienne!
Helen xox

jooles December 23, 2014 - 7:27 am

Your garden looks SO much prettier than mine …. mine is just brown with a little green!
Have a brilliant time with you family and I’d love to wish you and your loved ones a wonderful and joyous Christmas~time!
love Jooles x x x

Susana December 23, 2014 - 2:53 pm

Hola, te deseo que pases una feliz navidad¡¡¡¡¡

Helenjean December 23, 2014 - 3:07 pm

Photographs to warm the cockles of your heart. Who says there is no colour in winter ! Have a lovely Christmas and he in touch in the new year! Happy solstice indeed x

Simone December 23, 2014 - 3:56 pm

There is so much happening in your garden Vivienne! It looks lovely. I’m loving all your Christmas decorations too! Have a wonderful Christmas with your family. x

Madelief December 23, 2014 - 6:37 pm

The flowers are beautiful Vivienne! Wishing you and your loved ones a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Magical New Year!

Madelief x

Patty December 24, 2014 - 9:12 am

I always feel optimistic now we are getting the light back into our lives and lets hope the rest of the wintery weather won’t be too bad. Enjoy your lovely family Christmas Vivienne and a happy new year xx

Susan December 24, 2014 - 10:49 am

Merry Christmas to you and your family dear Vivienne and I’ll look forward to your company in 2015! (I love the sound of pre-Spring days ahead too 🙂
Susan x
P.S Don’t forget to treat your little button elf…he’s worked so hard this year making all those wonderful little buttons!

Antoinette van Zelst December 24, 2014 - 11:04 am

Merry Christmas ♥

Amy at love made my home December 24, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Happy Christmas! xx

Kate December 26, 2014 - 7:39 am

Merry Christmas Vivienne, I hope you and the family have had a wonderful time. Much love xo

Annie December 26, 2014 - 5:00 pm

I hope you and yours have had the best Christmas and that the year ahead is kind to you all.

Debbie Seton December 28, 2014 - 6:06 pm

Beautiful pictures Viv – hope you had a wonderful Christmas <3

Gill December 31, 2014 - 1:27 pm

Its lovely to see so much colour and signs of new growth in your garden Vivienne, so exciting to see those bulbs peeping up already, a sure sign of Pre-Spring!
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas re-united with your family, and wishing you every happiness for a brilliant New Year full of lovely new bunnies!
Lots of love
Gill xx

thelinencat & rockcottageyear December 31, 2014 - 9:12 pm

Such pretty colours for so late in the year! Happy (very belated) Winter Solstice to you dear Vivienne. Bethxx

suzy January 7, 2015 - 4:33 pm

Such a lovely and jolly post! Looking forward to your 2015 bunnies. Belated New Year greetings from a new follower. Suzy x

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