Monday, 27 December 2010

Merry Christmas

I hope you all had a lovely and fun filled Christmas, shared with those you love.  It all seems to have gone so quick, all that planning and preparation, and it is all over.  I spent the day with my family, and no Christmas is complete without the Christmas family photo.

Me and Mum took the opportunity to dress up.

And of course Molly couldn't be left out.

So that's it for another year.

~ Gem x

Friday, 24 December 2010

Christmas Time In Glasgow

As I'm sure you all know by now, I LOVE Christmas, it is one of my favourite time's of year.  I was fortunate this year to be able to visit Glasgow during a work trip, and in particular George's Square.  All I can say is that it looked beautiful amongst all the snow, Christmas Lights and decorations.  Of course I had my camera to hand, I can share with you some of the sights, although the pictures don't really do it any justice.

Santa's sleigh beneath the tree.

A snow covered Lion

Such a treat to visit this festive little space just in time for Christmas. 

~ Gem x

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Winter Wonderland

I love the sound just after it has snowed.........silence.  Everything is so peaceful and calm it's lovely.  Everything looks so pretty, until it all gets disturbed by us humans anyway.

I don't think I've ever seen so much snow before.  We've had so much recently.  

 I love watching the icicles as they begin to thaw.  I caught the one above just as a drop of water fell from the tip.

I am also pleased to say that I can now cross off something else from my bucket list or list of wishes which ever way you like to look at it.  I have officially made my first ever snow angel.

And it was still visible the following day after yet more snow.

~ Gem x

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Festive Flower Arranging : Week Four

 I have really enjoyed this course and I have actually learnt quite a lot which is even better.  I think of the four sessions the first and last were my favourites.  This week was really basic and quite easy, it is surprising how simple some of the displays are, however to look at it I would never have said I would be capable of anything like this.  

The arrangement is the same all the way round with a candle in the centre.  A real simple but effective design that anyone could do it.  And trust me, if I can do it, anyone can.

~ Gem x