Merry Christmas

 

Door wreath 2013

 

There may still be a couple of days to go but we’re starting to wind down here now.

If only the same could be said for the weather.. !

 

With best wishes for a very

Happy Christmas

to you and all your family

Jessica x

 

 

2017-03-03T19:18:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2013|Tags: |101 Comments

101 Comments

  1. Sue@GLAllotments December 22, 2013 at 6:21 pm - Reply

    And a Happy Christmas to you too Jessica.

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sue.

  2. haggiz December 22, 2013 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    Hope you have a lovely Christmas Jessica. Love your wreath… did you make it? Julie x

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:44 pm - Reply

      I did.
      And I hope you can wind down a bit now and find some time to relax?

  3. Jo December 22, 2013 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    What a gorgeous wreath. A very happy Christmas to you and yours too.

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

      Thanks Jo. I’ve had to rescue it already.. the wind is getting up!

  4. Freda December 22, 2013 at 6:49 pm - Reply

    Beautiful wreath. Wishing you kind weather and a happy time!

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

      I think it is stormy tomorrow and then gets kinder… as long as my grocery delivery makes it through! Thanks Freda.

  5. Simone December 22, 2013 at 6:51 pm - Reply

    Lovely wreath! I have just noticed the changing photos in the header. I thought the one with Mike and the ropes hanging over his shoulder was Bob Flowerdew at first with his long blonde plaits!!! I must get to the opticians in 2014! Have a lovely ‘relaxing’ Christmas Jessica and I look forward to reading all about your adventures next year. x

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:53 pm - Reply

      I see what you mean.. I won’t tell Mike though, he will make me remove it!

  6. Suzanne Dutchess County, NY, USA December 22, 2013 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Great wreath Jessica!
    Happy Christmas and the best for the New Year!
    I am very grateful for all your posts and photos, kept me busy during this very idle period.
    Getting close to my normal routine, indoors anyway.
    Looking forward to seeing your chairs redone. They will be grand.

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      Thanks Suzanne, so glad to hear you are recovering well. Good season you picked for down time! Take care.

  7. snowbird December 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    Your wreath is beautiful!!! And a wonderful Christmas to you and yours. Have a good one!xxx

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      Thanks snowbird. Those bloomin’ thieving birds haven’t beaten me yet 😉

  8. Anna December 22, 2013 at 6:56 pm - Reply

    A simple but still stunning wreath Jessica. What a shame about the weather forecast 🙁 Hope that you manage to stay warm and snug. Wishing you all the best at Christmas and happy gardening in 2014 xxx

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Thanks Anna. So good to see green shoots already!

  9. Amy at love made my home December 22, 2013 at 6:58 pm - Reply

    You might have been a little thinner on the ground for holly berries that you had hoped, but your wreath is beautiful. I love the simplicity. Happy Christmas to you and Mike. xx

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      Simple and cheap.. £1.20 total cost. And would have been zero if I had not lost the florists’ wire and had to replace it.. thanks Amy.

  10. Denise December 22, 2013 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    Wishing you and yours a very happy, peaceful and cosy Christmas. Thank you for a year full of wonderful posts! Xxx

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:13 pm - Reply

      Ditto x

  11. Rosie December 22, 2013 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful door wreath! I hope the weather stays kind to you. Have a wonderful Christmas:)

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:14 pm - Reply

      You too Rosie. Have some lovely walks but stay warm!

  12. islandthreads December 22, 2013 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    wishing you and your family a happy christmas too Jessica, I love your wreath, Frances x

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:22 pm - Reply

      Thanks Frances. I hope the weather calms down for you too.

  13. countrysidetales December 22, 2013 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    You too Jess X

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:32 pm - Reply

      Give Poppy a hug for me 🙂

  14. Virginia December 22, 2013 at 7:47 pm - Reply

    Happy Christmas to you two too. I’ve loved reading your blogs – the bird twirler must take the prize for funniest blog I’ve ever read! I went back to it when I needed a lift – thank you for sharing your exploits.

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:40 pm - Reply

      Thanks Virginia. The squirrels are sneaking back now that food is getting more scarce. But I am waiting. With new batteries and new technology.. there may be a video 🙂

  15. Cathy December 22, 2013 at 7:50 pm - Reply

    Very stylish wreath, Jessica – see, you didn’t need lots of holly berries after all. Have a lovely restful Christmas

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:43 pm - Reply

      You too Cathy. Enjoy the snowdrops. And the mahonia. 😉

  16. Abby December 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm - Reply

    Really lovely, understated wreath. Hope you have a lovely Christmas. I always enjoy your posts. X

    • Jessica December 22, 2013 at 8:45 pm - Reply

      It’s great to see you back and hope you have a relaxing time. Thanks Abby.

  17. CJ December 22, 2013 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Such a beautiful and elegant wreath. I hope you both have a really lovely Christmas and a very happy New Year Jessica. CJ xx

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 12:09 am - Reply

      Thanks CJ. Have fun.

  18. elaine December 22, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Your wreath turned out beautifully – Merry Christmas to you too – hope it’s a good one.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 12:11 am - Reply

      The cotoneaster berries look almost as good as the holly, going to have to nurture that plant. Thanks Elaine.

  19. Crafty Gardener December 22, 2013 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Happy holidays Jessica to you and your family.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 12:19 am - Reply

      Thanks Linda, I hope the weather eases up for you too.

  20. andreamynard December 22, 2013 at 10:37 pm - Reply

    Love your wreath. We borrowed pheasant feathers from my daughters owl mask for our very rustic version, hoping it’s still hanging to the door in the wind! Hope you have a very lovely Christmas too.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 12:24 am - Reply

      That sounds good!
      I’ve rescued ours and put it under cover until the storm has passed us by. Take care if you are out tomorrow.

  21. nataliescarberry December 23, 2013 at 2:20 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jessica. May it be a very blessed time for all of you. I’m looking so forward to a new year reading your posts and visiting your blog. Blessings, Natalie 🙂

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:22 am - Reply

      Thank you Natalie. You are very kind. Have a peaceful time.

  22. Josephine December 23, 2013 at 3:39 am - Reply

    Your wreath is just gorgeous !
    A very Merry Christmas to you both Jessica, I hope you are well-stocked on the mince pies and sausage rolls 🙂
    ~Jo

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:23 am - Reply

      I am beginning to wish I’d done the mince pies yesterday. Big storm here this morning, it may take out the power..

  23. Marian December 23, 2013 at 6:16 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas to you!
    Love your wreath.
    Marian

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:26 am - Reply

      Thanks Marian. Take care if this storm reaches you.

  24. Cumbrian December 23, 2013 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Seasons greetings to yourself and family, a happy and peaceful Christmas and a prosperous New Year, let’s hope 2014 is better than 2013.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:33 am - Reply

      It feels like the year will go out with a bang, Friday’s weather looks to be even worse than today down here. Thanks Cumbrian, keep safe.

  25. Linda December 23, 2013 at 7:35 am - Reply

    Your wreath is lovely. I’ve enjoyed your blog this past year. Thanks for your greetings for Christmas. I hope you have a very happy, restful, Christmas, both of you.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:40 am - Reply

      Restful is the plan! Take care Linda, and thank you.

  26. BadPenny December 23, 2013 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Beautiful beautiful wreath. Happy Christmas to you x

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:42 am - Reply

      Thanks Penny, I hope that husband of yours isn’t out on a boat today. It’s really whipping up here and not reached a peak yet.

  27. Jacqueline December 23, 2013 at 9:57 am - Reply

    Wishing you and your family a happy, happy Christmas and, thank you so much for your continued and valued blogging friendship.
    ‘ See ‘ you in 2014. Much love. XXXX

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 11:10 am - Reply

      It’s been a pleasure Jackie. Thank you.

  28. Anne @ Life in Mud Spattered Boots December 23, 2013 at 10:01 am - Reply

    What a tasteful wreath. Hope you don’t get washed or blown away over the next couple of days.
    Happy Christmas.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 11:12 am - Reply

      Waitrose just got through with the Christmas grocery delivery. All is well. But it is mighty blowy at the top of the hill..

  29. SeagullSuzie December 23, 2013 at 10:22 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas from a very stormy Brixham

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 11:15 am - Reply

      Take care Suzie. Lights are flickering like crazy here. Mince pies on hold…

  30. Em December 23, 2013 at 11:55 am - Reply

    Stunning. Happy Christmas to you too. That ark would be REALLY useful right now! xx

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 12:10 pm - Reply

      Save a space for me x

  31. Jenny December 23, 2013 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Beautiful. A very merry Christmas to you both 🙂

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:29 pm - Reply

      And to you both. Take care.

  32. Bilbowaggins December 23, 2013 at 12:26 pm - Reply

    Stunning wreath, one of the loveliest I have seen.

    Wind down? Definitely “wind up” here – torrential rain, wind as strong as last Wednesday, could not feel less “Christmassy”. Stay safe :}

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:33 pm - Reply

      Thanks Bilbo. Bloomin eck. Can’t believe it today. Had a lull, enough to get the Christmas tree inside, but now it’s back.. You too.

  33. Heather December 23, 2013 at 1:28 pm - Reply

    Phew! Hang on to your hat!!! Happy Christmas to you too!

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      If I had one it would be the other side of the country by now..
      Thanks Heather 🙂

  34. Sue. December 23, 2013 at 5:32 pm - Reply

    Lovely wreath makes my home one look very rough. Happy Christmas from very wet and windy North Yorkshire.

    Sue.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:39 pm - Reply

      Take care Sue, at least it will ease off a bit before Christmas. I hope!

  35. Sarah December 23, 2013 at 5:38 pm - Reply

    Have a wonderful Christmas Jessica, hope you the stream doesn’t burst it’s banks we have had so much rain today! Your wreath is so simple and beautiful.
    Sarah x

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:42 pm - Reply

      Thanks Sarah, it is very high. But how about you? Weymouth looks rough, from what I hear on the news. Keep safe x

  36. wherefivevalleysmeet December 23, 2013 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Have a lovely Christmas Jessica – I have just learnt that my son and his family are stuck on a ferry unable to anchor whilst travelling over from France to us. They have been told that the boat is going to head back for France where the water is calmer – goodness knows when we shall see them.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:49 pm - Reply

      Oh Rosemary. It can’t be much fun on the high seas. I do hope they make it back tomorrow.

  37. Justine Wilkinson December 23, 2013 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Love the wreath – simple but oh so effective.
    Wishing you and yours a merry Christmas, and a healthy and happy New Year.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

      Thanks Justine. And to you. Have a good one.

  38. CherryPie December 23, 2013 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Happy Christmas to you and your family. I hope it is a good one.

    • Jessica December 23, 2013 at 9:57 pm - Reply

      You too Cherie. Enjoy Mr C’s Christmas lunch! I wish Mike enjoyed cooking..

  39. colleen December 23, 2013 at 10:52 pm - Reply

    How sensible to wind (rhyme with rind!) down early. Wishing you a joyful and peaceful Christmas.

    • Jessica December 24, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      It’s always the plan but as it turned out, with the storm and everything, winding down didn’t quite work out. Hey ho. Tonight may be!

  40. Vera December 24, 2013 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Hope your Christmas is a good one, full of quietness, calmness, and love. Vx

    • Jessica December 24, 2013 at 1:59 pm - Reply

      You too Vera. And hope all the animals are on their best behaviour too.

  41. rachel December 24, 2013 at 9:17 am - Reply

    Ah, so that’s the costly wreath! I love those little delicate ones, and would have made more, were it not for the fact that I haven’t any florist’s wire at all! Happy Christmas, Jessica.

    • Jessica December 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

      Thanks Rachel. Your hanging wreath is lovely, will definitely try that next year. I must put the florists wire somewhere safe…

  42. Chloris December 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Love your wreath,
    Happpy Christmas , Jessica
    Chloris

    • Jessica December 24, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

      Thanks Chloris, you too.

  43. Alison Collins December 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    And a very Merry Christmas to you:-)

  44. Alison Collins December 24, 2013 at 6:27 pm - Reply

    Forgot to say your wreath is just soooooo gorgeous!

    • Jessica December 24, 2013 at 9:35 pm - Reply

      Just a shame I haven’t been able to keep it on the door… too windy!
      Have a good day tomorrow.

  45. Linda December 24, 2013 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Hi there Jessica….
    Thanks for stopping by….I just got out of bed….been there for 2 days with some hideous bug…
    Enjoy your day with family♥
    Cheers!
    Linda :o)

    • Jessica December 24, 2013 at 11:27 pm - Reply

      Oh no! Get well very soon Linda and take it easy over Christmas. Jx

  46. Janet/Plantaliscious December 25, 2013 at 10:10 am - Reply

    Merry Christmas Jessica, hope you are not one of those without power and/or with floods. Beautifully stylish wreath, one of these years I will make the time to, well make one!!

    • Jessica December 25, 2013 at 1:57 pm - Reply

      Thanks Janet. The river got very high and we had some branches down, bit rough for a while but all’s well now. Have a great day.

  47. Antoinette December 25, 2013 at 10:33 am - Reply

    Happy Christmas!
    Hope the storms were kind to you. We had an outage of 10 mins but that was all thankfully!

    • Jessica December 25, 2013 at 2:05 pm - Reply

      The BBC didn’t have much to say about the effects of the storm in Europe but, yes, I guess it just kept on going! Glad all is well there too, and hope you are having a relaxing day.

  48. woolythymes December 25, 2013 at 2:01 pm - Reply

    merry merry christmas, jessica!!!

    • Jessica December 25, 2013 at 2:09 pm - Reply

      Thanks Steph! Shall I read or shall I knit? That sort of day. Wonderful!

  49. Michael's Woodcraft December 25, 2013 at 9:30 pm - Reply

    Merry Christmas to you and your family Jessica!

    Michael 🙂

    • Jessica December 26, 2013 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Thanks Michael! I hope you had a really good day too.

  50. Willow December 25, 2013 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    Jessica,
    I hope you and your having a lovely and merry Christmas .
    Holiday Hugs,
    Willow

    • Jessica December 26, 2013 at 11:59 am - Reply

      Thanks Willow. I hope you’re keeping warm and cosy up there in the snow!

  51. Helen December 26, 2013 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    Lovely wreath! Hope you’ve not blown away – Enjoy the rest of the festive period. Helen x

    • Jessica December 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm - Reply

      Another lot coming tomorrow, keeping our heads down I think! Thanks Helen, you too.

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