Merry Christmas Everyone :)

It's time for me to take my Christmas break and to leave you with some uncharacteristically snowy scenes for the time of year. Already there's talk of this being the coldest December for a century.

These pictures are of the woodland and public footpath which runs alongside our house. Only a few minor clues gives evidence that 'civilisation' is nearby. We didn't make it up north as planned for our pre-Christmas trip to Leeds and are hoping that we can get up to Birmingham Botanical Gardens tomorrow to meet up with everyone there instead. We're also hoping to get down to Poole on Friday to pick up NAH's aunt who's coming to stay with us for the Christmas period.

Emergency supplies have been gathered in and then some. Though if we do run out, it looks like we do have an alternative within walking distance if we're really desperate ;)

A Merry Christmas to you all (or Happy Holidays if you prefer) and I'll be back in the New Year :)


  1. Merry Christmas to you too VP and many thanks for all your wonderful posts throughout the year!

    We had some more snow last night - fortunately AFTER I'd got back from an unplanned 3 hour round trip to Nottinghma to collect Ruth from uni on account of no trains running as the power lines were down! Hope we can get down to the Isle of wight on Christmas Eve!

  2. Merry Christmas! So surreal to have so much snow down this way before Christmas. Hope it doesn't get in the way of your plans. Have been loving your blog, but you certainly deserve a break! Look forward to reading and learning more in the New year.

  3. merry christmas! stay warm, enjoy safe travels & sparkling company. :) a storm is forecast for later in our week, but, right now, it feels too warm for snow....

  4. Beautiful scenery, VP! We will be having a white Christmas, too, although it's not as unusual for us as for you. I hope that you don't have to resort to burgers and hot dogs for Christmas dinner:)

    Wishing you a blessed and very Merry Christmas!

  5. Lovely photos, VP. I hope the snow doesn't disrupt your plans too much, & that you have safe journeys.

    You might like this - I thought of you when I saw it - it looked like the sort of thing you might be involved with.

    Happy Christmas!

  6. Thanks for your good wishes everyone and see you in the New Year :)

  7. Hello there VP, I’m on the rounds of Christmas wishes this morning too. You beat me to it! Yes, ‘see’ you in the New Year perhaps :-)

    Nice pics and impressive snow scenes from your area. Have to be honest though… really looking forward to seeing tufts of grass in my garden one fine day. That is the Christmas scene I’d like ;-)

    Wishing you a Merry Christmas and all my best wishes for 2011 :-)

  8. Merry Christmas to you Michelle :) Hopefully that winter will not last too long...

  9. Merry Christmas ~ just tried you on Kindle but back to the big screen to say hello :)

  10. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to you and yours.

    No more snow today but still plenty to have an oldfashioned and much dreamed and sung of White Christmas!

    Yolanda XXX

  11. I really like the burger van picture!

    Happy Christmas VP!


  12. I've just discovered IceRocket, and StatCounter tells me 'someone' came via VP's links at IceRocket. I like that is doesn't just say 'came from FB' but gives the details.

    Happy New Year! From a humble 56,000 at IR ;>)

  13. Hi everyone - hope you all had a great Christmas and I wish you good things for 2011 :)

    EE - I've been looking through my bookmarks and that site came up in my stats a while ago. I spotted your link to me on there :)


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