In a Vase on Christmas Day – what no snow? 

Unless we make Christmas an occasion to share ourselves blessings, all the snow in Alaska won‘t make itwhiteBing Crosby (19031977)

I’ve been thinking about blessings alot this Christmas One of my favourite Christmas songs is the duet between the mighty very missed David and Bing – The Little Dummer Boy. Though, I don’t consider Christmas season has started until I hear Fairytale of New York. 

We have music on most of the time when we are in the house.  We’ve got modern Christmas songs at the moment, as we’ve been opening presents, reading cookbooks and drinking coffee.  My Chap is reading Lisbon and I’m reading Nigel Slater’s Christmas Chronicles.  I think I might be writing about food more on the blog next year – My Chap says he’s going to bake more too.

For my Vase today, I have snowberry from a neighbour’s hedge (I love living in #Monton), some curry plant leaves (as food is integral to our Christmas and life), the Son of Tom hardy fuchsia by the kitchen window (#fuchsias a long time love), bamboo which came in a pot from My Chap’s garden when he moved in with me,  and some sticks (red)  from the one of the few shrubs in our garden when I got moved in.  I’d never noticed before how red the bark is, as it’s usually pruned before now.  It’s a bit of a mishmash but that’s a bit like life, isn’t it? We become sum of all the parts.

25 December 2017 – In a Vase on Monday – snowberry, fuchsia, bamboo

Cathy over at Rambling in the Garden has bright red Cornus around a candle, on a bed of pine cones and rose hips. Very festive – do have a look at the ‘vases’ from around the world added by the #IAVOM team, they’re added at the bottom of Cathy’s posts every week. These flowers have lifted my soul in the dark times.  Thank you everyone 🙂

Cathy will probably fall off her chair in shock, when I post my link as I’m on the right day! I’m usually at least a day late!

So Merry Christmas to all my readers, especially all the In A Vase on Monday gardening bloggers from all around the world – may your gardens’ grow well in the direction you want with few pests (especially slugs!) 🙂

May your days, be merry and brightWhite Christmas (composed by Irving Berlin in 1942) 

So let’s have merry and bright days, not just at Christmas but everday. It’s the little things, that make the memories.

So, especially today, I am thinking of all those no longer with us; my darling, unforgettable brother Matt,  my wonderful Dad Jay, the man mountain Steve, and the force of Nature, Uncle Fred.  All loved cooking and often made turkey curry on Boxing Day :-. My Husband does that too 🙂 I’ve written about them before at Christmas, and will write about them again, I’m sure.

Bright memories – Forever in my heart xx xx xx

25 December 2017 – Yoda loves Christmas too

I loved ‘The Last Jedi’, it‘s complex, dark and funny. Leia, Luke and Rey showing the way (and yoda too).

 ‘May the force be with you’Star Wars IVII (1977?)

The sun is shining, so my Husband and I are off for a walk, along the Bridgewater Canal, holding hands as usual  🙂 #365daysofselfcare

Today’s photo on Instagram for #blurtmerrycalmness.  Day 25: CONNECT – thinking about all our friends and family from around the world who came to celebrate our wedding in September with us 🙂  It was a wonderful day 🙂

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Carpe Diem,

Merry Christmas everyone,

Love Bec xx xx xx

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13 thoughts on “In a Vase on Christmas Day – what no snow? 

  1. Cathy

    Another lovely post, Bec. Snowberries are lovely to look out but a pain if they take hold in the garden; I scrubbed out the scarggy ones we had but have picked the berries from the car [ark at the fitness centre I use to use in vases since then. The tcylindrical vase you have used looks most effective – or is it just a drinking glass? What a hapy Christmas scene you decribed with you and your Chap but thoughts of those you have lost were clearly very much with you throughout as well. My very best wishes to you for a positive 2018, Bec

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    1. Bec Post author

      Thank you cathy 🙂 I’ll not plant any snowberries and continue to cut a piece or two out of the neighbours hedge. A different neighbour who only moved in a couple of months ago was most confused as to why I was ‘pruning’ another neighbours hedge 😉 Oops 🙂
      I forgot to write about the vase – it’s about a foot tall but only about two inches across. It was a charity shop find for a pound and it’s wedged in place as it’s so been so windy here.
      I am hoping for a better 2018 and doing all that I can to make it so 😉 star trek reference there 🙂
      I hope you have a truly excellent 2018 – and thank you for always commenting, I’m promising to be better at that in 2018.
      Lots of love Bec xx

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      1. Cathy

        Yes, definitely wise to avoid snowberries in your own garden! Don’t worry about not commenting – it’s all too easy for blogging to take over and I have tried hard recently to keep the time I spend on it down

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  2. Alison C

    A cheerful vase and sentiments. For me Christmas is all about food too. I hope the rest of your day was as good as the start and may your garden grow beautifully next year.

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    1. Bec Post author

      Thank you Alison 🙂 2018 is going well so far 🙂 I’ve been ordering plants – I hope your garden grows beautifully in 2018 too love Be xx xx

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  3. Karen

    Ah we looked at living in Monton – such a lovely up and coming area we were told! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I love the sentiment behind your floral choices x

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    1. Bec Post author

      Thanks Karen 🙂 happy New Year to you too. I’ve lived around Monton for 18 years now, and love it – so much to see and do. Yes it’s scrubbed up a bit since I first visited in the late 1980s. I’ve decided to write more about our locality on the blog this year – I’ve got info on a local walk from Monton to Worsley and back again this week 🙂 Love Bec xx

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  4. Matt Thompson

    Hope you had a great Christmas Bec! I’m always jealous of people living in the suburbs who get snow. As much as I love living in the city centre, we never get any good snow!
    Matt

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    1. Bec Post author

      thanks Matt we did – very quiet which is what we needed. We don’t get much snow in Monton but who knows what this winter will through at us – it’s currently hurling down with rain so I’m ordering plants on the internet 🙂 Hope you’ve have a brill 2018 🙂 love Bec xx

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