Hello from Sunday night

December 20, 2015

Hello from Sunday night everyone.
I hope you had a lovely weekend. Ours took some twists and turns, but hey, the sun came out for the first time all month! 😀

Today we decided last minute to visit Robert’s aunt Mary-Louise.
Mary-Louise is Robert’s mother’s sister, and she had some photos of R’s late mom he was keen to see.

So we got into the TVR! And hooned across the Oxfordshire countryside.

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We got to Mary-Louise’s beautiful home just in time for tea.

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If you’re like me, you’d never think of coming to someone’s house empty handed, and so I made a lovely Christmasy, hand-tied green bouquet for Mary-Louise.

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I used willow and all sorts of greens from the garden, and well as some winter blooming virburnum, which smells of honey.

I wove tiny willow wreaths and tied them on with a length of white ribbon.

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And also tied on golden snowflakes.

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I did have to take the whole bouquet outside though and gently persuade a couple lady bugs back into the bushes.

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Mary-Louise loved the green bouquet and we spent a couple lovely hours with her, touring the house, pouring over photographs, paintings and portraits and listening to wonderful family stories, and then on the way back home, we stopped at our local pub for supper.

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Ah those crazy last couple of days before Christmas
Armageddon skies and painting the magpie part 2

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  • Reply Kathleen Howell December 20, 2015 at 1:56 pm

    Sounds like a fantastic day! The bouquet is beautiful, I bet she loved it.. 🙂
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  • Reply rie Smith December 20, 2015 at 2:31 pm

    I love those times with family, learning something new or just catching up. Precious!

  • Reply sarah December 20, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    such loveliness 🙂
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  • Reply Jo December 20, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    A lovely visit – and such a sweet little green bouquet.

  • Reply Debra She Who Seeks December 20, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    Oh, those freeloading ladybugs!

  • Reply Marian December 20, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Gorgeous bouquet V. Lovely day 🙂 Thank you mx

  • Reply Leslie Harris December 21, 2015 at 2:33 pm

    what a beautiful bouquet. My favorite kind of gift, especially one that’s made by a friend. Your visit sounds exquisite. Those are the simple times that really bring me contentment, wish I coulda been in the pub with you ( wink). .. your visits to my blog always make me smile.
    Merry Christmas my friend,
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  • Reply daryledelstein December 23, 2015 at 4:41 am

    i love Santa in the wine glass ….

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm December 25, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    I just love the bouquet .. How thoughtful of you! Gorgeous photos V, I just love the first one. And Santa in the glass! Lol

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