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Hello from Sunday night

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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Comments: 9

  • December 20, 2015
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    Sounds like a fantastic day! The bouquet is beautiful, I bet she loved it.. 🙂

  • December 20, 2015
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    I love those times with family, learning something new or just catching up. Precious!

  • December 20, 2015
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    such loveliness 🙂

  • Jo

    December 20, 2015
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    A lovely visit – and such a sweet little green bouquet.

  • December 20, 2015
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    Oh, those freeloading ladybugs!

  • December 20, 2015
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    Gorgeous bouquet V. Lovely day 🙂 Thank you mx

  • December 21, 2015
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    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,
    xo
    Leslie

  • daryledelstein

    December 23, 2015
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    i love Santa in the wine glass ….

  • December 25, 2015
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    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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