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Monday, 10 January 2022

✨๐ŸŒŸJanuary wishes⭐✨

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New year's wishes to you all

2022

I've started the year being very creative. I like to keep a journal, actually I still have last years in use through to this year... I have a every week type journal with thoughts, feelings, ideas, inspirations, goals... Another journal for my illustrations, creative ideas. My national trust journal for painting our trips... And, Another journal for junk journaling... Mainly for creative snippets of inspiration from magazines, old books, art mags, crafty ephemera, tags, scrap papers. But this year I've started a New one called pin dolly junk journal for creative ideas but with a vintage,whimsical, fairytale feel to it. 

Wonderful to be junk journaling a new year... 
I'm Full to the brim with creative ideas... 
The weather has been completely pants!!!! 
Wet, wet wet comes to mind... 
Such a soggy December to January. So to have something to do in these dark eves keeps me content... 
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Last weekend was our first proper walk since Christmas...we ended up having a drive over beautiful Dartmoor in the mizzle and went for a walk at Buckland Abbey, National Trust. 
The main property buildings are closed for winter but the old monks barn & Gardens, including estate walks are open & the lovely barn building cafe & shops... 
I put my big woolly layers on & festive scarf with Robins to keep snug on our walk around. 
First signs of snowdrops. 
Badger in a welly boot... 
Fresh air, open space, beautiful landscape... 
A beautiful blackbird followed us around the walled gardens... Reminded me of the Robin in the secret garden... 
And we also decided to get up early & take a drive to Buckfastleigh Abbey & totnes including Dartington... We mooched about the farm shop cafe & little town enjoying hot chocs, book shops... We even had a glimpse of sunshine. 
I'm still keeping the twinkly lights out to cheer the dark winter days... 
And.... Lots of candles.
Keep cosy dear friends. 

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Tuesday, 28 December 2021

✨๐ŸŒŸ✨Christmas all wrapped up✨๐ŸŒŸ✨

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Birthday's have been celebrated this December & all the magic of Christmas...its been quite a quiet Christmas... My daughter celebrates two Christmases one at ours & one at her father's home... This year we had her just after boxing day so that's when we opened presents together. I went to see my mother in Cornwall on Christmas afternoon & stevie went to see his mum and dad in Devon... All just glad of good health at the moment with our parents. Covid still looms and leaves us all anxious. But we put our party hats on and made the best of it.

A Winter wassail for the Winter solstice (photo source cotehele national trust) my mother Morris dances there & dress up, sing & dance. 
Feeling the festive atmosphere in Totnes Town. 
Stevie gave me this beautiful candle ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’•✨๐ŸŒŸ
Cosy Christmas days... 
Shadows cast from the Christmas whimsical windows... 
Festive berries on Dartmoor... 
Festive gingerbread biscuits made & eaten 
I've received some beautiful cards & I sent some lovely ones too... The beautiful hare head one is from my mother... ✨✨๐ŸŒŸ✨
Nativity scene on our way home over Dartmoor Christmas eve... ✨✨๐ŸŒŸ✨
All my doors on my Advent calendar opened... 
My mums Christmas cake... ๐Ÿ’•
We waited patiently to open Christmas presents with my daughter ๐Ÿ˜Œ๐Ÿ’•✨✨๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„
We had a lovely family day... ๐Ÿ’•
Candles lit for dinner... 
Poor Spindle (our Christmas tree) it was shedding so many needles, but has lasted. 
Love the warm glow of the lights... 
Wonderful estuary walk at Aveton Gifford... Mud larking along the way... 
Old pieces of pottery... 
Reminds me of my childhood growing up on an island where the causeway gets covered with the tide... 
I painted with my acrylics a whimsical scene with snowdrop lady & foxy... 
Our local market town church... We were walking off all the puddings ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿšถ‍♀️๐Ÿšถ‍♂️๐Ÿšถ‍♀️⭐✨
Whimsical Christmas dresser top✨⭐✨✨
A burst of Winter colour... My pink hyacinth๐Ÿ’ฎ๐ŸŒธ
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Wishing you good health & happiness for the new year, 
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Sunday, 12 December 2021

✨๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ„ A lot like Christmas ๐ŸŽ„⭐✨

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Autumn to winter...a little catch up 

I Can't quite believe it's almost Christmas... These last weeks have flown by haven't they... My inner being starts to panic a weee bit when I know school finishes next Friday & things need to be packaged and posted to loved ones on the east coast... I always say to myself be more organised but these weeks seem to have crept up on me rather too quickly... But *sigh* it's Sunday evening we've all eaten supper early as we had a late breakfast... Plates washed & slippers on & sitting here watching the film of Little women with Sophia... Watching the warm glow & flicker of the candles & fairy lights on the Christmas tree. I got out my box of vintage christmas books mainly children's stories... 
We've enjoyed birthday celebrations, my stevies was yesterday & we had a rather lovely trip to Exeter... So we're all full on cake. 
We've enjoyed a walk along the Cornish coastline of Looe... Sophia enjoyed the amusement arcade & won some little treats... 
I enjoyed beach combing treasures along the shoreline... The sea was so calm... Just the sound of seagulls swooping and calling to each other...
Stevie gifted me early birthday gifts this year on a date trip out... Beautiful woolly mittens with bead details, a foxy cup & handmade hare tree decorations... Oh' and a pair of woolly slippers. We both have December birthdays! 
I so enjoy it when stevie helps me get out all the Box's of Christmas decorations... Like a child with a box of sweets... Each decoration filled with excitement & memories. 
Dickensian Evening went ahead this year & a little smaller than last year in our market town... But still with its magic & excitement... 
And my mother had a tree in the church Christmas tree festival... For her Morris dancing group... She even made it in the paper! 
My shelfling dressed for Christmas... 
The Dartmoor Christmas tree full of sparkle & treasures... ✨✨✨๐ŸŽ„✨✨✨๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŽ…๐Ÿคถ
A handmade wreath with mistletoe... 
And well, this is me snuggled up with three layers, mittens and woolly jumpers... Its ever so nippy out there... & we live in an old drafty cottage, but I wouldn't change it at Christmas I like getting my hot water bottle & blanky and snuggling up. And enjoying the warm glow of candles flickering in glass jars... 
Opening advent calendar doors... I made a large card foxy, the snowdrop fox... ๐ŸฆŠ✨๐ŸŒŸ✨
A few weeks ago I started snipping...snip,snip snip!.. Lots of paper motifs for the whimsical window like I did last year... But a little smaller... I haven't quite finished it yet... ✨๐ŸŒŸ✨
A wonderful trip to Exeter... For stevies birthday 
Visiting the beautiful Exeter cathedral & Christmas Market too
The Cathedral is free (small donations advised) during the festive season when the Christmas Market is on the green. Its stunning inside and absolutely huuuuuge. All the religious artwork, carvings, sculpture, stone architecture... Just wow!... Choir music played or could have been a practice (but couldn't see choir group)... The sound echoed beautifully around the stone walls and ceiling... Amazing place to explore. 
My parents gave Sophia early Christmas money to spend while we were in Exeter as they never know what to get & rather she got something she'd wear/use. We each get each other some small as a tree gift... Only around £5-£10... I love a thoughtful message in a card most of all. 
Its definitely looking a lot like Christmas every where you go... ✨✨๐ŸŒŸ✨๐ŸŽ„✨๐ŸŒŸ

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