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Happy Sunday! Keeping cosy with blankets and a hot toddy or two today. We’re a whiskey household up here in the eaves, with an inexplicably large collection of tiny bottles. What can I say, they make us feel like giants 🤷🏼‍♀️🥃
Super Blood Moon | Tonight or early tomorrow will bring us three simultaneous lunar phenomena. To begin, the moon will be at its closest point to the earth making it appear a little larger than usual, hence ‘super moon’. As the sun, the earth and the moon align precisely, the earth will cast a shadow on the moon causing a lunar eclipse. As the atmospheric dust blocks out the higher frequency blue light waves, the longer wavelength of the red light will pass through which, depending on the dust in the atmosphere, may result in the moon appearing ‘blood’ red. I hope you manage to enjoy a little lunar magic wherever you may be 🌝
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Just some pretty flowers innit... happy Sunday! I’m lying in bed listening to the church bells ringing. Such a dulcet rich tone, I miss the country. Have a lovely day whatever your doing, im going to start my day with Panettone ☺️#winning ✨#beachbling
Good morning, Munich.. Life is temporary. And during this precious time alive, what do we do? We run around in circles, chasing after desires, pleasure, ambitions, fame, fortune, and so on, hoping this will bring us happiness. But what is that fortune worth at the moment of death? Where is that security you desperately sought after? How will that nice house or that expensive car help you in that fateful moment? Why do we spend so much time chasing after material things, grasping at objects to bring us happiness? What happiness can we find in such things when they are impermanent? When our very attachment to them causes our own misery? Is this what life is really worth? A nice job, nice things, the illusion of security?  We are confused by the mind and all its desires, hopes, and fears, and we let this fearful mind control and direct our actions. It thinks of the past, reminiscing how great it was. It thinks of the future and of the promise of happiness it will find there. But it so easily overlooks the peace that is here and now, in this sacred moment. In this moment, there is no need for public approval, for a promise of temporary security, for nice objects or any of the things we spend so much time chasing after. In this moment all is well, all is whole and complete, perfect just as it is. But as long as we are distracted by the mind, as long as we believe in the thoughts that come and go endlessly, and identify our existence with those thoughts, they will continue to blind us from this moment, and they will continue to create our pain.  How foolish these thoughts are, how unnecessary, how illusory - yet when we believe them to be true, how destructive, how damaging, how serious they can seem. Can we drop the whole mess of thoughts all together through the directness of our own awareness? Can we cultivate the mind that recognizes every thought that arises, and doesn’t act on them, but simple let’s them dissolve of their own accord?  Can we let go of our
I still get a thrill when I peer into the nest box or let out the ducks and find an egg.  After what seems like an age without fresh eggs, it seems that the chickens and ducks are the first to feel the signs of spring on its way.  We may be a long way from actual spring but this little morning sight is a welcome one.  Thank you for your lovely messages x  #aseasonalyear #midwintermovement #myeverydaymagic #talesoffarmhouselife #antijanuaryblues #myalmanacmoment #morningrituals #farmhouselife #slowsimpleseasonal #slowsundays #littlestoriesofmylife #thesimpleeveryday #simplerusticsundays #heitermoments #nestandthrive #aseasonaltable #embracingtheseasons
On one of her online painting classes artist @taraleaver asks us to consider what we draw or paint most often. For me this has to be trees. . Here are some recent pieces from daily drawing, just something quick. Watercolour and also pencil and oil pastels. . Trees in winter - a little hint of silver birch in there. . Daily drawings - practice and just for fun
Excitement! So happy to see snowdrops emerging.
S U N D A Y Yesterdays sunrise was spectacular, so beautiful and changeable and made me so thankful. I'm looking forward to heading into the country park today, definitely in need of being out in nature, breathing deeply and letting myself relax. How do you relax after a stressful event? . . . . . . . . . . #sunrise #goodmorning #hastings #hastingshappyplace #naturewalks #naturebathing #savouringtheseason #mentalhealthmatters #fromwhereistand #hastingscountypark #hastingsismagical #hastingsisok #cloudporn #pinksky #gloomandglow #beautyundermynose #slowandglow #natureandnourish #naturelover #myalmanacmoment #naturephotography
Just Be Sunday 😊 .  Carve something special and precious for yourself and your body this Sunday. .  This may be a day for you to catch up, draw breath or spend time with your family and friends. It may also be a day where you have time to exercise or move your body differently. .  However you fill your day, listen to what your body and soul is telling you it needs today. It may go against the grain of what your head or racing mind might be saying. But listen well. We are highly tuned intuitive, instinctive beings but we live in a world that can drown out those messages for what our minds and bodies need. .  Take a moment to hear what is being said from within you and respond accordingly. Do this to allow yourself to Just Be this Sunday. 😊 .  #justbesunday #listentoyourbody #listentoyoursoul #justbe #keepinglifesimple #keeplifesimple #rachelkiliphysiotherapy  #physio #physiotherapy  #shrewsbury #investinyourhealth #thisgirlcan #lifeafter50 #exercisesafter50 #healthafter50 #homeworker #workinghome #fempreneurlifestyle #workoutanywhere #girltribegang #womensupportingwomen #womenwhoinspire #creativehappylife #wellnesswarrior #menopause #selfacceptance #reclaimyourhealth #myalmanacmoment
We’ve been in the sand and the sun all day long with dips in the ocean every now and then. 🌞 Her dad and I haven’t seen this girl this happy in almost a year. This magical place is restoring our spirits and I’m very grateful.
Happy full moon everyone! 🌕Have a magical weekend.  #ntchallenge last light #fullmoon
Reading and drawing whilst the storm is moving towards us. Grateful to have a home tonight. Double duvet .
Reviving Old Man Apple🍻👴🍏✨🥁#cider #wassail
Keep readin’ readin’ readin’ 🌝 i’m trying to read more fiction this year, it’s something I keep getting distracted from! thanks @matsmithdesign for my copy of ‘Rivers of London’, so far I’m loving it 💕 . . . . #sunset #resolutions #gloomandglow  #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear  #portraitphotography  #somenotnone #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments  #tenerife  #canaryislands  #graceloveslondon  #theprettycities  #gracelovestravel  #passionpassport #cornersofmyworld #spaintravel  #canariesislands  #freelancerlife  #canaries #icu_spain #ok_spain  #seetheworld  #travelgram  #wintersun  #adventures #freelancelife #natureforsoul  #ccseasonal  #summerinjanuary
Late afternoon yesterday from the window of the staff room, the sky like a cloak of gold and blue, swishing past the spire of Liverpool’s catholic cathedral (aka Paddy’s Wigwam). ✨ Snow fell earlier in the day; large, thick flakes that hinted at sticking until the rain arrived and washed our hopes of a snow day away. ✨ Feeling encouraged by the gradually later sunsets but secretly savouring evenings by the fire thinking up walks/weekends/plans for the year ahead. . . .  #liverpool #sunset #winterwatch #myalmanacmoment  #january #winter #newyear #mywintermoment #savourtheseasonalshift #seeing_the_ordinary #thiswintermoment #nature #mystoryoflight #smallmomentsofcalm #ofsimplethings #aseasonalyear
At this time of year I’m swept away by my love of crucifers. Nobody’s ever said cabbages shouldn’t be seen in vases it’s just we don’t see them there very often. Yes we do see these stalky variegated ones but generally not combined with kale leaves. * * * The other day I had the joy of finding kale on the stem, who knew they look like giant frilly edged stars. I’d like to see more of them and will definitely be styling my vases with them, watch out! * * * If your stuck for something to put your flowers or indeed cabbages in go see the fine selection in my shop {link in bio} * * * I'm proud to say my little shop is entirely plastic free {link in All the products stocked, vases etc in #soulfoodstudioshop are vintage, thus they come with impeccable sustainability credentials. * * * #mytaleofwinter #mywintertale #heiterwinter #slowsimpleseasonal #aquietwinter #thislittlemoment_ #consciouscreative #goodlifehome #pocketsofslow #thislittlemoment #embracingtheseasonsathome #theperfectsimple #adventuresinstyling #myalmanacmoment #thiswintermoment #makingwinter #winterwonderlens #beautyundermynose #ofcosymoments #zerowastegoals #ecochichome #ecofriendlyliving
These amazing @ChapterOrganics products are simply divine! We found them carefully ensconced in all our bathrooms at @harewoodholidays and they smelled beautiful. Best of all they are completely organic and made right here in Yorkshire in Boston Spa.  These are from 'The Peace' range - which couldn't have been more fitting for the setting. The gentle hand and body coconut cleanser is infused with fine lavender, rose, ylang ylang and patchouli essential oils. All I can tell you is that it made taking a bath or shower or simply just washing your hands became a sheer delight!  The nourishing hand and body moisturiser is enriched with coconut, grapeseed and olive oils. And left my skin feeling silky soft and not at all greasy. I put on my gloves the other day that I'd worn at Harewood and the smell of the moisturiser was still on them and the scent took me straight back to the peace and calm of the setting. Bliss!  #chapterorganics #skincare #organicskincare #yorkshire #bostonspa #harewood #harewoodholidays #harewoodcottages #harrogate #leeds #sashwindow #skincarerange #thepeace #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #beautyundermynose #slowandgrow #ofcosymoments #harrogate
Even in the depths of rainy winter the English countryside is bursting with colour. The trees had flashes of red and the catkins gave a yellow tinge to the landscape. All in all a lovely stroll around Lacock. #nationaltrust #getoutside #walking #nature #winter #myalmanacmoment #visitengland
Paddling in Loch Lomond the other week. There were two very brave ladies in bobble hats having a swim there too. Thank you to my lovely pal @thefleetingthings for telling us how pretty Luss is, we loved it . . . . . . #aseasonalyear #livemoremagic #myalmanacmoment #gloomandglow #distractionsandinspirations #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #myeverydaymagic #amomentofwhimsy #asecondofwhimsy #aseasonalyear #seasonspoetry #beautifuldestinations #roamtheplanet #postcardsfromtheworld #faceless_friday
A grey old day which, despite a morning making marmalade (always a mood lifter) has seemed a bit long and gloomy. Instead of taking to the sofa* I went out for a walk and did some tree spotting, and felt a bit better. . . *I am back on the sofa. With tea, well it is dark now. . . #winterwalking #myalmanacmoment #wintertrees #aseasonalyear #simplenaturefinds #livethelittlethings #alovefornaturesbest #walkinnature #locallandscape
So glad I ignored the weather forecast and went for a wander anyway-turned out to be a beautiful afternoon 😍
Thank you Hamburg ❤️❤️❤️ Why are you stingy with yourself? Why are you holding back? What are you saving for - for another time? There are not other times. There is only now. Right now. Balanchine . . . . #howtobeparisian #thestreetnetwork #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #somenotnone #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
Still light 💜 #myalmanacmoment
Likin’
One wassailed apple tree ✨💖🍏🥁#myalmanacmoment
Riverside snowdrops . . So nice to see these popping up all over Instagram. . For galanthophiles everywhere . .  #galanthophile
dolphins & whales were spotted!🐬🙌🏻🐋 we were so pleased to see bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales in their natural habitat. they live around the island all year round and eat the squid also chilling in the water. I have no idea why anyone would pay to see these beautiful animals in captivity when you can see them happy and healthy in their home seas! . . . .  #gloomandglow  #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear  #beautyundermynose  #somenotnone #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments  #tenerife  #canaryislands  #graceloveslondon  #theprettycities  #gracelovestravel  #passionpassport #cornersofmyworld #embracingtheseasons #canariesislands  #canaries #icu_spain #ok_spain  #seetheworld  #travelgram  #freelancelife #natureforsoul  #ccseasonal #whalespotting #natureporn  #marineconservation  #savethewhales #littlejoysofjanuary #notoanimalcruelty
25th January is dydd Santes Dwynwen and we have this beautiful herbal blend of lavender, rose and oatstraw to drink and celebrate with your cariad. Pop into the shop today and we try some, we have a pot brewing and infusing the shop with a lovely aroma.  #dyddsantesdwynwen #cariad #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #plasticfree #looseleaftea #herbalife #herbalteas #floral #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #tealovers #myseasonaltable #ofsimplethings
Taken just before I saw the fox 🦊🌝
Journaling: I'd be really grateful for your advice. You see, despite being an obsessive writer - I can hardly remember a day when I haven't written since going 'oh, *this* is my thing' when I wrote a story in school at the age of eight (I vividly remember the teacher saying my ending was poor and thinking 'I don't care, I want to write forever even if I'm not very good at it.' Turns out if you keep doing something you're not very good at it, eventually you improve. My endings are much better now).⠀ 📔 When it comes to journalling though, I get stuck. For me the desire to write has always run parallel with the desire to share that writing - I was a journalist before having children and have always felt the need to have a voice for the words I put down on paper (or laptop). Even thought I feel something between low level butterflies and full on terror pretty much every time I share my writing, the idea of not sharing it is much worse. One way or another though, I've always written with a view to someone else reading, and I think the feeling of being heard was (and is) as important to me as the writing itself. So when it comes to journalling I've never known quite what to write when there is no audience to read it, no message to convey, no story to tell. I feel like journalling would be a really positive thing for me to do for a whole host of reasons, but I buy notebooks intending them to be my new journal, and end up just using them for to do lists or planning, and never actually get started on that journal.⠀ 📔 Can any of you help? Is there an idiot's guide to getting started with journalling? I'm guessing some daily prompts or something might help? I think I need to start small, but I am determined to crack this journalling thing and learn how to write when nobody is watching.⠀ ⠀ ⠀
What does it take to be a good potter/artist/maker? . Yesterday I visited @winchcombepottery, an historic pottery which has its origins in the 1800’s, with a legacy of some of the top names in that field. The team (including @joseph.frank.fuller ) I met there were so humble and passionate about the highest quality, everyday ceramics they produce. @mattgrimmitt , the manager said something along the lines (and I’m paraphrasing massively here as I didn’t take notes) but it has to break you, before you can tame it and control it. It’s only by pushing ourselves to our limits that we can really begin to achieve anything. And all the while we are setting the bar higher by improving on the work that has gone before us.  Do you agree that’s what it takes to be good at your chosen discipline? . I had a fascinating tour from a pottery friend, @simon.j.horton who works there one day a week. And I’ve put these in my Stories (and I’ll save them to my highlights too). . And as we had some brief snow yesterday, I can finally post this from last year, as a gentle reminder to myself I’m on a journey and I’m constantly nudging forward with my work and with what I want to achieve. Even if there are some days I hardly end up keeping anything I make, as it didn’t make the grade, I’m still taking small steps forward.  Did you get snow? . #ktrobbinsceramics #createinwinter  #contemporaryceramics #clayaddict #ceramicsdaily #ceramiclife #noticingceramics #loveceramics  #stylingmycreativity #capturemycraft #potteryforall #91magazine_handmade #momentsofmine #myseasonalstory #aseasonalshift #thatwinterspringthing #myalmanacmoment #theseasonalyear #aquietstyle_balance  #anatural_midwinter #thequietwinter #winterstories #themidwintermovement #gloomandglow
George Benson - Kisses in the moonlight.  People too often forget that it is your own choice how you want to spend the rest of your life . . . . #howtobeparisian #thestreetnetwork #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #somenotnone #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
Are you dreaming of spring or are you happiest in the winter?⠀ ⠀ Bringing Spring into my home is an essential for me at this time of year.⠀ ⠀ To be frank my garden looks like a pigs ear at the moment - it is mud and littered with pots and dog toys.⠀ ⠀ But these - well these bulbs are just glorious - I have written a blog post about how to pot up Spring bulbs and force them into flower.  It has which are the best types and a couple of step by steps.⠀ ⠀ You can read it by clicking through to the link page in my bio.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #thatspringfeeling⠀ #dreamingofspring⠀ #thequietwinter⠀ #makingwinter⠀ #myalmanacmoment⠀ #rusticgamestrong⠀ #thewildflowerseries⠀ #frommygarden ⠀ #greenfingers⠀ #gogreen⠀ #naturalremedies⠀ #homesteading⠀ #thewildflowerseries⠀ #flowermagic⠀ #slowfloralstyle⠀ #thewildflowerseries⠀ #aquietstyle⠀ #snallmomentsofcalm⠀ #quietinthewild⠀ #natureandnourish⠀ #aseasonalyear⠀ #theslowdowncollective⠀ #heitermoments⠀ #inspiredbynature⠀ #natureinspired⠀ #inspiredbynature_⠀ #plantbased⠀ #craftastherapy⠀ #botanicalpickmeup⠀ #thewildremedy⠀
Starting this Saturday the best way I know. Winter mornings with a fire, knitting and coffee! What is your perfect start to a Saturday? Happy weekend! 🧡 . . . #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #slowandglow #påpinnene #themidwintermovement #thequietwinter #smallmomentsofcalm #capturequiet #myquietbeauty #feelfreefeed #meandmyeverydayvibes #alliseeispretty #moeandmondays #tv_soft #rsa_vsco #tv_vsco #rsa_ladies #livefolk #tv_stillife #softones_perfection #moodygrams #strikkedilla #knittersofinstagram
Saturday, 19th January: Just leaving this here today. I’m off cycling my first 200k of the year so there really isn’t much time for gardening or photographs or writing. The collage is a combination of each season taken using my #bitmoji . You dont know about bitmojis? Every keen gardener is encouraged to create one. In this case I opted to wear the same outfit throughout the four seasons. But a close look through the following screens shows that I am wearing heavier winter wear. Met Éireann mentions that Arctic air will bring sleet showers and some snow on high ground early next week. I'll be back from my cycling trip before it arrives.
Last night as the wee folk slept soundly in their beds, their papa and I got to work on the kitchen garden. A feijoa hedge was planted to frame the vegetable beds, along with  fig, peach and nectarine trees to accompany the existing heritage apple trees. The feeling from watching grass transform into something both functional and beautiful that will feed the wee folk of our wee folk, really lights up the heart. This isn't work, this is a dream... X
I took these with my phone on Monday last week and then the next day it rained. But it’s snowing again today! So we’re back on theme. ❄️❄️❄️
Sourdough crumpets 🌟☕️ . . . Homemade crumpets on Everything Looks Rosie - delicious slathered with melting butter and honey for a weekend brunch treat. Recipe via @sheddenflora, link in profile! ❤️
Bracken Fern, frozen in the process of turning over.  One of the oldest ferns (fossil records over 55 million years old), it, like many ferns, has a fiddlehead stage. In Korea, they're eaten fresh or cooked, by salting, pickling, or sun drying. Known as "Gosari," they are a typical ingredient in Bibimbap. It's crazy how things so common to one part of the world can be so precious in another. #honestmagazine #wildfoodlove #wildfood #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #wild #wildthings #vitaminn #beautyindecay #forage #forageandfeast
If you find yourself standing on the breathtaking balcony and looking at an idyllic, beautiful, tidy and green city then you be sure you are looking at Luxembourg 🌿✨ ~ #whpwanderlust #visitluxembourgwithnat
“We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.” • • 📷: @strungingold *You can now shop all my outfits in the LIKEtoKNOW.it app. These pieces are old, so I’ve linked similar ones! http://liketk.it/2zplD #liketkit @liketoknow.it . . . . . . #whimsicalwonderfulwild #myseasonalstory #aseasonalshift #myquietbeauty #gloomandglow #aseasonalyear  #folkandstory #livemoremagic #aseasonalworld #frenchgirlstyle  #yeglifestyle #yeg #yegger #yegblogger #ofsimplethings #slowandsimpledays #theslowdowncollective #myalmanacmoment #fauxfurvest #myaritzia #capturemovement  #insearchofjoy  #howihue #solovelysofree  #seeingthepretty #smallmomentsofcalm #thesimpleeveryday #fosterthoughtfulness
Yes, I know it's too early but I am thinking forward to #valentinesday with the excuse to fill the house with winter flowers. Do we have to have an excuse to do such a wonderful thing? Which flowers do you choose to fill the house with? * * * Meanwhile I am loving this gorgeous mantle vase crammed with delicate little orchids. When I'm styling potted beauties like this I do love to add a thatch of moss. Now's the perfect time to rescue it from lawns, especially if you're lucky enough to have a north facing garden, ahem. * * * At some point the glorious planty @laetitiamaklouf was asking about horticultural suppliers who have ditched plastic. I'm proud to say my little shop is entirely plastic free {link in bio}. Who said sustainable has to be brown? All the products stocked, vases etc in #soulfoodstudioshop are vintage, so you can be sure they come with impeccable sustainability credentials. * * * #mytaleofwinter #mywintertale #heiterwinter #slowsimpleseasonal #aquietwinter #thislittlemoment_ #consciouscreative #goodlifehome #pocketsofslow #thislittlemoment #embracingtheseasonsathome #theperfectsimple #adventuresinstyling #myalmanacmoment #thiswintermoment #makingwinter #winterwonderlens #beautyundermynose #ofcosymoments #zerowastegoals #ecochichome #ecofriendlyliving
Там у нас в #Цюрихе были отличные прогулки, ещё можно неприлично объесться сырным фондю, например)  Calmness of mind does not mean you should stop your activity. Real calmness should be found in activity itself. We say, “It is easy to have calmness in inactivity, it is hard to have calmness in activity, but calmness in activity is true calmness” . . . . #howtobeparisian #thestreetnetwork #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #somenotnone #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
F R I D A Y Sunset from last week, haven't left the house for a few days as we've both been poorly. Nothing much inspiring to say, I'm tired and my head hurts, so looking forward to the weekend. Hopefully heading to Bedgebury tomorrow and then Alice has a daddy day Sunday! How are you all? . . . . . . . . . . #hastings #hastingshappyplace #hastingspier #hastingsbeach #lovelifeoutside #playinnature #beachwalks #sunset #winter #january #mentalhealthmatters #fromwhereistand #cloudporn #seasidelife #hastingsisok #hastingsismagical #pebblebeach #calmseas #blueskies #bluesandgreys #gloomandglow #beautyundermynose #slowandglow #natureandnourish #naturelover #myalmanacmoment
“I thought the earth remembered me,  she took me back so tenderly,  arranging her dark skirts, her pockets  full of lichens and seeds.  I slept as never before, a stone on the river bed,  nothing between me and the white fire of the stars  but my thoughts, and they floated light as moths  among the branches of the perfect trees.  All night I heard the small kingdoms  breathing around me, the insects,  and the birds who do their work in the darkness.  All night I rose and fell, as if in water,  grappling with a luminous doom. By morning  I had vanished at least a dozen times  into something better.” ~ Mary Oliver, Sleeping in the Forest 🖤
Cold winter evenings ✨
Aging
Dreaming of Dean Village. 🍁
All of these things growing in my tiny garden at lunchtime. I still have a zinc tub full of flowering lavender, an olive tree with actual black olives on it, flowering rosemary and bay (which smell gorgeous) hellebores, and flourishing ferns. It seems a bit mixed up. Maybe the big freeze will bite them soon? . . . #my_wintertale#heitermoments#inmygardennow#ofsimplethings#simpleandseasonal#myseasonalhome#towngarden#edwardianterrace#naturetable#natureonthepage#myalmanacmoment#instagardening#thatwinterspringthing#mytaleofwinter#poetryofsimplethings#pocketsofslow#wreathwatch#acottagewreath
Eltz Castle is easily the most enchanting medieval castle in Germany. The castle is perched on a steep rock in the middle of a wooded valley. Fully encircled by forest, Burg Eltz stands prominently isolated from the modern world. The effect of seeing the castle with its green backdrop is nothing short of bewitching. Apart from the excellent view of the exterior, it’s also possible to see the interior of the castle via a guided tour. Unlike most castles in the region, Burg Eltz was never destroyed. And for that reason, you’ll see authentic medieval furniture, original 17th century flemish tapestries,  Chinese porcelain, weapons, and armor. #burgeltz #castle #medievalcastle #eifelexplorers
Watching my bulbs like a hawk for the moment they do this... Sadly we’ve a little way to go still this year. (See second picture). I’ve just started reading Penelope Lively’s Life In The Garden and she says this: ‘We garden for tomorrow, and thereafter. We garden in expectation, and that is why it is so invigorating. Gardening you are no longer stuck in the here and now; you think backwards, and forwards, you think of how this or that performed last year, you work out your hopes and plans for the next.’ Wishing you a hopeful, happy Friday 🌷🌱🌷#bulbwatch #lifeinthegarden
Working Hot. w/ @preeti2603  It’s all about who you looked for in a crowded room. That’s where your heart belongs to . . . . #howtobeparisian #thestreetnetwork #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #somenotnone #slowandglow #ofcosymoments
Today the sun will set at 16:25, but tomorrow it will set a minute later. Also, the winter cherries are in bloom. You got this. . #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #seasonalyear ##beautyundermynose #cherryblossom #januaryblues #citynature
It may be chilly outside, but there’ll still be plenty of pretty spring blooms at our markets this weekend!
I loved the pink sky this morning on my way to work! This is definitely the way all work weeks should end, without any rain. I'm happy to report that I've finally ditched the car to go to work this week and caught the train everyday! I'm now the proud owner of a monthly train subscription... #luckyme 🚋 I had been saying for ages that I wanted to be a little greener and wanted to get the benefits of walking to and from the train station instead of sitting down all day... It's done, I won't go back to my old habits! I hope you all have a good Friday 😘  #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #polychromaticyouth #meetmethiswinter #themidwintermovement #thequietwinter #alittlebeautyeveryday #embracingtheseasons #pinksky #pink #mons
S U N /  S N O W 🌚  it’s true what they say about tenerife, that the weather in the north v south is very different. we’ve had sun so hot it burnt us and snow so cold our feet nearly fell off because we wore stupid shoes. today we’re going on a boat ~ lonely island references will no doubt follow ~ to try to spot dolphins & whales 🐋 🐬 . . . . . . #gloomandglow  #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear  #portraitphotography  #somenotnone #slowandglow  #ofcosymoments  #tenerife  #canaryislands  #graceloveslondon  #theprettycities  #gracelovestravel  #passionpassport #cornersofmyworld #portraitmode  #spaintravel  #canariesislands  #freelancerlife  #canaries #icu_spain #ok_spain  #instaspain #seetheworld  #travelgram  #wintersun  #adventures #freelancelife #natureforsoul  #ccseasonal  #summerinjanuary
Mr Fox in the gloaming 🦊  luckily he didn’t follow me home and the hen count is still at four this morning.
Er du ein av dei som tenker at du gjerne skulle hatt personlege bilder på nettsida di? Bilder som gir merkevara identitet og karakter slik at bedrifta lettare blir lagt merke til og som fører til større salg? . . Har du ein draum om å skape ei personleg merkevare og å skille deg ut på nett og sosiale medier? Men du er usikker på kva du vil formidle, kva stemning du skal få fram, kva som eigentleg er historia til bedrifta eller produktet ditt? . . Det er ikkje så vanskeleg å skape personlege og unike bilder som du kan bruke i Historiefortellinga di på nettsider, i nettbutikk, i sosiale medier, i annonser, osv, osv, som du kanskje trur. . . Eg introduserer nå eit nytt produkt, PAKKE 1: «Få hjelp til å finne din stil og få eit Moodboard/ arbeidsskisse med eksempelbilder, tekst og tips laga for nettopp di bedrift». . . Eit hefte du kan ta utgangspunkt i når du skal skape bilder du skal bruke i historiefortellinga du på nett, på trykk og i sosiale medier og som du kan ta fram igjen og igjen når du vert usikker på kva uttrykk du skal få fram for å nå ditt rette publikum. . . Les gjerne det nyaste blogginnlegget mitt om korleis du kan finne din Visuelle Stil og dermed få fleire interessert i bedrifta di. . . . Link med meir informasjon om den  NYE PAKKEN og til BLOGGINNLEGGET finn du i profil ☝️ . . #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #weeklyspread #alifeofwords #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #sloweandglowe #ofcosymoments #simplethingsmadebeautiful #asesionalshift #foreverfaffing #alliseeispretty #seasonspoetry #norwegianmade #thatauthenticfeeling
Walking down to Avoncliff #latergram  A favourite route down to the aqueduct where the Kennet and Avon canal crosses the river Avon then back along the canal towpath or the muddy fields. . . Doing the same walk regularly is a good way to notice changes of the season, the buds and twigs, appearance of snowdrops and the ever present Robin darting along the hedges, always  a few steps ahead. . As always, I'm lagging behind- peering at stuff.
Friday, 18th January: I am returning to the photograph of  6th January to add the following... Heather's many uses were sufficient to earn it a place in the Old Irish Brehon Laws on trees and shrubs. This meant that the unlawful clearing of a whole field of heather was subject to a fine of one "dairt", or year-old heifer. Heather was also linked by some medieval scholars with the ancient Irish Ogham alphabet. Each letter of the alphabet was named after a different native tree or shrub, and the letters Onn or O and Úr or U were said by some authorities to be named after Heather. (Irish Wild Plants: Myths, Legends & Folklore by N. Mac Coitir p. 144)
Have you noticed the evenings are getting ever so slightly lighter? Before Christmas, it was almost dark when we got home from the school run. Now, it’s still light. It’s a subtle change, but it’s enough to boost my spirits. According to my 2019 Almanac, daylight increases during January by between an hour to an hour and a half (depending on where you live in the UK). Hurrah!
This view, it needed a spot on my feed, I think! Reminding me that the sun will return in a few days, of bright daylight and longer days 💗 I just love the soft pastel colors of the sky! . . . #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #slowandglow #mystoryoflight #themidwintermovement #thequietwinter #smallmomentsofcalm #capturequiet #myquietbeauty #feelfreefeed #meandmyeverydayvibes #alliseeispretty #moeandmondays #tv_soft #rsa_vsco #tv_vsco #rsa_ladies #livefolk #tv_stillife #softones_perfection #tromsolove #kvaløya #tv_allnature #rsa_nature
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Spent this evening recovering from a rather busy day at Destinations Manchester 🙌 I’m not a big talker so having to engage and natter with people all day has been draining. But I found the free cheese stall giving out samples so guess where I’ll be frequenting over the next few days? 🤤😏🧀 Tonight I’ve also been playing around with Lightroom again and I think, THINK, I’m getting used to it although my presets keep disappearing into thin air. Does anyone know what the heck that’s about?  #lightroompresets #destinationsmanchester #farsley #sunrise #wintersunrise #igersleeds #gloomandglow #myalmanacmoment #aseasonalyear #beautyundermynose #livemoremagic #slowandglow #ofcosymoments #leedslifes #localtravel #backyardadventures #parttimetraveller #findingthejoyinjanuary #findingthejoyineveryday #happyselves #thisishowihueit #curateyourownfeed #igerleeds #travelblogger #omgb #itsprimupnorth #tinytinymoments #thelittlethings #photographytips #lightroom
On the blog, the last instalment from our week in Somerset (finally!) 🙈 Frome & Mell’s. Hope you enjoy. 💙Link in bio.
Viburnum Bodnantense ..... flowering in my garden today, it’s supposed to flower in very early spring 😐.... must have got its seasons muddled 😆#capturingbritain #flowers #plants #kings_flowers #nature #seetheworldthroughmyeyes #garden #kings_shots #thisprettyengland #myalmanacmoment
Finished knitting my Christmas pudding bauble, I was quite pleased but Matt said it looked like a moose or Rudolph 😆😆#knitting #craft #handmade #christmaspudding #christmas#knittersofinstagram #decoration #igers #festive #daysofsmallthings #bauble #myalmanacmoment

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