The maximum temperature here today is 15C, minimum 9⁰C. Blue skies but with quite a lot of clouds. Wind 16km/h South-Easterly winds with gusts up to 30 km/h. Dry at present but rain is forecast from tomorrow for the rest of the week. Thursday morning we measured 46mm overnight!
Some more recent photos, eventually I will get back to all the photos that I have not had time to edit from last year!!
Watching France see the New Year in on TV at Chantilly last night.
A bit of Christmas cheer amongst the potplants.
Friends who could not travel to the UK at the last minute, because of COVID, joined us for Christmas dinner so the table was laid for four.
The two of us on Christmas day.
27/12/21 a tough rose hanging on in winter.
30/12/21 Top : Viburnum tinus and cotoneaster berries.
Bottom : Calendula and another surviving rose that amazes me.
The centre tree is a Ginkgo biloba,
I think this is one of the Blackbird (Turdus merula) youngsters being bombed by a chaffinch!
European robin (Erithacus rubecula).
The last sunset of 2021
Take care everybody, keep well and please stay safe in these difficult times.
Hi Diane - these are wonderful to see ... so pleased your friends could join you ... it was 16 deg C here - and was 'warm' out ... but we had blue skies and some sun - a great change ... mind you it's raining now!!ReplyDelete
I owe you an email ... its a-coming! Have a very happy New Year - let's hope things improve ... cheers Hilary
Thanks Hilary, it was great to have Christmas with friends, it mad it so much more interesting than the two of us! The weather here was also quite good but we are back to grey again now.Delete
2022 can only get better - I hope. Take care ans keep safe Diane
I have hope this year will be better than the last. Take care! Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
I am with you in those sentiments. It HAS to be better than the last two. Take care, DianeDelete
Happy New Year, Diane and Nigel. Your Christmas Dinner table looks delightfully festive - as do the pair of you!. Stay safe - - - RichardReplyDelete
Thanks Richard. It was a good Christmas the best in some years. Extra work for me but it was worth it to have good company. You both keep safe also. Cheers DianeDelete
I am sure you were very happy to be joined by friends, Diane. Let's all look forward to finally getting rid of COVID in 2022, or at least learning to live with it. After all, no pandemic lasts forever. Best wishes from Miriam and me. DavidReplyDelete
I guess you are right no pandemic lasts for ever but this one has been soul destroying. I want to have a break from the house other than the 3 days that we have managed this year. Thanks goodness for the garden or I think I would have gone off my rocker (more than I already am). Take care you two and enjoy your walks, so wish I had a group like yours around here. All the very best DianeDelete
That does look very festive. They cancelled fireworks here at the last minute to discourage crowds from gathering.ReplyDelete
The fireworks were held at Chantilly far North of Paris, so far as I understand there were no crowds at what was an undisclosed destination and it was only viewed on TV. The combination of the laser light show and a few fireworks was stunning. Cheers DianeDelete
Yes, that added bit of technology can really make the display special.Delete
Love your pretty, festive table, Diane. Happy New Year.ReplyDelete
Thanks Amalia and a very Happy New Year to you also. Keep safe and take care DianeDelete
Happy new year ��ReplyDelete
Thanks Rajani and I hope 2022 is a good year for you also. Take care DianeDelete
Great photos. Glad you had a nice holiday season. Happy New Year!ReplyDelete
Thanks Pam, let us hope that 2022 will be a turning point and that we can get out and about a bit more. Cheers DianeDelete
Glad you could entertain for Christmas. Your table looks beautiful.ReplyDelete
It was so nice to have company, it made such a difference to the whole day. Thanks Gaelyn.Delete
A delightful series of photos Diane, and how very nice of you to host your friends when their travel plans had to be cancelled. Lovely to see you and Nigel in your Father Christmas hats also.ReplyDelete
Thanks Denise, haha our once a year hats, that came with the decorations from South Africa. It was a good day and so nice to have company. All the best DianeDelete
What a beautiful table...and I love the pics of you two with your hats on. Thank you for the sweet comment about my blog. That made my day.ReplyDelete
Thanks Pam, and yes I love your art work. Our once year hats have now been put away for yet another year! Have a good week, DianeDelete
Happy New Year to you and love ones. I remember making a comment but it was missing. Probably I forgot to click publish. Beautiful Christmas plant. Glad that you had friends for Christmas dinner. Beautiful flowers and birds. Love the last sunset of 2021. You and Nigel look great in the photo.ReplyDelete
Nancy I so often write a comment and forget to click publish so you are not the only one!!! Thanks for the kind comment and it was so nice to have friends join us for Christmas, it made such a difference to the day. Cheers DianeDelete
thanks for sharingReplyDelete
Its a pleasure and thanks for visiting. DianeDelete
Happy new year 🎉ReplyDelete