It seems like only yesterday I was sitting down to type out my first post in this series, so having come round full circle feels both strange and like an accomplishment to me. I'm glad I've been able to stick to this monthly round up of happy things each month on the blog, and I'm … Continue reading Joyful Moments: December
Poinsettias personify Christmas for me. Their beautiful rich, warm red leaves, and the dark, emerald green shades of the foliage surrounding them are so perfectly comforting and festive, that I can't go a single year without buying an annual poinsettia come December. There is something both uplifting and welcoming about seeing this bright plant on … Continue reading The Colour Of Christmas
It's been exceptionally cold here in the Lake District over the past few days, and while most of the rest of the UK has seen some snow, here on the coast I've only glimpsed the white peaks of the mountains further inland. I think the effect of the sea means we only get a few … Continue reading December Frosts
The year is slowly but surely drawing to a close, and for the first time in a long while I am feeling much better in myself. I've come into December feeling happy, healthy and ready to tackle my huge, long list of things that I always want to do before the year is out, so … Continue reading Joyful Moments: November.
Earlier in November we had a lovely family visitor staying with us, and got the chance to show off the beautiful beach down at St Bees while the tide was out, the skies were blue and the waves were lapping nice and gently against the shoreline. Just a month ago, the weather down here along … Continue reading Seaside Solitude
Early winter mornings are often the hardest for most. They can be cold, dark and not as inviting as the warm, summer mornings that have gone before. However, sometimes you wake to see a gentle sunrise on the horizon, pale blue skies stretching out ahead of you and the hint of some sun overhead. Mornings … Continue reading Winter Sun
With December now upon us, I wanted to start off the month creatively with a watercolour piece inspired by the recent colourful skies we've been seeing in the evenings here. I love how the sky changes so much from the warmer seasons to the colder ones, so I wanted to capture that twilight feeling in … Continue reading Magical Winter Skies
Heading to the coast might be the thing furthest from your mind come winter, but I can assure you that if you venture down to the coastline on a cold, winter's day not only will you feel completely rejuvenated by the bracing winds and sea salt air, but you'll be able to see the waves … Continue reading Wild Waves