Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Bit of a mixed bag

I've not had much to show over the last few days as I've been busy getting ready for Christmas.  Here are some orange and clove pomanders I made.  The card on the right is one I've had for over 30 years and I put it up every year because I love it.  The picture is made of foil and it changes as the light reflects on it.

I was taking a photo of the stove last night when a log exploded and this is what it looks like :

Thankfully we haven't had any snow this time round; the last lot will do me for the winter, but it is really cold and we've had some lovely frosts.  This chicken wire looks really good :


  1. I love oranges with cloves, the smell of cloves being pressed in to the orange is so christmassy, my daughter is busy doing one as we speak for our solstice table. I am in total love with our woodburner, I love everything about a wood fire, the heat is so different to central heating! Your chicken wire makes me think again about our lost chickens. I am waiting for the snow to abate before getting some more, but I do miss their friendly clucking and pecking at the kitchen scraps.
    Thankyou again for the lovely mice, I hope you have a lovely Christmas there, keep warm, Blessings, Liz

  2. I haven't much to show at the moment either.. it's just the getting ready and waiting week isn't it?
    Your pictures all look pretty though :0)
    Have a very Merry Christmas, and a happy new year to you and yours :0)
    Kind regards,

  3. The smell of pomanders is gorgeous - reminds me of work.

    I'm muchly admiring everyone's beautiful snow & frost photos. I'm just too much of a wuss to stand outside for long enough to take good pictures at the moment - it's too flipping cold!

  4. Merry Christmas to you too! Have a wonderful holiday! :)

  5. Hey there LBM, thanks for popping by my blogand becoming a follower lovey to hear from.
    I am an Aussie through and through although I would dearly love to speak another language.
    I have had a lovely time reading your blog and I love those frosty wire photos. Amazing weather you've been having in the UK.....
    It's blue skies and sunshine here, I think Summer has finally decided to show herself.
    Have a lovely Christmas and all the best for 2011......

  6. I totally forgot about those orange pomanders. I used to do those with my kids....Oh well, next year. Stay warm and cozy by your fire. And have a wonderful Christmas.

  7. Ooo, I haven't made an orange pomander in years. Must do that! And I love the pretty chicken wire.

  8. Love the clove oranges and your fire looks very cosy.

    Warm wishes for a lovely peaceful Christmas to you and your family,
    florrie xx