We wanted to wish you a very Happy Christmas and thank you for visiting us and following my blog and we hope to see you again in 2018.
There’s a traditional Christmas tree resting gently on the flagstones of our hall now decked with my favourite decorations like an old Christmas friend who has come back to visit us dressed in the same familiar clothes.
We walked up across the farm in a bitterly cold wind one day to cut two thorn trees from a thicket that was invading the field ready for Christmas decorations.
Our old familiar friend – the traditional Christmas tree
Collecting Christmas “Tat” – all part of the traditional Christmas Decorations!
Each year I can never resist adding a few new ones though or as Charles puts it “collecting Christmas Tat!” and I prowl the temporary Christmas aisle with same eager eye that I had as a child discovering shiny shell ornaments on Cornish harbour side shops for the first time.
This year my eye was caught by a tiny tradition rocking horse and a Scandic looking Santa proclaiming “Joy” – not to mention some beautiful opalescent glass baubles to add to the decorations of the Guests sitting room
A Cornish Christmas
The Christmas lights are gleaming around the Cornish Harbours now, tinting the waters with their rosy glow and the local towns are proudly displaying their party wear over their sober granite clothes.
This year we visited Helston lavishly twinkling with the traditional fairly lights garlanded across the streets, with the beautiful old granite buildings flamboyant and lavishly decorated and it is really worth a visit.
And of course last year we finally did go to see the famous lights of Mousehole harbour just before the twelfth night. but at the moment that seems a very long time ago!
December days grew unusually chilly this year, with bitter winds as we approached the Winter Solstice and Christmas leaving the trees starkly beautiful now divest of their leaves across the countryside. The birds are working harder now in the search for food on the short winter days and even the Blackbirds come into the stables to forage around the horses buckets on colder days along with our own resident Robin (s)! Thankfully just as suddenly as the cold winds arrived they left and we once again woke up to our own familiar balmy Cornwall!
So it is time for me to wish you all a very Happy Christmas and hope you find time to don a cosy pair of slippers in time to enjoy your own Christmas tree with friends and family this year and that we will see you all agian in 2018