Merry Christmas with a celebration of winter

A christmas card for Merry Christmas witha vintage nativity scene at Ednovean FarmWe just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!!
The shortest days have enveloped us and bringing with them hygge – the compensations of the winter season, those  long cosy evenings to enjoy the subtle pleasures of winter.

Winter is a time to find a good book with snuggly throw by the fireside, or watching a fantastically bad Christmas film curled up with the cat.

Winter brings the compensation of  beautiful sunrises and glowing sunsets to mark our day and Cornish harbour spangled with Christmas lights long into the evenings.

Short winter days

Winter pleasures are atmospheric suppers in cosy cornish pubs after brisk walks on storm flecked beaches.
Winter days have grown so short now with the approach but we’ve still had some beautiful sunsets and I took this snap from the slipway to Perranuthnoe own beach as the sun turned to sea to wine red and dusk fell.

The sun setting over the sea turning the waves to red

Christmas lights

The Christmas lights are burning brightly now around the sheltered Cornish harbours and we did manage to squeeze in a visit to the famous lights at Mousehole. A tiny cornish village immortalized by the story of the Mousehole cat and sadly bound forever now in the loss of their lifeboat the Solomon Brown launched just before Christmas and never to return with the men of that community,

How bittersweet the Christmas season can sometimes seem.

Children playing in the harbou among the christmas light of Mousehole

Christmas lights in Mousehole harbour

Winter compensations

Winter does have its compensation here in Cornwall, whether it be watching the young horse picking their way out into the dawn acos our fields or the flocks of migrating birds feeding across the fallow cornfields of the inland estate farms.

Horses in the sunrise
Do try to visit Marazion marshes to watch the murmurations of Starlings if you are in the area for the nightly exhibition of flight as they swoop in a fantastic aerial ballet before dropping into the shelter of the reed beds to roost.

Merry Christmas!!

Celebrating Christams with christmas decorations
So we just wanted to wish you all a very Happy Christmas, thank you for your support over the years and share this winter season at Ednovean Farm with you.


Christine and Charles at Ednovean Farm

About Christine Taylor

Charles and Christine Taylor have hosted Luxury Bed and Breakfast at Ednovean Farm Nr Penzance in West Cornwall since 1991 and live there with three cats and eight horses including a Spanish Stallion called Danni. Ednovean Farm has been awarded AA five star gold for Bed and breakfast and is included in The Michelin Guide and The Alastair Sawday Guide . The Farmhouse and gardens has been featured in BBC Homes and Antiques, Homes and Gardens. Period Living and 25 Beautiful Homes as well as being used as a film and photo shoot location. Christine writes a weekly blog about life on the farm and garden with an occasional series about places of interest in West Cornwall concentrating on those off the beaten track places atha only the locals find

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