Happy Christmas 2017!

Went to Amsterdam for a long weekend at the start of the December. The city was looking festive with Christmas light and decoration. Amsterdam Light Festival was taking place.  In every evening we wandered around the city.  Went on Water Colours  Cruise in one night, it was an amazing experience.

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Back to the UK , for the community group Christmas social, I brought a roast duck and spring rolls. Found a very easy and  convenient way this year to dry the duck but didn’t get chance to take photos after it was roasted as we were late.

On Christmas Day, had roast beef.

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Wishing all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Peaceful New Year!

Snow, snow…

Haven’t seen snow for a long time, probably more than two years. So when I opened the curtain on Sunday morning (10 Dec) , saw the snow falling and the ground was covered in a thick blanket of white, became very excited.

Took some photos on the way to the church. It was still early, the snow wasn’t disturbed. My hand holding an umbrella was frozen.

Several children were playing snow in the street.  We started to sweep snow on our driveway and the street as soon as it stopped,  also helped our old neighbour.

Managed to drive to work on next day, all of colleagues were in the office except the manager!

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Bulbs for 2018 Spring

Bought them  a couple of month ago, then completely forgot.  Some of them have started to sprout.

Planted on 7th Dec Thursday, just before snow and freezing weather. Most of them were in the flower bed, some were in pots.

Went to Homebase last Friday afternoon, spring bulbs were on sale, £1 for one bag, bought another 10 bags!

Hopefully next spring the garden is filled with colour .

 

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First Batch
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from sale