We are out on a holly hunt, of course here in the English countryside holly is everywhere and easy to spot now the deciduous trees have discarded their leaves, but they almost all seem to be male trees, the berry laden female trees are surprisingly rare, we drive through the lanes scanning the hedgerows but the only female trees we spot are on the edge of gardens or where we cannot stop, we go about our errands for the day as usual but always taking the most rural route to our destination and keeping our eyes open for the glint of red amongst the glossy leaves. I have almost given up when, on the cusp of dusk on our way home, I spot one, it is standing in the hedge line, bounding a field, it stands a head taller than the beech and hornbeam either side, S pulls onto the side of the road and I run back, secateurs poking from my back pocket, of course I can't reach the berry laden boughs, but I push myself into the hedgerow and I jump, fingers outstretched until I catch a swaying branch, and pulling it down with one hand, I cut away little sprays of berries surrounded by green prickly crowns of leaves, I can't reach much, but I don't need much, I let it fall around my feet, when I have clipped what I can I release the branch which springs back as if I had never disturbed it, I gather the fallen sprigs of holly and return to the car, fingers holly pricked and my legs scratched by the hornbeam twigs of the hedgerow. Ivy presents no problem, it seems to twine about almost every tree, choking and strangling with its endless glossy vines, I gather an armful, a favour to its host tree.
When I get home I twine my holly and ivy along the mantle, and sideboard, I hang bunches from the wall lights, adding pine cones and silver bells.
With Christmas decorations now in place I clear away the vases of autumn leaves and the jar that still holds flowers from my birthday in the summer, so beautifully dehydrated that I had not been able to throw them away, I still can't throw them away without using them for a final picture, a reminiscence of summer past #jj_forum_2109
One more week 😍😍 I cant wait to see my family ❤️ slowly entering in to the Christmas spirit ❄️🌨
Buonasera igers ❤️
Voi siete pronti per la cena e io vi propongo una merenda.. ma tanto lo so che siete golosi e non protesterete 😂!
La settimana scorsa è stata stressantissima per me, così questo weekend sono corsa da Manlio a Milano...un weekend di relax e amore mi ci voleva proprio 💏!
Questo lunedì me lo sono presa d’assestamento, da domani si ricomincia carichi ed inizio finalmente anche il mio countdown sereno aspettando il Natale 😍!
E come ogni attesa che si rispetti sarà costellata di dolci 😍e ahimè, di caffè pre studio 💪🏻!
In tutto ciò mi aiuta @indafood_com che mi ha mandato tantissime cose super golose 😍 (su stories vi faccio vedere tuuutto!)! Alla fine ho ovviamente assaggiato i biscotti, amo troppo i @lotusbiscoff 😍, e la marmellata mango e ananas! Troppo buona! Non ne avevo mai assaggiata una così!
Ad ogni modo, se volete addolcirvi anche voi vi lascio un codice sconto del 7% da usare sul loro sito! 👉🏻 VALE07
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That time when you go for a morning walk and find these beautiful red berry trimmings just laying on the ground beside the path. Score! I scooped them up and carried them home. My friend @julie.wiesner said...walking with you is an adventure.....lol. That is not the first time I have heard that. 😆#the_goodmorningproject
В этом году я решила, что только ёлки в качестве новогоднего декора мало 🙈 Украсила окна и подоконники 🤗 в Ашане купила гирлянды еловые и искусственный снег с трафаретами 👍🏼 дома были свечи, гнезда и мох, которые остались ещё со свадьбы 🙈 засушила апельсины и украсила свечи, подсмотрев идею у @sichevaya_k 😊 Вечером все это невероятно красиво смотрится 😍