I Like......

  • A Sense of Humour!
  • Rowan Wool
  • Going out with the Girls!
  • Horses
  • Aubergines
  • Clean Sheets
  • Roses
  • Vintage brooches
  • Shiatsu
  • My first cup of tea in the morning
  • The Sea
  • Cake baking
  • Pink
  • Woodsmoke
  • The changing of the seasons
  • Bliss
  • Crochet
  • Recycling
  • Home-made raspberry jam

« It's Nearly Here | Main | January »

January 03, 2008



What a lovely place you live in. That front door is so pretty. I often feel a bit "deflated" after christmas too, not always but sometimes and I certainly have this year so although I adore Christmas, I am glad that it is all over for now and I look forward to the exciting changes that the new year may bring. So you have horses? We have been thinking about the possibility of getting one this year. It's a little bit daunting and its not 100% yet. We are learning as much as we can first. I am also thinking of the garden already and what changes I am going to make there as last summer was our first summer in this little house and some things were planted in rush. Hope the new year brings you all you want and more!


Looking at gardening catalogs this time of year is such a perfect activity. I love the St. Cecelia roses.

I do some minor gardening here in Tucson but am not as into it as I was at home in the South. It's hard for me to get excited about the desert plants but I do have some roses, lavender, Thompson seedless grapevines, and a few other things that bring me joy. When we move back home to the South, I plan to grow all the things I love again--like peonies.


Hi Jane

A very Happy New Year to you! I have just lit our woodburner and am about to settle in front of it with a cup of tea and a slice of Christmas cake - yes, there's still a little bit left!

What a beautiful rose. I have a very old one in the garden which was a cutting taken from one in my mum's garden before she moved. It dates to around 1950. It has the same tightly layered petals and is a gorgeous pink - the perfume is wonderful!

I hope you have a really great 2008 - and yes, roll on Spring!

Clare x


It is cold, isn't it? We did have some snow but nothing worth noting as it was gone within a day. I love snowy days where everything is quiet and muffled, but bright too. The light changes completely. Can't you tell I was a snow-baby!

Hope you have a fantastic 2008 :)


Happy New Year Jane. I think I am just getting over the same flu bug you had before Christmas. I have never felt so poorly. It's a stinker isn't it?

Those roses are just too delicious for words and yes I would have thought they were peonies too!

Hope 2008 is a good one for you honey :-)


Happy New Year to you! Those roses are a dredam...what a sight for winter-sore eyes! Your snow-sugar-frosted garden does look pretty, though. Still, it is too cold...I'm trying to think spring thought :o) Wishing you all the best in 2008--love, blessings, peace and JOY! ((hugs))


I wish you a very Happy New Year, Jane! Your snow covered garden is lovely - here's hoping we both get a little snow before the winter is over! We've been having lots of rain here (as I've heard you've been having). It's just cold, damp, wet and rainy most of the time. At least it's woodstove time! =)

Wild Rose

Hi Jane

Happy New Year! I have the David Austin rose book and dream of having an old-fashioned rose garden. I think that St Cecilia would be perfect in your garden.

Keep warm and enjoy planning for the spring ~ it will be here before you know it.

Marie x

The comments to this entry are closed.