Monday, December 24, 2018

Small Moments Of A Wiltshire Christmas

We recently visited Avebury Manor and seen it all decked out for Christmas. I hadn't been inside the manor for years, so it was lovely to revisit.
Each room is decorated as a different period in the Manor's history. I loved the Tudor room.
Although not so keen on the boars head. It wasn't real though, just papier mache,  so that was okay. 
The kitchen was gorgeous too, filled with sugar and spice and all things nice. Gingerbread, sugared mice, golden coins and marzipan fruit. These were real.
I spied a few letters to Father Christmas too. 
It's lovely to get out and see the old houses decked up for the festive season.
Here at home the wreath is on the door and I've given Mr Fox a mistletoe crown.
Things are looking sparkly with the return of the low winter light reaching into the windows and playing rainbow chase on walls. Each year I seem to appreciate it a little bit more than I did the year before. 
And it always takes my breath away and makes me sit and just be, which is so important in this mad and crazy world. 
Of course it's handy too if there is a mince pie ;) 
When the short days light has said it's goodnight, the room twinkles yet again. 
From pine scented branches.
And glows around royal crowns.  
And then in the morning, again. 
A brand new day begins within a single raindrop sparkle.
Wishing you all the most peaceful and magical Christmas time.


  1. Your house looks wonderfully festive. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas x

    1. Thank you! Hope you had a good one too :) x

  2. Such a beautiful house. Always good to have a reminder of the improtant things in life, those seemingly insignificant moments that you then realise aren't insignificant. Reconnecting to the world around you instead of living life through technology. I'm off to make mince pies and walk the dog ��. Merry Christmas x

    1. Yes absolutely. Life wouldn't be anything without the little things. It's just finding the balance always, especially with technology. This little blog place wouldn't be here if it wasn't for it. :) Happy New year x

  3. Have a wonderful
    Christmas and a peaceful New Year Karen. xx

  4. Lovely to visit your house again this Christmas. It is always a plesure.Wishing you and your family a very merry Yule and best wishes for all good things in 2019.

    1. Thank you Eirwen. And the same to you and yours :)

  5. It all looks so beautiful. Christmas and Yule blessings to you and your family xx

  6. Your pictures are always like poetry ;-)
    Thanks !
    Happy Holidays and all the best for a creative 2019 !

  7. Oh wow how beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your family xx

  8. I love having crystals hanging in the window to catch the light. Your pictures are so beautiful and inspiring to me! Have a happy Christmas!

    1. Thank you x
      Wishing you a crystal rainbow filled new year. Enjoy your magical chinks of light ;)


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