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By DavidS


It is Christmas morning here in Suffolk in the east of England, just a 30 minutes drive to the coast.

Yesterday evening, we visited my son daughter and grandchildren, on our way to midnight Mass at our local church; later this morning, we shall join friends for lunch at a Hotel next to the river Waveney. Tomorrow we shall have family coming to us for lunch.

Yesterday, I spent a couple of hours gardening, cutting back the taller roses to prevent wind rock, also cutting back clematis. It is the first time for two weeks, that I had ventured into the garden, having been suffering with a persistent cold-virus, so the fresh air and
activity made me feel much better.

The other uplifting factor was seeing hellebores and primroses in bloom, and also seeing the evergreen clematis showing colour in the flower buds.

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Merry Christmas David ...
.. a pretty snow painting there ..
I hope you feel even fitter in the new year...
... all the best for 2015.

25 Dec, 2014


Merry Christmas David, hope you are having a wonderful time..
Its been like a spring day here in Lincs, so pleased you got rid of that virus, nobody should be under the weather at Christmas, lol...Very attractive tree you have there and the snow scene is lovely....
Best Wishes for 2015.....

25 Dec, 2014


happy Christmas David. I cut off foliage on the hellebores earlier in the week and I am delighted to see buds showing their colour above the soil. Glad you have had a lovely run up to today.

25 Dec, 2014


Our double white hellebores are in full bud too - won't be long. I guess you won't have been short of wine this Christmas David! Hope you get a chance of a walk on the beach later - we did that this afternoon.

25 Dec, 2014


Merry Christmas :)

I haven't been to a midnight mass for years :( They can be very moving.

I'm sorry to hear you've had a cold ... but pleased the fresh air did you good ...

25 Dec, 2014


All the best in 2015 David.

26 Dec, 2014


Happy New Year David

29 Dec, 2014

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