Sunday, 26 January 2014

Seven snaps for seven days - four

The first daffodil of the year! This cheap little pot of bulbs has been bringing me such joy. Every morning when I enter my kitchen it is the first thing that I look at, to check on it's progress. I love daffodils, they are such a cheery flower.

I was lucky enough to be given a large amount of vintage china, including a full dinner service. It is beautiful to look at, now I need to rearrange my cupboards in order to store it so that I can use it.

Some lovely red berries glowing through the gloom on a grey and rainy early evening walk.

Another early evening walk just after a huge hail storm. On tops of the hills the hail fell as snow so this is the first snow fall of the year. Spring flowers and snow in the same week!

Choosing from a selection of beautiful bath truffles, which I was kindly given as a Christmas present, to put in my bath. It was the first bath of the year as we got heating and hot water back this week, thanks to the new boiler. I did enjoy it!

A treat from my husband to cheer me up as I had taken to bed in the afternoon full of a cold. I got a cup of tea, a lemsip, jaffa cakes and chocolate whilst I was snuggled up reading my book. The book is the final one in a series of steampunk novels featuring vampires, werewolves, fashion, manners, tea and inventions set in Victorian London. They are great fun to read.

Having a lovely time browsing my book case choosing my next book. I do love that moment between books where you remember and enjoy the one that you just finished and look forward to picking out the next one full of promise of a good read.


  1. How splendidly lovely that you have a daffodil already! Aside from some yellow blooms I recently saw growing (in spite of the below freezing temps) on a cactus in the nearby town of Osoyoos, it will likely be a good while more before fresh blooms reappear here (be they potted or in the garden).

    Big hugs & tons of happy wishes for the final week of January,
    ♥ Jessica

    1. I am finding all your photos of your wintery weather really interesting. It hasn't been particularly wintery here at all yet. I saw some bulbs in the ground that have started putting their shoots up. I am so enjoying my daffodils! Hope you are having a fabulous week.

  2. Ah yes a daffodil - a clear sign that the new year is here!
    Best of wishes to you and yours for 2014