Wednesday 12 December 2018


We all need sparks of relief from the dull days of Winter.


  1. This will be my last post until after Christmas.
    I am off to Lapland with youngest Grandson and family but home for Christmas.
    I hope you all have a wonderful time, lots of fun, laughter and love.
    See you soon xxx

  2. This is indeed sparks of relief. My poor Hellebores are hunkered down due to the cold. It will be a while before I get to see such things in person.
    LAPLAND! You will see real reindeer and, is it possible?, Santa?? Have fun...
    Love to all.

  3. Yes Lisa,
    We are going by reindeer and sleigh to see Father Christmas.
    We are also going on a Husky sled safari and a 26 km ride on a snowmobile. Mr P will be driving ours :) I am really hopeful that we will see the Northern Lights. Of course, that is up to Mother Nature herself.
    Dominic does not know any of this. It is a secret until we get to the airport.
    Can you imagine his little face.

    Lots of love my friend.

  4. Hello Cheryl!
    This beautiful flower insists and blooms in the cold days of Winter!
    I hope you have a great time with your family in Lapland!
    Enjoy your holidays!

    1. Thank you DIMI,
      Have a joyous Christmas with family and friends.

  5. Such a beautiful photograph.

    Have a simply wonderful trip to Lapland.
    Have a Happy Christmas too.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

  6. How exciting! I can only imagine the sparkles in little Dominic's eyes. What a beautiful memory you are creating! I don't think little Grandson will forget this experience - ever!

    Be sure and bring some cookies for the reindeer and perhaps something a little stronger for Father Christmas. LOL.

    Nice to see a flower bud holding its own even in December. Have a wonderful Christmas, Cheryl, with family and friends.
    Hugs from across the Huge Pond!

    1. Ha! Dominic might just eat those cookies before the reindeer get them :)Sure there will be enough to go around though.
      Hope you are with family at Christmas Wendy, whatever you do have fun.

      Hugs and best wishes always.

  7. Oh, have a fantastic trip and an wonderful Christmas.All the very best to you and

  8. That's so true, I wish you much happiness on these coming holidays!

  9. Hellebore, aptly also known as Winter Rose. Can't wait to see the photos from Lapland. Hope you managed to see the Northern Lights. Happy New Year to you, Cheryl.

  10. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas-time.
    Happy New Year Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  11. Hope all is well cheryl. Missing you and your lovely