Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas.

                   I would like to wish all my friends in blogland a very Happy christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year,may it bring you Peace in all you do. Take care and keep warm,lots of love to all, From Jill xxxxxxxxxx

Friday, 23 December 2011

Winter Solstice

             It was a beautiful day here for Winter Solstice the sun was shinning all day and it was quite warm.I pottered about the house doing a few jobs and out into the garden to do a bit of tidying up and put some fresh food out for the birds.All was quite peaceful I could of stayed out for a long time but the light stopped me.These are a few photos I took of the sky as the sun was going down.

           I read in a few blog's that I follow that some were joining in with a fire ceremony to release the old year and shift up into the new ,The Mother of all releasing ceremony. All you have to do is make a little bundle with a square of fabric and assemble some herbs,incense and add some small bits of paper with your releasing wishes on then tie it up,then burn it..  So last night at 10 pm I made my little bundle with my incense and some sage and lemon thyme,I took my little cauldron into the garden and there I did my own little ceremony.These are my photos of my bundle smouldering away.Now !!when I looked back through my photos on some of them I could see pictures in the smoke,is it my eyes just playing tricks on me or do you see any ?Please let me know,and no I had not had one to many before I saw them LOL.I did enjoy my little ceremony and pleased I joined in and will be watching out for any more.Look forward to your comments.Hope you had a lovely Solstice what ever you were doing. 
    Bye for now,Love Jill xx


Tuesday, 20 December 2011

W is for Whitby.

As I am a Whitby girl I could not post anything else for ABC Wednesday but photos of Whitby.I have always looked out for the Abbey on my return journey home,even though I have lived in a village a few miles away now for 18yrs.From a few miles outside Whitby you can see the Abbey proudly standing on the east cliffs.When my children were small we used to play "first one to see the Abbey"on our way home.I think these 3 photos are among the best ones I have seen they capture the beauty of it just perfect.

This picture is of the harbour taken from the West side.

And this one from the East side.

This street is called Church street and leads up to the 199 steps past lots of quirky little shops.

This is St Hilda's church which is on the west side and probably the biggest church in Whitby was completed in is also were my parents got married.

The whale bones are on the west side,these were given from Alaska in 2003 but the original jaw arch was erected around 1853.

This is a lovely view of the 199 steps from the Abbey.People come from all around the world to climb them, to count them and to see the lovely view of the town at the top,and of course the Abbey.

I think this is quite a special photo of Whitby in the moon light.

Also this one,a very stunning peaceful picture.
     Hope you enjoy my photos and if you have not already visit one day.
     Love Jill xx

Sunday, 18 December 2011


Some photos of my christmas decorations.
I made this wreath hung on the front door.

                                              And these two little hearts hanging in the window.

                          I love this Santa,my friend Ann bought me him 3yrs ago.
                          This Santa I bought one Christmas holiday in Scotland.
                     Lights around the fire place.
                          Lights around the dresser in the kitchen.
                                       And the Christmas tree.I have taken some photos of the lights in the evening time but they have come out a bit dark so I will have to do them again then I will post them as well.
With love for now Jill xx


          Just a sprinkle of snow in our village today,looks like someone has dusted us with icing sugar and its stayed with us and no wonder its freezing.I haven't done much so far just pottering doing a bit of this and a bit of that,cooking dinner now, well just posting this while the veg's are roasting.My laptop is letting me post photos again now so after dinner and once I have sorted the evening jobs I will post some of my decoration pics.Kitchen beckons better go before dinner burns see ya soon.
Love Jill xx