It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year..

032I mused to the children this morning during the school run,car temperature gauge at -5, “such a shame it has to be so cold for the world to look so beautiful”.

Some of you might be aware already, although I’ve hardly mentioned it, that I loath passionately the cold, being cold, cold weather, cold,cold,cold… Yes I can “wrap up warm” to protect myself from this chilly invasion but just how good does a girl feel wearing tights under her jeans and a thermal vest. No, hard as I may try I can’t love this time of year, I can like it it in small doses but once the temperature plummets I require extra TLC to get me through.

Those little moments of love are found in a steaming cup of tea…..

………………………a fires lit during the day,

…………………………….a cosy blanket for my knees,

…………………………………..and occasionally a little day time climb into bed.

COMFORT FOOD is a necessity…….on the menu today,

Breakfast..Scrambled egg and sliced chestnut mushrooms,

Lunch….chickpea, cabbage and chorizo soup.

Tea….Spaghetti with a tomato and olive sauce and mountains of Parmesan cheese.

…………..The final little bit of care for myself……

………….a cuddle with someone I love……………….

…but as I was saying before I got a little self involved, it is a most wonderful no, beautiful time of the year, so I braved the enemy to suffer for my art, went out in the garden and took some pics!






  1. Considerer December 12, 2012 / 6:44 pm

    Brrrr! Well done you for going out in it

  2. Don't We Look Alike? December 12, 2012 / 6:55 pm

    These pix have left me freezing on the outside, but warm on the inside :).

  3. Catwalk Creative Vintage December 12, 2012 / 8:15 pm

    OMG! Your photography is amazing Sarah!

    I don’t mind the cold at all – providing I’m indoors and the sun is shining. I love all the layers and coat wearing too. :-)

    • thepuffindiaries December 12, 2012 / 8:32 pm

      Thanks. Yes inside with the sun coming through the window can be lovely.x

  4. Nichola December 12, 2012 / 10:11 pm

    Sarah, I love your pictures and rather spookily I did the same thing today and even have some pictures of the last of our windfall apples all frosty!! I don’t mind the cold, but I do love the day time fire and cosy blanket idea :)

    • thepuffindiaries December 13, 2012 / 8:14 am

      Well great minds obviously think alike then Nichola. x

  5. Jaime Oliver December 13, 2012 / 9:24 am

    lovely pictures honey, I am like you i HATE the cold :-( x

      • Jaime Oliver December 13, 2012 / 10:13 am

        I haven’t ventured out for 2 days! lol (just the way i like it!)

  6. Coombe Mill (Fiona) (@coombemill) December 13, 2012 / 9:27 am

    Wow you still have apples on the trees! Ours came down ages ago. I must say I love this time of year with cold crisp days, but I do get fed up of the days and days of rain, summer or winter!

    • thepuffindiaries December 13, 2012 / 9:41 am

      I like how it looks just not how it feels. But yes not fond of rain either. Just grumpy most of the time!

  7. Mummy Plum December 13, 2012 / 12:41 pm

    Apart from the excitement of preparing for Christmas, I’m not a fan of this time of year. I hate the cold. Reading this has made me think of all the little things that are rather nice about this time of year that I take for granted. The steaming hot cup of tea, the comfort food. Maybe it’s not so bad after all. Super, super pictures. I love the one with the spiders web.

    • thepuffindiaries December 13, 2012 / 12:59 pm

      As long as my life can be sprinkled with these little comforts I can make it through. The spiders web is lovely isn’t it, a touch of the Miss Haversham about it.

  8. Older Mum (@Older_Mum) December 14, 2012 / 9:22 pm

    I’m so with you – I’m not a fan of this time of year either – and I loved your comforting, comfort food menu – you can’t beat spaghetti with mountains of cheese. And your photographs are just stunning. X.

    • thepuffindiaries December 14, 2012 / 11:32 pm

      Thank you, I’ve saved a few pictures for one week! x

  9. northernmum December 14, 2012 / 11:51 pm

    Your photographs are amazing!

    I hate to tell you but they are forecasting snow!

    • thepuffindiaries December 15, 2012 / 8:46 am

      I know it’s a fate I’ll have to live with. More photo opportunities though!

  10. Erica Price December 16, 2012 / 9:40 am

    I love the webs on the gate handle that’s a fab picture. I love it when it’s cold and frosty in winter. What I don’t like is cold and wet or even mild and wet.

  11. crafts on sea December 16, 2012 / 12:04 pm

    What beautiful pictures! This is the first time I’ve visited your blog and it is lovely, really heartfelt writing about your sons too. Have just been off to follow you on facebook :) x

    • thepuffindiaries December 16, 2012 / 4:35 pm

      Oh thank you, it’s always so lovely to hear when someone enjoys what you’re doing in your own little space of the internet. x

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