Well, after almost two years away from Australia, I managed to time my very first trip back, in early December, to exactly coincide with the heaviest snowfall our village had seen in a decade. I was sad to miss the snow, but very much cheered up when photos of our very white garden kept popping up on my phone. Our lovely cleaner, next door neighbour and neighbouring farmer all kindly thought of me missing this moment and without being asked, popped over to capture our snowy garden for us. How grateful it made me feel to have such a thoughtful community around us in our new home.
So, from a slightly less white and slightly more grey Oxfordshire this morning, I wish you all a very happy Christmas and here’s to me posting a bit more regularly in 2018! x
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Happy Christmas, Janna! Lovely to see a post from you pop into my email inbox this morning. What thoughtful neighbours to photograph the snow for you – it was very pretty, even in London, but I’m really glad that it melted away as fast as it arrived. I’m looking forward to reading more about your new garden. Are you going to any GMG visits in 2018? You might recall that I chatted to you about blogging in the café at West Dean last summer during a GMG visit. (Just in case you were wondering who this is!)
Thanks, Caro. Yes, I’m definitely planning to get to some GMG visits next year – do hope to see you there. Enjoy your Christmas!
Beautiful, Janna. I’m happy I got to visit this scene last September. Seeing it again in snow gives an entirely new perspective and must be sparking new thoughts about how you will build that view. Happy Christmas to you and your husband.
Thank you! I’m happy you visited too! Your garden also looks gorgeous in the snow; it does make you notice different shapes and forms when you see it in black and white. I’m very excited about making the place more beautiful in 2018.
Oh this was a lovely surprise Janna. From my overblown tatty mid-summer garden to the chilled crystalline beauty of yours, best wishes for Christmas.
Thank you very much, Nicola! It’s hard to imagine such a different climate is happening simultaneously, isn’t it? Quite surreal. Enjoy the warmth where you are though.
Happy Christmas, Janna!
So gorgeous Janna and how lucky you are to have such great neighbours too!
I’m very, very lucky! It really touched me actually, especially as we are the newbies around here.
Merry Christmas Janna & Paul,
It was lovely to see you Janna in Sydney.
Hope it won’t be too long before the next cup of tea.
Take care, and enjoy your first Christmas in your beautiful new home.
Merry Christmas, Heather. It’s already Christmas Day where you are! Yes, I very much hope to be back again before too long. And I think a longer trip next time! Love to all the family.
Just can’t imagine snow in my garden – although I’d love to see it in winter here in Australia. Merry Christmas Janna, lovely to see your post.
We don’t often get a proper covering like this, either. It is pretty though. Hope you have a lovely (warm) day today.
OK, it’s pretty. But also very cold!
You know me, give me an Australian beach any day.
Happy Christmas to you both x
Love the photo and the post! Hope your christmas was lovely. Happy new year!