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Merry & bright

Tilly winter light

We’re settling down, cosying in. The kitchen is the busiest room in the house. From here at the kitchen worktop I can see no less than three dishes in progress: my spanakopita, B’s bread sauce (for Christmas Day) & a beef stew in the oven. The clementine cake is cooling behind me, and next up is icing the Christmas cake. Granma has arrived with supplies of mince pies. The Pip-Pop is napping, and the others have been whisked off to the library. I’ve got my eye on the sofa. It’s almost four & nearly dark, but in the early afternoon, if the sun is shining, it’s just the place to be. Tilly thinks so too. Maybe just a few minutes with a book before anything needs stirring or anyone needs getting up/letting back in.

Wishing you a happy & calm time over the holidays — and hopefully even your own few minutes alone with a book. Thanks so much for being here this year. My Christmas wish has definitely come true. x


  1. Sounds lovely, Sarah. Happy Christmas to you all. And I hope it goes without saying that I’m delighted to have “found” your blog. X

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