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Winter is here!


By gwendas


Hi everyone
Hope you are all keeping well? The kids are dropping like flies from various viruses at school! I’m trying to ward them off with vitamin C and echinacea – so far so good!
No snow here yet but some very hard frosts over the last few days so have wrapped up Olive again

Looks so cute?!
I’ve bought a lovely potted Christmas tree from a small local nursery. Hoping to plant it in the front garden to light up next year. Not quite ready to decorate yet, maybe I’ll fit it in at the weekend!

Have been making and selling for the RNLI some xmas cards with my friend Michele and I’ve made this gardening one for all of my GOY friends.
I wish you a very very happy Christmas! I am so glad I found this site to share my new found love of gardening with so many different people in so many different places. Heres to next year! I will definitely be needing your advice and support with the veg growing project!

Love and best wishes from Jo x

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Merry Christmas to you.
Lovely card.
Is the RNLI one of your favourite charities?
Lots of people don't realise they run on money donated by the public. Nice that you are helping them.
Is there an RNLI charity shop near you?
I hope you and the children are all fit in time to enjoy Christmas. :o)

8 Dec, 2008


RNLI big round here as much needed on the North Cornwall Coast! Lots of fund raising for them done here. Next year our charity will be the Air Ambulance as we are 25 miles from hospital and difficult to get eas
y access around Cornish roads especially in summer so couldn't manage without it. It is also funded by public donations.
Thanks for lovely messages.x

8 Dec, 2008


Yes, I can understand why Air Ambulance so important in your area. Good luck with your fund-raising. xxx

8 Dec, 2008


all the best to you for the festive season too! Surfing and writing a bit on here now to avoid my awful messy kitchen which HAS to be done tonight, all I'm doing is prolonging the agony, lol.
Yr tree looks lovely. Our very first married tree (as it were), 18 years ago now looked like this. We were in Germany and hung about 4 or 5 of their little wooden ornaments on it, a few baubles and not much else. Less was definitely more!

8 Dec, 2008


And there's me thinking that Cornwall has its own micro-climate! Wrong again. :-( I hope Olive will get through the winter unscathed.

Thanks for the card and the Christmas wishes. Keep away from the viruses if you can...

8 Dec, 2008


Have a nice Christmas Jo !

8 Dec, 2008


Felice Navidad!

9 Dec, 2008


merry xmas to you aswell & all the best for new year.

9 Dec, 2008


Happy Christmas, thanks for the card.
Like you I support are the RLNI, carrying on my Dad's support, our local Air Ambulance because it is much needed here too. A friend of mine had to be air lifted off Snowdon 2 years ago as her ankle broke when walking. She would have got down no other way. I'm still sure she did it so she could be strapped to the hunky paramedic! Also our local children's hospice as they too rely solely on fund raising.

9 Dec, 2008


Happy Xmas too Jo, lovely card you you I'll be doing my tree this weekend with help from Lexie my she's only 5, I think the top half will be a bit bare! lol

9 Dec, 2008


Hi everyone! thanks for all your lovely responses and Christmas wishes! Janey perhaps Lexie would like a little one like mine? Like Weeding said I think I will only get a fraction of my usual ornaments on it so I'll have to take on board the 'less is more' as I love my clutter!
Marquerite I love your 'recycling idea' of cards between friends! I do get lots of people who give me old cards with embellishments on that Michele and I can reuse. Your digi art pics that you've put on your site would make the most beautiful cards - let me know if you ever do and you can be sure of me as a customer!
Am on a free lesson so not got long enough to look at all of your sites but hope to tonight in between wrapping presents.
Love Jo x

11 Dec, 2008

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