6 Jan 2015

My week: New Year's Day to Epiphany





We've had many happy moments this last week. The decorations have been taken down except for some special seasonal cards from abroad. the Nativity scene and Three Kings for the festival of Epiphany. I bought the Three Kings figurines in a gift shop in Castleton, Derbyshire.  The pieces fit together like a jigsaw and you can buy other pieces that are similar to the Babushka doll idea created by the same artist.



There was no longer any snow on the hills around Castleton, but we spent more time sitting in Ye Olde Nag's Head Hotel than walking around.





Fishing at Ladybower Reservoir

I received two lovely Christmas gifts, a Laura Ashley cup and saucer and a book, The Miniaturist, written by Jessie Burton, with a setting in Amsterdam.  I have started it, but will read it slowly in an evening and in the daytime we shall be helping our daughter who has had a fall.


19 comments:

  1. Wishing you a very peaceful week. We did do Ladybower last year but I would love to visit Castleton. Suzy x

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter, as you say, the conditions are treacherous when there's ice around. I hope she recovers quickly.

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  3. all of your photos are extraordinary, my favorite is the rose collage. so beautiful...i do love the city scapes, and so sorry to hear about your daughters fall. hope she recovers soon..

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  4. So sorry to read about your daughter's fall and injury -- it's certainly a dangerous time of year! Thanks for sharing your outing to Castleton; it looks like a wonderful old town. Best Regards, Beth.

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  5. I must go to Castleton again! Hope your daughter will feel well again soon - the ice always seems to catch you when you least expect it. I hope you have a peaceful week too:)

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  6. I love all your photos! The rose arrangement is gorgeous. I have a soft spot for Nativity scenes and yours is precious. The kings are quite cool also.
    Sorry to hear about your daughter. I wish for her a speedy recovery.
    We just got snow in the wee hours of the morning -- about 3 inches. School was canceled; it would have been our first day back. I was relieved.

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  7. Stunning photos, I love the rose collage and Laura Ashley cup and saucer.
    I hope your daughter is feeling better now.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  8. The figurines are beautiful and I love the view from your window. Glad to hear that the snow's gone at last. All the best to your daughter, hope she' better soon.

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  9. Sending best wishes for a speedy recovery to your daughter.... the black ice was awful on Sunday morning. I planned to walk briskly from our house into Worcester (around three miles) but was completely defeated by the slippery conditions. Jx

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  10. Oh, your poor daughter.....how awful for her, I do hope she gets better soon! I love your cup and saucer and what an interesting book. It sounds like you have had a lovely time! It is nice to get back into normal routines though in't it?xxx

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  11. Sorry to hear about your daughter, I hope that she is well and up and about again and back to work very soon. Not nice for something like that to happen. Is your header picture at the Oracle in Reading? It looks familiar! xx

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  12. Love your Three Kings! Hope your daughter is up and about soon!

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  13. Lovely gifts and lovely photos Linda. I do hope your daughter is feeling better by now and that she will soon be 100 percent. Knowing from experience how damaging those falls can be I do wish her a speedy recovery. Broken ribs can be excruciatingly painful.

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  14. I love your pictures! I hope your daughter be recovered soon.

    Best wishes, Sandra

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  15. I'm sorry to hear about your daughter's fall and hope she is now on the mend. It sounds as if you could use some 'down' time after a busy holiday season.

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  16. Sorry your daughter fell. Hope she is feeling better by now.
    What a beautiful teacup and of course I always enjoy your
    adventures in your part of the world. Hugs, marilyn

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  17. Castleton is a big favourite of mine. Such a fab little place and regular transport too xx

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  18. Memories, memories, memories. Spent many visits to Hope and Castleton. Remembering walking the ridge of the hill in your first picture. Easy after the walk up! The reservoir too. Makes me want to go back. In fact Derbyshire was featured in a recent TV programme and I got the urge to go back not having been a blogger in the days of my visits, either in the 80s/90s or as a teenager when living in Liverpool. Happy New Year Linda.

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  19. So sorry to hear about your daughter's fall and injuries, Linda. I know how easily such accidents can happen.Lovely photos of your drive out, but it does look cold. You were wise to stay in the warm. :-)

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