Friday, 2 November 2012

November...

...enjoying a misty morning in the park...


...sitting by a roaring fire...


...finding the biggest leaves...


...visiting the beautiful and rugged Northumberland coast...


...buying kippers from the famous smokehouse in Craster


...admiring the fishing boats...


...warming up with cups of tea in cafes...


...walking through woodland...


...making our own messy British version of s'mores on the wood burning stove...


 ....crunching leaves underfoot...


...photographing flower/berry things that I don't know the name of (anyone?)...


...enjoying a fireside glass of red wine...


...November, so far you've excelled yourself. I hope the rest of this month is as good as this.

41 comments:

Morten and Me said...

I am in love with the wallpaper by your fire! Super super lovely! Xx

Jooles said...

WOW you've packed a lot into 2 days!
sounds perfect
happy weekend
love jooles x

Karen said...

That all looks lovely - some of that red wine is coming my way tonight! X

Ellie Foster said...

Dear Gillian
What gorgeous photos. Makes you glad to be in England - all the good things about autumn. Is the plant some kind of Viburnum, or is it a 'snowberry' (not sure of the latin name of that)?
Best wishes
Ellie

Gillian said...

I am very good at packing a lot of red wine drinking and sitting around fires into a day. It's a particular skill of mine!

Gillian said...

Oh good, I am hoping for some more here too. Just as soon as I finish my ginger ale.

Gillian said...

I wish that fire was mine, but it belongs to my mother-in-law. The wallpaper is from Homebase.

Gillian said...

Thank you Ellie! Do you know, I did wonder if the plant was snow-something, but I'm hopeless with naming flowers.

Jen Walshaw said...

What can I say. I am lusting after your MIL's wooden stove and we too love Northumberland.

Suzie Williams said...

There was I thinking November is a rubbish month and you have shown us all how fabulously evocative and cosy it can be! Fabulous!

A Normandy kitchen said...

Looks really idyllic, looks like you had a lovely break. Have a good weekend.
Ivan

Julia said...

These are the most lovely photos! I feel like I took a mini vacation reading this post! The fireplace photo with the dog is just so inviting and cozy...I love it! And the s'mores and red wine are the icing on the cake! Have a lovely weekend, Gillian!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Lovely, lovely, lovely! What a lovely day! Bliss! Have a great weekend! :)

thelinencloud said...

Oh how lovely ... I love the wallpaper too ... I actually have a sample of it and some in the red too ... I was contemplating framing it ... glass of red wine by the fire ... bliss ... have a lovely, lovely weekend ... Bee xx

little sleep said...

Ooh, lovely. Looks like a really nice half-term : ) xx

Tammy Chrzan said...

I'm super envious of your views, your life seems so serene, I love that... I've never had a kipper in my life... what are they like?

mags said...

Fantastic photos .... how cosy does your dog look! Hope the rest of the month continues with the promise of the start!

cassie said...

your photos are so cozy and inviting. love it!

RR said...

just found your blog!beautiful photos
x

rachel said...

Autumnal perfection

rachel said...

oh and we always all it snowberry but no idea if thats its real name!

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

Yup, that looks like a perfect start to the month! I reckon, after that shot of the guest bedroom last post, and now this shot of the fire, your mother-in-law should taking paying guests, we'd all be queuing ;)

Glad you had a lovely time :D

emma said...

It all looks perfect! I've always wanted to go to Northumberland... one day...

Anna said...

Beautiful photos of Autumn fun. Lovely. Glad you're enjoing your time away. Wish we had a fire place for a gorgeous woodburner like that. xxx

Monica said...

loverly! loving the doggie and wallpaper best lol
no fires yet down here in devon. although 1 or 2 neighbours have lit up. we'll see how long we hold out.

Lyn said...

Oh what beautiful images of November, lovely post. Hope the rest of the month is as enjoyable as this for you. Xxx

Gillian said...

It's not at all serene really! Kippers are smoked herring, really salty and delicious. Traditionally they are eaten for breakfast.

Gillian said...

He's called Alfie and he belongs to my in-laws - the kids adore him and entertained themselves all week by playing with him.

Gillian said...

welcome, and thank you!

Andrea @ little buckles said...

It looks perfect. What beautiful scenes. For us November has been wet wet wet !

Jo said...

Somebody's enjoying the heat from that fire. It looks like you've had a wonderful time in Northumberland, I should say you needed the break after the hectic start to your week.

Trudy said...

Crikey, all that in just two days!! What a lovely collection of photos. We made smores for the first time this year, messy Australian ones!!

daisymay aka Chantele said...

First your little dog looks so sweet curled up by the fire! Bet it was nice and cozy there! And secondly making smores on the log burner is awesome!!
Daisy Dayz
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Jenny said...

Lovely photos. Sounds like a nice outing. Northcumberland coast is beautiful. And what, pray tell, is a "kipper?"

Gillian said...

A kipper is a smoked herring. Salty and fishy and delicious! We ate ours for breakfast with bread and butter and a cup of tea.

Lisa said...

Looks like you've got into the swing of all things November already. I'm liking the red wine!
And crunchy leaves are the BEST!
Lisa x

keishua said...

lovely images. despite all the crazy weather November is shaping up nicely.

Col | Hello Olive said...

What a great start to November you've had! Mine has so far involved moving house and unpacking boxes. Still lots of unpacked boxes that have been shoved in a corner but oh well, we'll get there in the end! x

Gillian said...

Hi Col - lovely to hear from you!! Sounds like you've been very busy. xx

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