Sunday, 10 January 2016

Warming


Cold mornings, but not cold enough to be frosty. Pancakes for breakfast, fluffy and golden. Pottering with the pots on the mantel. Bright green shoots, pussy willow and dried billy button flowers. Soup for lunch, hot and aromatic, full of ginger and star anise. Lighting the fire in the afternoon. The sound of rain blowing against the windows. Homemade pizza in front of a Scandinavian crime drama on TV. An extra blanket on the bed. Morning coffee in the gloom. A grey garden. Hail storms. Bacon and egg sandwiches on thick cut white bread, with ketchup. Recycling the Christmas tree. A trip to a new yarn shop and the start of a baby blanket for a friend. Winter things. Warming things. 
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49 comments:

  1. It sounds perfect for a rainy day!! Your mantel looks lovely and I adore your yarny area! Just right for snuggling. xx

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  2. I love how you capture everyday moments Gillian :) xxx

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  3. What a nourishing weekend.
    We had hailstones last night, they frightened the cat!
    Bacon and egg is a winner whatever the weather I reckon.
    Lisa x

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  4. Thanks for a lovely warming visit, Gillian. It is cold and breezy here and although it is cozy inside, I am sitting here typing to you with a warm Stewart tartan flannel blanket on my lap and just finished a warming cup of coffee :) xx

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  5. Love your mantel display especially the dried flowers. Very pretty.

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  6. Looks like a lovely, cosy weekend! Looks like the weather is about to sort itself out and bring some proper winter to us too, so perfect timing to be getting all warm and cosy!

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  7. What a soothing post for a Sunday evening full of the nicest things.

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  8. Yum, everything looks so delicious in your house! Love the new mantel display too. x

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  9. What a great post, good for the soul with lovely warm rooms and yummy food. Have a good week and take care.

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  10. We've been doing much the same. I rearranged by bookcase shamelessly copying your idea of sorting them by colour, I'm now very happy.

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  11. What a lovely blog post. Full of feel-good things. Those pancakes look divine as do the pizzas and I love your mantelpiece. xx

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  12. Are you watching Borgen? I've heard its wonderful!
    So envious of your wood stove. Crossing my fingers that we get one next year. It looks so cozy when lit. Also, I'd like to curl up in that chair surrounded by your baskets of yarn.

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    1. No, The Bridge. But Borgen is also excellent! x

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  13. What a scrumptious cosy and warming post. Hygge I believe, if I have it correctly. Love the look of that soup. I made pizza with the littlest boy yesterday which most of us enjoyed. Your mantel is looking lovely, I do SO like the wall hanging, the colours are perfection. I'm envying you your fire, wonderful at this time of year. And I'm wishing you a good week Gillian. CJ xx

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  14. I feel warmer just reading this post. How exciting to have a new baby on the way in your life. I can't wait to see more of your blanket for him or her.

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  15. Beautiful, warming things. Have a great week! X

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  16. Beautiful photos, beautiful words xx

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  17. What stunning photo's. We are desperate for the rain to stop. It is invading my heart at the moment.

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  18. Winter things, lovely things.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  19. Some of your winter things are hints of spring already, so nice to see!
    After a way too dry October, November and December, the rain has finally reached us here, too - just in time for getting back to work (first day at the office today). That way, I won't miss out on anything :-)

    Your pizza looks fantastic, and so does the soup. I'm not keen on anise, but ginger is one of my favourite spices.

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  20. Beautiful warming things & lots of lovely food too x

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  21. Oh Gillian, I do so love to see your pottering shots at home, they always look so cosy and your home looks so welcoming. Plus I love your mantel pots. Have a great week x

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  22. Gorgeous. Definitely Warming. And now my tummy is rumbling... Sam x
    PS I have those Royal Doulton mugs :-)

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  23. Bacon sandwiches or egg banjo...on sliced white bread....
    I love the candlesticks, very elegant.
    And the blanket is lovely, really nice colours.
    Hope the rain has ended down there, it's just cold and a bit gloomy but no rain here today.

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  24. Such a cosy post. I love the idea of home made pizza in front of the fire and TV. Can't wait to see your finished blanket. xx

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  25. I am so hungry, having just drooled over your photos with delicious food. January is a cosy month, isn't it? Have a lovely week. x

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  26. Such a beautiful collection of photos. Your house always looks so lovely. xx

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  27. I felt all cosy reading this post! Such gorgeous photos.
    Marianne x

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  28. All looks yummy and quiet ... enjoy!

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  29. Wondering where the new yarn shop is? Always looking for new sources down here in the south. Lovely cosy post x

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  30. Wonderful and cozy photos and DELICIOUS looking pancakes and bacon! :D

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  31. Lovely photos, warming inside and out. Will the rain ever stop do you think? Wishing you a drier week xx

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  32. We've got the same weather here... I love pancakes/crêpes and prepare them usually in big batches, so I have dough for several days. I have a super easy pancake recipe (with grain but no wheat) let me know if you are interested.
    I usually love winter, but it has been way to mild this year for me to really settle in it!

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  33. All your food looks so yum! I never thought it would stop raining here...day after day of cold and grey but today the sun makes an appearance :) And my mood lifts. Lovely post again Gillian xx

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  34. Hey Gillian,
    Are you familiar with the blog Peonies and Poloroids? She has written a post about why she likes January. That post, and yours here are just what January is all about for me. I love the sound of that soup too!
    Leanne xx

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  35. Homely things, beautiful things, things that make winter, as Leanne's said.

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  36. I'll be round to your house soon, it sounds so cosy. How can people not like January with all those things on offer. Keep warm. Barbara

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  37. Hi Gillian :) :) :)
    What a cosy place you have .And beautifull heart .
    I love when you show us the real life day by day blessings .
    Hope you warm weather arrives
    Lots of love
    Lulu

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  38. all of these pictures feel so comforting. it looks like a lovely few days, thank you for sharing x

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  39. You said previously that you struggled to balance the unsymmetrical fireplace but this looks perfectly lovely.

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  40. Yum, the pizza looks drool worthy! Enjoy the winter days!

    Take care
    Anne
    Crochet Between Worlds

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  41. So warming, love these kind of days when you get to stay at home and enjoy a calming day. You've captured beautiful moments!

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  42. Lovely post Gillian! Your blog just oozes cosiness and home, I always lobe my visits here. X

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