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Happy Winter Solstice!

Such a wonderful feeling knowing that the light is returning, even though we won’t really notice it for a little while, it does feel good knowing that it is happening.

I took the above photo in my garden this morning and if you look closely you can see buds on my cherry tree….happy days!

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I have some snowdrops in bloom too!

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And despite it being December there are still some vivid colours in my garden.

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However even though I’m out in my garden looking for signs of spring, I’m not completely ignoring Christmas!!

I’ve been painting tins again and made this one to hold some holly.

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The Peppermint Bark has been made.

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The Christmas tree(s) have been decorated.

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Candles and fires have been lit……….

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……..and we’ve cosied up to enjoy the season.

My son comes home from Berlin tonight for a week and as my daughter and son-in-law don’t live too far away, I’ll have all my family around me for Christmas.

Happy Christmas 2015

All that remains now is to thank all you lovely friends for continuing to visit me here throughout the year and to wish you all a very, very Happy Christmas!!! xxx

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Can you believe we’re almost at the end of November?? I can’t!

The weather has turned a little more grim with grey, damp, chilly days but thankfully we still get the odd beautiful bright and sunny albeit fresh late autumn day.

The little cyclamen above are blooming away in my window boxes and are a blast of colour on those grey days.

The garden has more less shut down for the winter and I have removed, cut back and tucked away in the greenhouse for the winter quite a lot of plants.

There are though little dots of colour throughout the borders and pots.

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Seven Skeins 1 Collage

Not spending as much time in the garden has meant that I’ve had more time to spend on knitting.

During the past few weeks I’ve been taking part in the Kate Davies Designs Seven Skeins Club using Kate’s gorgeous new yarn Buachaille.

The club involved knitting up seven patterns using the seven different shades of Buachaille, the yarn arrived with a lovely tote bag and each week a secret pattern arrived in my inbox.

There is also a lovely book, Buachaille: At Home in the Highlands, arriving in the next couple of weeks too and I believe it will be on general release shortly after that as will the beautiful yarn.

If you count the projects above you’ll see there are only six, number seven arrives this weekend, I’m going to miss my email from Kate every Friday morning!!

Merry Collage

Of course I’ve been making my animals during the month too and believe it or not all the ‘Christmas Girls’ are finished!!

Crista Collage

Star Collage

Fir Collage

Jolly Collage

Mistletoe Collage

All six of the ‘Christmas Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop tomorrow evening, Wednesday 25th November at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.

Thank you for your lovely comments on my giveaway bunny, Neva, in my last post, Neva was won by Louise Andrews over on Facebook.

So not many days left of November and then we are into December and winter but don’t worry winter only lasts for one month in the Green Rabbit calendar, so it won’t last long!

It’s only 28 days until the Winter Solstice and then the days will be getting longer again! Wonderful!

Just before I go I would like to wish all my lovely friends in the U.S.A. a very Happy Thanksgiving!:)

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According to the Green Rabbit Calendar October is the first month of autumn and it started in true Keats style!

The misty chilly mornings have led to beautiful sunny days and on the whole it has been a lovely month with lots of outside time.

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We have enjoyed some lovely autumn walks!

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Time has been spent in the garden too, where the roses are still in bloom.

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Oct 13th garden Collage

It is so good having so much colour in the garden at this late stage of the year, long may it continue!

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I’ve been painting tins again, I just love doing these, especially searching for the vintage images.

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This one was photobombed by the lovely Lily!!

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Of course there has been lots of animal making during the month too with the arrival of my first hare called Harlow which means ‘meadow of the hares’ joined here by a little brown dutch rabbit called Acorn!

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This is Glade in her little owl dress and a little autumn mouse called Maple.

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These two are Copper and Flame, enjoying some autumn sunshine in the garden.

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The final ‘Autumn Girl’ is a little Halloween pumpkin girl called Octavia!

Normally I show my girls in their collage photos but as I always put them on my Bunnies & Friends page too I have decided there was no need to duplicate this on the blog, if you would like to see the detailed collages please click here.

The ‘Autumn Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop this evening (Monday 26th Oct) at 10pm (GMT). Please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years of age. You can find out more details about them here.

So here we are into the last week of October, enjoy what’s left of this month, have a fun Halloween and a lovely start to November!:)

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Hello all, its been a while, hasn’t it!

To celebrate our birthdays and wedding anniversary we took ourselves off to the French Riviera for a week and very lovely it was too.

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As always we had a wonderful time in this amazing part of the world!

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Meanwhile during the month my garden has continued to bloom!

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Nice to still have lots of colour in the garden and thankfully still plenty of sunshine to enjoy it too!

Hortensia Collage

So as another month comes to an end it’s time for a round up of this month’s animals.

The first ‘September Girl’ is Hortensia.

Hortensia is another name for hydrangea and this little bunny is a celebration of those beautfiul blooms.

Sapphire Collage

If you’re born during the month of September, like me, your birthstone is the sapphire and this little one with all her deep blues is of course Sapphire!

Xanthe Collage

The crossover time between summer and autumn is the time of year for chrysanthemums and Xanthe’s dress is covered in them!

Her name comes from ancient Greek and means ‘golden one’, which of course she is.

Orchard Collage

This is Orchard!

It’s definitely an apple time of year and Orchard has a little tree fastening her cardie and lots of red apples all over her dress.

Maizie Collage

Maizie is a little harvest mouse and her dress is a little harvest festival all on it’s own.

Ffion Collage

And last but by no means least this is Ffion, my first Green Rabbit fox.

Her name is Welsh and means ‘foxglove’.

All six of the ‘September Girls’ will be listed in my Etsy shop on Wednesday 30th September at 10pm (BST).

More details about them can be found here, please remember they are collectible items only and not suitable for children under 14 years.

So that’s another month done and dusted, enjoy what’s left of September and have a lovely October, it’s definitely autumn now according to the Green Rabbit Calendar!:)

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Just a little catch up with what has been happening in my garden during August.

There was still quite a lot of rain about during the month but we did get some good sunny days too.

I’m still waiting for my Morning Glory and my Cosmos to bloom but sadly time is running out, I’m afraid the miserable weather in July held up a lot of plants, that along with the slugs and snails!

However there has still been plenty of colour during the month.

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So that’s all the blooms for August, I’m hoping for a lovely Indian summer so I can enjoy my garden for another month!

Thank you for the lovely comments on my August Girls in my last post, Sweet Pea, Dahlia, Morello, Madeleine, Cornflower and Milly are all off to their new homes.

Thank you as always for dropping by today I do appreciate everyone of you who take the time to visit me here for every post. With birthdays, a wedding anniversary and a week in France coming up, I’m going to take a blog break and step away from this tired little space for a while, you’ll still be able to keep up with my coming and goings on IG though.

Have a lovely new week ( weatherwise, it has started off well here) and Happy September!

‘See’ you all soon!:)

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We are very lucky that from where we live we can get to two lovely disused canals within half an hour.

These abandoned waterways have been given over to nature and nature being nature has done what it does best….take over.

On the past two Sundays we have taken a walk along the tow paths of each of them.

Our first walk was at Scarva on a stretch of the Newry Canal.

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Our second canal visit was to an area known as the Broad Water on the Lagan Canal, equally beautiful and equally teeming with nature.

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There were many other creatures such as giant dragonflies, pretty little damsel flies and other butterflies that completely refused to pose for photos and sometimes the only sound to be heard was the mewing of a buzzard overhead.

I love days like these.

Thanks as always for visiting, have a good week.:)

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Thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my last post, so many of you loved the tins and as you can see I have been making good use of the sweet pea one.

How lovely is sweet pea, it just keeps coming and it is one of my very favourite flowers to grow.

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I can’t believe it’s taken me this long to make a sweet pea bunny but here she is now!

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Sweet Pea and I would like to wish you all a happy weekend!:)

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