Tuesday, 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas!

Yesterday we visited our older daughter and her family for Christmas Eve. We had a lovely meal and took a sunset walk up onto the hillside where an lluminated panorama of London spread below us. We gazed down at the mixture of old and new, from old fashioned Mary Poppins style roofscapes to huge modern buildings.

Afterwards we walked down the little old streets back to their house, admiring the Christmas trees and wreaths. When we got back home we found the cats had also been enjoying Christmas!

A Happy Christmas to you all!










 











56 comments:

  1. Super day, super photos!
    Happy Christmas to you and yours.

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  2. Nice sunset views and decorations... Happy Christmas, Jenny!

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  3. Lovely pics of the Christmas lights. Wishing you and yours a happy Christmas.

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  4. A blessed and beautiful Merry Christmas to you and your family and friends!

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  5. Hello Jenny, There's no doubt that London has more than its share of magic. On my next visit I'll be sure to step back and appreciate the special appearance of London by night.

    Happy Holidays!
    --Jim

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  6. What a lovely way to spend Christmas Eve. It looks like very few of us will be getting a white Christmas this year (only fog here in Tennessee). Have a wonderful day, Jenny!

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  7. Thank You so much for the lovely Christmas photos

    cheers, gayle and The Square Ones

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  8. A lovely Christmas thing to do together.
    Cats do like bags!!

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    1. Thank you! And I hope yours was marvellous too!

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  10. A walk sounds like a perfect antidote for the excesses of Christmas. We are hosting tomorrow and I think we have enough food for the whole street! Mind you we have two young grandchildren and it never ceases to amaze me how much they can eat!

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    1. Yes indeed, but our little eaters don't seem to get fat, I think it's because they roar around at top speed until.... until they suddenly stop! And that is when they need more to put in the fuel tank!

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  11. Lovely! Happy Christmas to you.

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    1. Thank you very much, e. I hope yours was also happy.

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  12. Merry Christmas! Sounds like a wonderful day. :)

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    1. Thank you, Rita, and yes, it was really special!

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  13. Oh, that cat...so funny! How pretty London looks, at night and looking from the hill. Beautiful photos Jenny, and wishing you a very Happy Christmas.

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    1. Thank you Patricia, I am glad you liked the pretty view too. It looked quite jewelled with all the lights.

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  14. Great photos. I like all the cranes with their red warning lights. I like all the stained glass on the front door. Is that your front door? And I see the cat has found a brand new use for the Christmas bag!

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    1. I like the look of the cranes except that I know they also mean more over priced office developments taking up space in a city where people can't find homes. And all to make money for people who already have more than enough! But I wasn't thinking of that aspect of them when I photographed the pretty scene they make!

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  15. I hope you had a lovely family time. And that 2019 will be kind to us all.

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  16. Your Christmas sounds very nice, too. Is the duck-egg blue front door yours? I love it!
    The cat is so much like our own Moritz, who was our family cat during my childhood and teenage years. He loved playing with the wrapping paper and ribbons, and he was black like your cat, but had amber eyes.

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    1. No, the blue door isn't ours, but it just seemed rather pretty to me. Nearly all the doors had a wreath. In some ways I suspect it was a bit competitive on that street - who could have the prettiest wreath! The cat, Naz, reminds me of our two black cats we had many years ago. Except of course there is only one of him!

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  17. Oh Jenny, everything in this post makes me smile. I love the photo of you walking down the street and seeing the trees in the windows; the chimney pots (It DOES look like Mary Poppins, which I can't wait to see!) and that sweet cat! And I love 158's door!

    I'm late to the holiday party here -- I've been off the grid a few days. But I have a feeling your Christmas (and Boxing Day) were very happy. Here's hoping the new year is, too!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie! It was a really charming way to spend a winters evening - and not too cold! I think I already wished you happy new year but no issues in doing so again!!

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  18. Lovely photos of London in holiday mode, love the pic of the cat! It looks like you had a beautiful Christmas.

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    1. London can be delightful just before Christmas. The decorations aren't quite as good this year as I have known them in the past though. Though I am still grateful for them. Happy 2019 to you.

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  19. I love the look of lights at night during this time of the year!

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  20. Merry Christmas Jenny, and Happy New Year as well. I really enjoyed these photos!

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  21. How lovely, Jenny. Christmas in London always fills me with affectionate nostalgia. Your photos are beautiful and I'm glad the cats had fun too. Here's wishing you a wonderful 2019 and let's stay in touch.

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    1. Thank you, Val, I wonder what Christmas is like in Holland. It just occurred to me that I know little about its traditions. Happy 2019 to you!

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  22. I hope you had a very Merry Christmas with your loved ones, Jenny...and may the happiness, love and goodwill continue. :)

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    1. Thanks Lee! ALways glad when the season for Christmas cheer comes around!

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  23. Wish you and your family a joyous start to the New Year.

    Yoko

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    1. Many thanks Yoko, and I wish the same to you and yours!

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  24. Lovely night photos. And your cat could be the sibling to ours.

    Happy New Year's to you and your family!

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    1. And to you! We used to have two cats which looked very similar to this one too. In the end I was able to tell them apart but it was very difficult, they came from the same litter and did look VERY similar indeed!!

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  25. Your home looks very nice with decoration and Christmas tree, Jenny.
    I love your night photos of London, wonderful. Funny that your cat found so unusual spot to hide there.
    Happy new year, dear! I wish happiness with your family, good health!

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    1. Thank you very much Nadezda for your kind wishes. I know that you celebrated with your Christmas meal some days later. I am very slow in replying to these comments but they are still much appreciated.

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  26. Beautiful pictures!
    Wish you a very happy New Year!

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  27. I'm a bit late arriving here, so I'll say happy new year! Always like to see a bit of London! Your star photo reminded me how we hung a star up near a spotlight (not too near!) and then realized it cast a shadow on the wall. It struck us how one could create more elaborate "shadow decorations".

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    1. Thank you! I am still saying Happy New Year and it is the middle of January! We have an old brass lampshade pierced with patterns which casts some fascinating shadow decorations.

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  28. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

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  29. Hope you enjoyed your Christmas.
    Good to see some cheerful photos - January can be so grey and Christmas is soon forgotten.
    Happy New Year!

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  30. My first look at your blog. Interesting images and words. Your photos of the London skyline reminds me I should get back down there again (I am in Perthshire). It has been a while. I always feel London is great to visit but may be a bit mad to live in! There again I live in a village with only a field of sheep and a view to the hills outside my door. London is a contrast to that!

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    1. Thank you Andrew for visiting, much appreciated! Where you live sounds idyllic, and yes, not much like London! ☺ I like the bustling city to live in, but really appreciate the country, even tho for shorter periods!

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  31. Next time anyone asks what I'd like for Christmas, I'll think of your gift-wrapped cat.

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