Rustic green wreath

Life Lately: December 2016

Christmas is only five days away so I decided it’s time to write my last post of 2016 and log off. I’m going to take a break from internetting to enjoy the holidays and feast on Christmas food.

Pinecones and cinnamon sticks


Most of my foodie focus this month has been for Christmas day. I’ve made a few bits ahead of time and frozen them, others I’ll make the day before or on the 25th:


Earlier in the month, we headed up to the Hebden Bridge area in Yorkshire to visit family. It’s a lovely place; lots of stone houses with big wreaths on the doors at this time of year. Most of my photos are of wreaths, oops.

Christmas wreath on wooden door

Wreath on blue door

We went to a great antiques centre there and I picked up this old milk bottle for £3.

Glass milk bottle
Vintage milk bottle

‘H. Eateon. Tuberculin tested milk. Gables Farm Hallaton’.

I’m not sure how old the bottle is but I did a bit of research into tuberculin tested milk and compulsory bovine TB testing was introduced in the 1950’s. So it could from around that time or later.


Mostly Christmas films!

Early Christmas

We had an early Christmas day at the weekend. Family from further away were visiting so we got together to open some presents and eat a big meal. This is our niece experiencing her first Christmas… well, technically she’ll have two this year.

Baby girl
First Christmas

And that’s about all I have for this month. I want to say a big thanks for following all of our adventures and updates this year, I’ve loved reading all your comments 🙂 Especially your best wishes for our wedding and my cycling accident earlier in the year — they mean’t a lot.

Bokeh Christmas tree lights

Have a fantastic Christmas folks! 2017, we’re ready for you!

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6 comments on “Life Lately: December 2016

  1. Happy Christmas. Love Hebden Bridge, such a lovely vibe. Enjoy space from the Internet. Looking forward to your adventures in 2017.

    • Thanks Gemma. Would like to go back to explore Hebden Bridge again — will photograph something other than wreaths next time, hah!

  2. Meet Christmas Gemma!
    A pink parcel arrived yesterday ? and has made its way under the tree.
    Hebden bridge is in my to visit list, those wreaths look immense.
    Enjoy your Christmas of eating and happiness – it’s my day off today and the kids and I are going to make your almond biccies 🙂
    Love to you and Scott xxx

    • Huzzah, glad its arrived and no peeking! I think you’d really like Hebden Bridge, there are lots of quirky things to see. Good walks around that area too. Show me your almond biscuits when they’re done 🙂 Merry Christmas!!

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