30.11.14

The First Sunday of Advent

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Goodbye autumn, hello winter... December, you're almost here 

This first weekend of Advent has been about resting and gently easing ourselves into this new season. 

I started the weekend on Friday meeting friends for a drink and then volunteering for our local Arts organisation. As photographer, I was lucky enough to be on the front row for Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. Amazing music to chill out to and the perfect antidote to the retail frenzy that's seized the internet and even my little city. 

Bah! Black Friday!

Sunlight, hyacinths, stollen bites, lighting the first of my 4 Advent candles (just 4 tea lights in a row), walking into town for coffee, spying pretty pink cyclamen in hanging baskets and lights reflecting in water have been my simple pleasures. Welcome this season of waiting.

Have a great week ♥ ♥ 


13 comments :

  1. The light reflecting in the water is amazing. At first i thought it was flower petals.

    Jean x

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    1. thank you, it's great when something looks stunning in real life and works out on camera too x

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  2. Your photos of the fairy lights are stunning, especially the reflections in the water. I love the sound of your restful weekend. Ours was similar but the rest this month will be quite different, I fear. Oh, and I share your love of stollen bites. I've eaten the whole box myself over the last five days. Naughty, greedy me. xx

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    1. Yes, stollen is a must in the lead up to Christmas, I agree xx

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  3. Claire what a delight to see your lovely smiling face on your home page now!
    The photos are all stunning and the special moments of your weekend sound like the perfect way to begin Advent.
    Our two adult children came over on Sunday to help trim the tree for our first Christmas in the apartment.

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    1. So pleased you got the apartment and are enjoying it. Glad you noticed the new photo too... have a good week xo

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  4. Great photos Claire - I'm a particular fan of the light reflecting in the water. Enjoy the rest of advent!!

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  5. I love your photos, especially the ones with the reflections and the string lights in the background with the leaves. Glad you had a restful weekend, we were busy with visitors, but still a lot of fun.

    Helenxx

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  6. Such a lovely group of photos.

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  7. A lovely selection of photos.

    It's beginning to feel a little bit like Christmas now, with most towns lights having been switched on at the weekend, and it's lovely to stroll through town and stop for a warming coffee. But I agree with you entirely 'Bah! Black Friday', one of the poorer ideas we have imported from the USA.

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  8. Thank you so much for sharing such thoughtful photos. I have really enjoyed seeing them today. Kindest regards Linda

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  9. Beautiful photos as always, thank you for taking the time to share. Love the tea light candles for advent, I am going to steal that idea!
    Jenni (Melbourne, Australia)

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  10. Your images are beautiful and you must have had a wonderful weekend. We have also seen those musicians in the summer outside, so different to this time of year! Sarah x

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