Christmas Eve

Thank you my friends, wherever you are around the world, my world is richer for your presence.

From my home to yours, I wish you a very happy Christmas, and a peaceful 2018. May all your dreams come true.

 It’s Christmas Eve, time to draw the curtains, put your feet up and relax!

“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”
― Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

 

 

 

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A Tuscan favourite

This week’s photo challenge, set by Ben Huberman is the last for 2017. He asks us to share our favourite photo of the year, but how do you choose one, or even ten?  It doesn’t have to be a technically good image, but meaningful to us in some way. When I started looking through my files for the photo that means most to me this year, I ended up in tears, because it would have to be one of my beloved border terrier Dido, who I lost in May. Whoops here I go again.

Once I picked myself up, I settled on a photo of the Tuscan countryside. This was a place I’d wanted to visit for a while, so finally seeing it meant a lot to me.

If you have a favourite photo to share for the year, join in with Ben

 

Moorland views

When my friend Jude saw my ascent photos today, she asked if I had any of the views from Hound Tor. Well, I’m not very good as sweeping landscape photos, but these will give her an idea of how lovely it is up there at least.

Enjoy Jude!

Ascending Houndtor

One of my favourite of the well known spots on Dartmoor is Hound Tor. The area is surrounded with legends and history, and it’s believed to have inspired Conan Doyle’s ‘Hounds of the Baskervilles’.

I’s a steady ascent from the small parking area and the view is wonderful.

If you have the energy, once you reach the top, you can drop down the other side to the ruins of a medieval village where you’ll be surrounded by ghosts from the past.

This is my entry for the weekly photo challenge of Ascend.