Xmas in London has been bright and sunny, and although cold I have been trying to burn off the Xmas cake calories with some gardening. This would be going ok if I then didn’t eat more when I came back in; however that is the Xmas way.
I am lucky to have struck gold with a few presents this year. Firstly I am now feeling like a proper professional with as I have been given some non pound shop secateurs complete with a belt holder. Gone will be the days of loosing secateurs only to find them a year later rusted on the bottom of the compost heap.
Then I have had some great books which I look forward to sitting in my cold summerhouse to read. Firstly 'In the Shadow of Angkor' the reprint of a 1913 book describing (in English) many of the temples of Angkor for the first time...an atmospheric jungle escape
Secondly 'Paradise by Design'. portrayals of tropical resorts and residences in Thailand and Bali. Beautiful places and plants which is making me dream of escapes....
So I hope that you have been good and got the presents that you wanted too!
Finally just to bring things back to reality some pictures of the garden on Christmas day