This Is A White Rose Christmas

Winchester Cathedral blooms today.

The crowded seed feeder sways from side to side in the gloom as aggressive

sparrows squabble over occupied perches.

Regular readers will be aware that I have been on two secret trips with Elizabeth. This afternoon she collected me and took me back to her house to help me transport Jackie’s wrapped Christmas present that she has been keeping for me..

Resting in a garden refuse bag for ease of lifting, it now nestles beside the Christmas tree.

It is now 7.10 p,m. Five minutes ago Becky and Ian from Southbourne and Mat, Tess, and Poppy from twice as far away in Upper Dicker arrived at the same time. Five minutes before that Jackie had gone to Hordle Chinese Take Away for dinner for us all. When she arrives we will eat it with various beverages.

Happy Christmas everyone.


  1. A happy merry wonderful Christmas, Jackie and Derrick!
    Also, to all of your family! Especially your Mum!
    Happy Day to all the birdies, but especially Nugget!
    I can’t wait to find out what Jackie got for Christmas in that big gift!!! 🙂
    HUGS!!! and <3

  2. Sparrows symbolize the Happiness of Christmas descended on your homestead. We await the unveiling of the secret you have concocted together with Elizabeth for Jackie!

  3. Winchester Cathedral makes the perfect white Christmas. Happy Christmas to you, Jackie, Nugget and all your extended family we almost feel we know through your words and pictures.

  4. Merry Christmas, Derrick, Jackie and family! A white rose blooming at Christmas is an auspicious sign of good things to come in the new year. The tree, presents, everything looks beautiful there.

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