In the period leading to Christmas some people buy an Advent Calendar to check off each day before December 25. Usually intended for children, it appears that in recent years there has been a rise in the popularity of luxury ones aimed at indulgent adults who feel the necessity to treat themselves on the run-up to the big day itself – from expensive candles and perfume to miniature bottles of Prosecco or Whisky and even chunks of cheese.
So I thought to balance all this extravaganza I would offer you an alternative in the form of a flower a day from Sunday 3rd December until Sunday 24th December.
20 thoughts on “Alternative Advent #3”
I get jittery when we start counting down the days. Don’t know why- it’s not like I’m snowed under with stuff to do. But I need to get on with it 🙂 🙂
Well I have sorted all the pressies! Simples! And with it only being the two of us food will be a cinch. Hopefully I can avoid the horrible supermarket run this year!!
Online shopping is a help, isn’t it? I like a tootle round the shops for atmosphere but not for queuing. 🙂 🙂 Doing Newcastle to see Paddington Bear in Fenwicks window on Thursday. Then probably hibernating when we get the snow back.
I discovered that M&S open at 8 am so after dropping the OH off on Friday I headed over there and got what I needed. Amazon fulfilled the rest! And all the older grand-kids want is money… so job done! Enjoy Newcastle, rather you than me!
Lovely idea, Jude!
A very lovely bunch of flowers …. but when can I expect my adult advent calendar in the mail? It hasn’t arrived yet. 😉
Oh, no, not you too! Let me guess, you want the wine tasting calendar… 😉
Yes, please 🙂
I’m not sure what these flowers are, but they remind me of the spirea (bridal wreath) I grew up with. I didn’t know until right now that I can remember their scent.
They are very small flowers probably sweet alyssum / Lobularia maritima. I was surprised to see them in flower still as they are very much a spring/summer annual.
What a lovely idea, much nicer than buying things. Thanks Jude.
And all lovely to see at this time of year.
This is a great idea for advent, and will brighten up the dull days that are forecast for the next little while her. 🙂
Dull then cold, but we are nearing the shortest day and then things will look brighter 🙂
Yes, not long now! 🙂
Another beauty Jude, Is it scented?
Sweet allysum suggests it is. I remember it from rockeries way back when every garden seemed to have this and lobelia in the spring!
I have them all around the garden this year. I’ve gone a bit mad with the annuals. They are more work, but I love them. Allysum and lobelia always remind me of my dear Dad as he was a keen gardener and he used to put borders of the blue and white around the beds in the front garden.
I sowed some ‘bee’ flowers this year – all annuals – and they have been a joy. I hope they self seed, but if not I shall throw another packet on the patch next year.
I like that idea. 🌼🌸🌺