The Changing Seasons: December 2018

My excuse for this late post (for which I beg your forgiveness & indulgence) is that it has been a whirlwind of a month, filled with hearty eating & congenial revelry in London.  It has been a precious time with adventuresome Older & Younger Daughters, in part with Loving Husband: enjoying catch-up with family & old friends, delighting in the festivities of the season, and welcoming the Christ-child into our midst.

It has been a month of sublime discoveries as we reacquainted ourselves with this vibrant city, all the treasures we find on an almost daily basis, one of which was the Garden of Rest, a little corner of Marlebone High Street, near Marlebone Road (see above Feature Photo). This small garden contains various gravestones & memorials, one of which is to Charles Wesley (1707- 1788), one of the greatest hymn writers, credited with 8,989 hymns (Hark! the Herald Angels Sing, O For a Thousand Tongues to Sing, Christ the Lord is Risen Today).

And of course, there is the food. Whenever we gathered, wherever we went, we sat at the table and broke bread together. Here are some of the December highlights:


Thank you, Su, for hosting The Changing Seasons month after month; for giving us something special to look forward to!


Wishing all you lovelies a wonderful 2019 to come!




19 Replies to “The Changing Seasons: December 2018”

  1. omg, omg, omg! I felt my 2019 resolve starting to crumble with all that glorious food! Wonderful choices – each one looking more delicious than the last!

    Happy, happy new year Ju-Lyn. Does this mean you are back home now?


    1. Oh Joanne! You are so funny! Hang in there, that’s it for good pics from me for a while!

      I am in London for the rest of this week and then back home.

      Happy new year to you, too! May it be a healthy year filled with new trails & places to explore!

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  2. Thank you for such a lovely post. It is especially timely because my husband and I plan to travel to London sometime in the near future. This post has made me even more interested in visiting.

    Happy New Year!



  3. Wow, Ju Lyn, this looks like a holiday season for the books!! What amazing family time, food, travel, discoveries…. Did I mention the food?! WOW. My mouth is watering. I love your zest for life & am thankful you share your experiences with us! Have a great Sunday!

    PS. My husband and I were just talking about how great of a word “sublime” is today.. ironic I stumbled upon it on this post! 🙂


  4. Yum yum!! What wonderful delicacies, Ju-Lyn! Absolutely mouth-watering! How come I was always hungry in London?! 😂 Probably spent too much time in museum and such. Next time more eating! 😉


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