Saturday, 31 December 2011

End of Year stroll.....

A New Years Eve stroll this afternoon around one of my favourite Northumberland houses.....Wallington Hall.

The clock tower and estate cottages lead visitors through to the 17th century Hall, home to the Trevelyan family and now managed by the National Trust....

Everything was locked up and just a handful of people were walking through the grounds and woodland.

Peace and quiet.....

Craggy, old trees lined the paths....some divided....

Some with many branches to follow....

Others broken.....

A bit like people really.

Then the  "hiding tree" where children love to play amongst the branches....

Fun and laughter.....joyful times.....

Time to reflect on the New Year and what it will bring for all of us.....I'm hoping it is a good one!

With love,
Julie x


  1. That looks like a lovely stroll!
    Wishing you a wonderful 2012!

  2. I always smile at your 'snowflakes'. Have a healthy, happy and safe 2012....

  3. Sending you New Year Wishes for Health, Happiness, Success and creativity for 2012 xx

  4. Oh to live in a house like that!! Happy new year, lucey x

  5. Happy New Year to both of you. Hope that the fair goes well today. I am determined to get up to see you this year. Have a wonderful day.
    Jo xx

  6. Wishing you the most lovely New year, full of delights and lovely surprises good health and Happiness, and lots of wonderful finds for you xxx
    Hugs Lynn xxxx

  7. Happy New Year Julie!
    I went for a walk at Wallington Hall on Friday and got very wet!
    See you soon xx

  8. Hello Julie, Happy New Year to you! What a lovely looking property, how nice that it is handy to you. I love the gently falling snow on your blog that flutters all around as I go on the walk with you.

    I have loved sharing time with you this past year and very much look forward to the coming year, and all that you share. With much love, Linda x

  9. I hope 2012 will be a wonderful year for you and your family.

    Best wishes

  10. Hi Julie, this will make you smile. I went to have coffee with a customer before Christmas. She follows my blog, and she said, when I saw the crown lights on the antique dealers blog I had to rush off to Tesco's to get them, and she did! Your influence is radiating far and wide!
    Thanks so much for your comments, I am so glad you agree with me as I am a great admirer of your style. I hope you still have some time off? Love Linda x

  11. Thought I recognised the house. We only managed to do the house in October so will ha ve to come back and walk the grounds another time! Happy New Year to you and your family.
    Ruth x

  12. I love the hiding tree!!! I must still be a kid at heart!!
    Chris :o)

  13. Bonne Anne and I love the snowfall on your blog

  14. Well yes Julie, I think that Abby, you and I may wish for a lottery win then! I hope Tesco is giving you royalties? Enjoy the rest of your weekend, love Linda x

  15. That sounds like the most wonderful day out. I love going to places when it turns out that there's hardly anyone there (though the reason is invariably because it's raining!!).

    Happy New Year, my lovely!