Does this give you a warm glow?

Does this give you a warm glow?

It does me!  But I admit that a large part of that is memory.  I took it at Chatsworth House last year in the company of my daughter.  The visit made my Christmas special and I still feel a warm glow thinking about it.

I rarely see my daughter at Christmas but the lure of Narnia brought her to Chatsworth and I managed to meet her there.  That represents warmth to me.  How about you?

This is Lisa, 'keeping warm'

This is Lisa, ‘keeping warm’

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Warmth.”


  1. Being with family does bring us warmth and radiant glow in our hearts that brings about joy and lots of reasons to smile during Christmas and the many years thereafter. Thanks for sharing with us the warmth and love of the holidays.

      1. It was -2C today but it doesn’t get lower than that. A milder spell is on the way. I’d have to hibernate in Croatia. Good job your translating keeps you busy!

      2. You are right, Jo. I think I am happier when I am crazy busy – it does not leave me much time to think and analyse. Have a good, peaceful and warm night.

  2. Your daughter looks like the kind of girl who would fill a mother’s heart with warmth.

    This year I spent Christmas with all three of my daughters. One evening we had what my oldest daughter called “A Medieval Feast.” We turned off the lights and her husband lit an array of mismatched candles placed down the middle of the table. Then they served us a five-course dinner culminating in a delicious Yule log. They passed out song sheets so we could sing ancient carols between courses.

    Wishing you many warm and happy holidays.

  3. The table with softly lit candles is always a welcome site, but nothing feels warmer than the love of your children. Your Christmas time with Lisa at Chatsworth looks wonderful – can you believe a year has come and gone already? You must tell her how much I adore her teapot purse!

  4. Jo, yes …. that table is really inviting and I can feel the warmth that the room in itself brings too. Beautiful image and so is your daughter. Evening hugs …

  5. I am so glad your beautiful daughter and you, Jo, were able to get together a year ago at such a wonderful place, Chatsworth House. Lisa has such a beautiful countenance. I enjoyed this photo you shared, too.
    Warmth is candles and fires, along with the way you feel being close to family. Hoping you will have a chance soon to see Lisa, once she gets out and about from her snowy place. Hope you had some hot toddy or a warm cocoa to fill your insides and some warm people surrounding you to fill your soul with warmth, Jo.
    I am blessed to have been able to see my Mom for two and a half days, thanks for sending her kind wishes. I wasn’t on my blog since Tues. I came back to see grandchildren and children, then will hate to go off to work tomorrow for three 10 hour days: Groan!
    Hoping your new year will be extra special with many sources of happiness. I always add, wishes for good health, as we get older there is nothing so valuable a gift!

    1. Yes, nothing’s as good if you’re full of aches and pains, Robin. Thanks for all the kind thoughts. I talked to Lisa on the phone today and felt much better after that 🙂

    1. Thanks for understanding, Debbie 🙂 I nearly didn’t post this because it made me feel quite sad. I was talking to her on the phone not long since and they’ve got snow so she’s quite happy to sit inside and look out.

  6. 🙂 Looks at first glance to be warming, UNTIL one remembers that to be on display those candle have to be run on tiny batteries. No hot flame.
    Have a Happy New Year. We plan to travel a bit after New Year Day.

  7. No snow here Jo, though it tried for a bit this afternoon and I do believe it is all around me – it was a gorgeous blue sky, sunny morning too! I am hoping my warm glow from the south is keeping us snow-free 😉

    Now off to find a warm photo for the challenge, there must be one or two I can find…

      1. Similar, in some ways.
        As you know, we had a health-challenged year in our family, so we decided to have a quiet supper on Christmas Day — then hold our traditional Christmas dinner on Boxing Day.
        Both days were lovely. Everyone pitched in with food, or helping, and there was much storytelling and laughter.

  8. A beautiful warm inviting glow from the candles and a special memory attached to Chatsworth with your daughter – that definitely represents warmth to me too 🙂 Very best wishes for 2015 Jo! 🙂

      1. Indeed she is Jo! She’s currently up in Yorkshire staying with my dad and rugged up in some new winter jumpers she purchased with our Christmas money! It snowed a bit yesterday so she had a sort of white Christmas! Very warm and pleasant here but I probably shouldn’t say that!

  9. ‘Tis a warm post Jo 🙂
    Lisa looks so snuggly with her *snow fur wrap* maybe we’ll all be wearing one soon … bright but no snow here !

    1. There was a kid’s dressing up section in ‘Narnia’, Poppy, and of course, she couldn’t resist 🙂 Fresh here! Nice walking weather, if the other half ever gets out of bed 🙂

      1. … after yesterdays miserable weather offering it’s looking good once more here too Jo . Need to get my act together Lol

  10. A touch mysterious but definitely warm and inviting glow, Jo! How could it not be when it is about the moments, spent together with somebody close to your heart… 🙂
    Happy holidays, Jo!

    1. There’s a link back to one of my Chatsworth posts which makes it clearer, Ese, but mystery is a valuable commodity sometimes, isn’t it? Christmas hugs coming your way 🙂

  11. Warmth? What’s that? I’m glad you reminded me that warmth is more than climate. And being with my mob warmed the cockles of my heart – even if there were five of the thirteen (and one dog) missing.

      1. Travel safely, Meg 🙂 This silly country of ours ground to a halt yesterday over a flurry of snow or two. But only in the middle ! Us round the edges were fine 🙂 We’ll get our come uppance!

    1. I would love to, Jill 🙂 This year she went with a friend and her Mum, who wanted to see Chatsworth, but was recovering from a hip op, so not so mobile. Lots of ‘Alice’ photos on Facebook 🙂

    1. I imagine you were needing a little warmth after your Boxing Day dip, Sue? 🙂 🙂
      I went in the bath after I posted this but I had to jump out again. I wanted to add a photo, which was ‘on the tip of my fingers’ before I pressed Publish. Somehow I couldn’t let it rest. Happy now 🙂
      Very best wishes for 2015, Sue 🙂

      1. Oh, great! Something to look forward to 🙂 🙂 In England the Boxing Day dip is traditional (or foolish) so I got mixed up, Sue. Nothing at all to do with the port.

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