Christmas Wishes


Since discovering Westonbirt Arboretum, it has been a wish to visit at Christmas. Between the end of November to the days before Christmas, just at weekends, Westonbirt becomes even more enchanted. As the light fades and darkness descents, when Westonbirt usually closes, it opens to the crowds and transforms into something magical. To follow the enchanted trail is to discover; Christmas trees that light up when sung to, trees that blow smoke rings, bubble producing trees and trees transformed by colour. Westonbirt Enchanted Christmas is very special. The handful of photos taken, capture a glimpse. I’m afraid, Dear Readers, I wanted to enjoy the moment rather than fiddle with camera settings.

Westonbirt has become one of my favourite places. The Enchanted Christmas is going to become ‘The thing’ to do each Christmas.

Westonbirt enchanted christmas

Westonbirst Enchanted Christmas

As ever, thank you to everyone who popped by Helloitsgemma this year, especially to the lovely people who comment, the even lovelier people that regularly comment, who via a small box at the bottom of each blog post have become favoured friends. Seasons greetings, enjoy the next few days, whatever you have planned. Wishing you wonderful things for 2015.

See you on the other side.

Love & Best Wishes, Gemma



  1. Over a Cuppa

    Have a wonderful Christmas in your new home Gemma and to your lovely family too. It is always a pleasure seeing your gorgeous photo’s and reading your posts, your write beautiful and somehow always get it just right!

    Here is to a fantastic 2015 xxxx

    1. helloitsgemma

      thank you Ali, I am so poor in replying to comments, I read them at the time on my phone, but it takes sitting at the computer to reply. Such a lovely comment, re-reading it, I feel so slack at taking so long to properly respond. 

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