I have a spare five minutes to sit and ‘blog’ 😃 I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and are looking forward to the New Year and all that it brings. Our Christmas present arrived on the Solstice, 22nd December, a totally gorgeous little grandson, Mum and Baby doing fine, we did think we would still be waiting but he decided to get here before the festivities, just!
Daily chores still have to be done regardless of new arrivals or eating, drinking and making merry. We had Christmas dinner at our eldest daughters and the youngest daughter very kindly looked after the animals in the afternoon and evening so that we did not have to rush back, very much appreciated it was too.
At this time of year we are pretty much ‘treading water’ so to speak, feeding, cleaning, feeding, cleaning, that goes for the animals inside as well as out 😉 although I must say we have had some lovely sunny days that have prompted a bit of weeding and some general tidying up to be done. I would get excited and say that the daffodils are coming up nicely and that the primroses have flowered but I know that this is likely to be disasterous if we get a cold snap now, everything has been lulled into a false sense of security, even the pigeons are ‘at it’
We are expecting storm Frank over the next 48 hours, hopefully it will only mean some rain and and bit of wind for us, those further North are not so lucky and I can’t imagine what it must be like to be battered and flooded over and over again, bad enough in towns and cities but for small holdings and farms times will be difficult and hard work.
I had an unexpected phone call from the owner of one of Mia’s puppies (Dave, that’s the puppy not the owner lol) to let me know he is doing well, they were a year old on the 14th December, it was lovely to hear from them and they are hoping to come and visit sometime in the new year so I will look forward to that although it may be chaos 😝
A Happy 2016 to you all, and I for one will delight in the nights drawing out again as we move into the New Year.