Saturday, December 26, 2009
Christmas Has Come - and Gone!
Buster and Sandy enjoying a Christmas Eve cuddle!
So that's it for another year! Christmas Day has come and gone. We had a quiet time. So far since the cold snap our gas has frozen and now our water has frozen now so we're eking out the water in the hot water tank! We also couldn't go out shopping because the roads are so treacherous but in the end we managed without. We're going to go to Galway on Sunday to have a look around the sales.
Today the temperature has risen a bit and tomorrow is supposed to be the same, so with a bit of luck the water might de-frost!
We've had a leisurely day today. The exciting news is that most of the furniture is in my new studio and I'm in it now. What a Christmas present.
We didn't have our Christmas Dinner until about 4pm, but that was fine, we were in no rush. The turkey was gorgeous.
We opened our presents a little while before dinner. I am now the owner of a super strong new pair of Wellington Boots, a pair of moccasin slippers, a lovely craft book on making dolls, a couple of scrap books and 2 huge bars of chocolate! I also received the Susan Boyle CD and the Will Young Hits CD, both of which I wanted. Happy me!
I watched Dr Who and the Christmas special Strictly Come Dancing which was lovely and Brian and Ali won. I think everyone was swept away by the romance that has developed between them, but Ali is a beautiful dancer too.
Buster had a Christmas Present too - of a rugby ball, which he has managed to destroy already. Bad dog. Still, he's enjoyed attacking it and he and the cats have had some turkey too.
Here is Buster opening his present:
Here's Jim about to attack his Christmas dinner:
And in his Christmas Hat!!
My Play Room/Studio
Here I am at my desk in my new room. What a great present. I also have some shelves on the other wall now, with more to come. Of course the walls are rather bare at the moment, but I'm sure that will soon be rectified.
I took loads of photos on Christmas Eve as the frost was so thick and the sun shone:
The Deenery covered in frozen snow and frost.
Rose Bay Willow Herb.
I do hope everyone else has had a good Christmas Day and continue to enjoy the holiday.