Me wearing a romper suit - one of my Christmas presents from Jim!
The view from our meadow towards Flagmount and to the right, Tipperary hills.
Hello everyone. Can it be NYE already? Guess it must be. We're not doing much to celebrate - I'm in my office and Jim's in his! Mind you, we did do some gardening earlier which we both really enjoyed. It's lovely to get outside now that all the frost has gone. I did some weeding, digging, rock moving and path weeding. Jim attacked a load of blackthorn that is threatening to take over up on the meadow.
It was a quiet Christmas at The Deenery but we enjoyed it. We had a walk round the land and opened our presents:
2 piles of presents, mine on the left! I have a new phone and had a box of Thornton's chocolates:
This is the 2nd box! Jim bought this in Tesco yesterday as it had been much reduced - which is more than can be said for my waistline after I've eaten them all! I have charged up the phone but that's it so far. I'm not good with new things and instructions..
I also had a lovely warm hat - of course now it's too warm to wear it! I'm sure some cold weather will return before our Winter's end.
How splendid is my hat? In my hand is an ice crystal. I've been amazed at their beauty, like little works of glass art. Here is a little pyramid of crystals:
Do click on this photo and enlarge it.
Here is a photo looking down on a whole heap of ice crystals on the meadow:
Again, if you get the chance, click on this photo.
Buster and Sandy came with us on our walk:
I had some treats in my pocket for Buster.
We walked all round the meadow admiring the frost on the ground. Buster and Sandy came all the way. Then we heard Blackjack coming up the path. He was a bit late to the party! He decided to try and frighten us by arching his back and puffing himself up! It didn't work:
Buster 'what's he doing Mum'? lol.
They all tried to get through the cat flap at once. Crazy animals:
Here I am with my Christmas Dinner:
It's now 2nd January - I didn't finish the other night so will try to do so now. Tonight a couple who live by the lake came for tea at 5pm. We made scones and banana bread and had a tin of Cadbury's Chocolate biscuits and large mugs of tea. It was lovely to entertain someone having been on our own all over Christmas.
Art and Craft
Between Christmas and New Year I made some postcards with all the bits and pieces I'd saved from sewing, wrapping and sweet eating! I think they came out rather well:
Then I cut up an old art project into ATC sized pieces. Some of them are ok as they are and others will need some more adding to them. I think they turned out ok:
These are all for swapping if anyone would like one or more of them. Just leave a comment here or email me.
That's it for now. Wishing everyone a very Happy, healthy and artful New Year.