I've been carrying on with the bramble and blackthorn clearing, in spite of the frost and ice on the ground! Jim came and did some too a couple of days ago and we cleared quite a large area.
An icy puddle, left by a footprint. Isn't it pretty?
That's frost on the ground! These spindly ash trees were totally buried in bramble and blackthorn - we can see that they were planted in a little clump now. Poor things have been eaten by deer several times.
Jim tugging away at a blackthorn. I did take a photo of him holding it up but it was blurred!
I had a bonfire last night, even though it was damp and eventually rained. Jim went and had a walk round there today and it was still smoking!
The Spare Bedroom
Jim has finally assembled the unit for the spare bedroom. It's no great thing of beauty but is just what's required in there. Somewhere for our guests to hang their clothes and put bits of clothes.
Here you can see it in relation to the door. The draws in it are tiny! They'll just about hold pants and socks though!
My daughter K and 2 Granddaughters went wedding dress shopping for Kirsty, who is getting married on 7th May. Lina played dressing up:
Isn't that just the best photo? K took it of course!
K posted a photo of Lu on Facebook on 19th January and I thought I'd show you how well she is doing.
Luisa sitting at her work computer (at home). Just dipping her toe in. She looks so well! I can't thank you all enough for your prayers, candles and good vibes. I truly thought we'd lose her.
And here's a photo from today:
In Nonna's (Chesterfield, reasonably new swanky eaterie), actually out of doors being sociable!
Gosh these photos make me smile!
I've been dipping in and out of various projects. I've made 7 woven rectangles towards the rug I'm making out of them. That will be going in the spare bedroom when it's finished. Photos then.
I'm making another rag doll for Ann Broderick, my coffee morning friend, as she'd like one for one of her Granddaughters:
What do you think of it so far? LOL! Ah well, it'll be done soon enough.
I'm off to the UK on Thursday until Tuesday to see Jason, Sam, Jack and Kitty. It seems like months since I've seen them as our December trip had to be cancelled of course. It's Sam's birthday on Monday so we (Sam and a lot of mums from school) and I are all off for a meal on Saturday night. That should be great fun.
On the downside, I dropped my hearing aid on the kitchen floor and broke it. Now I am using my old National Health one that sits outside my ear and makes my ear sore. Plus it's nowhere near the sound quality of my other one. Ah well, I'll have to get sorted out with a new one. More expense!
I had a bit of a disaster with my daily stones. I had been collecting them in a 'note' on Facebook and it's just disappeared! Luckily I'd posted quite a few on here and some on my FB profile, so I've gathered up those and put them in a document. Here's a couple:
In the darkness, the bonfire crackles. Tiny flames lick the damp wood. Yet it smouldered slowly all night long.
Sandy, our huge ginger cat, sat in my Thorntons cardboard box. But not before he'd attacked it and eaten one of the flaps. Crazy cat.
Have a great week everyone.