With all three 'children' back home for Chirstmas, I would appear to have fourth call on the computer. The odd free muinutes never co-incide with the energy to write a post, until now!
Christmas day was wonderful here, the weather was frosty and crisply cold.
and a walk in the woods was a delight. Poppy loves the woods, as I have mentioned before. We are lucky to have such a great place so near our home. On Christmas day we 'liberated' the boat from the boat house and had a magical row round the Secret Lake
Poppy couldn't decide whether she wanted to be in the boat or ....
......out of the boat. She finally settled for 'out' which made for a less rocky row!
A sneak look at the copies of 'Carp Talk' made this little venture even more memorable.
Also, you are never too old for a swing.
This is the annual 'Long Walk/Short Walk and Soup' Event. I think this is the fifth year. I make three huge vats of soup and Geoff takes the intrepid for a long walk while the wimps come with me for a potter round the woods. Us short walkers then watch a film in the warm sitting room waiting for the freezing hungry Long Walkers to return for the soup. Last year the chestnut soup won the popularity contest, this year it was the butternut squash and red pepper. A very good recipe where you roast the squash and peppers and a whole bulb of garlic then liquidise the lot with some vegetable stock. Vey nice.
Here is a link to the most amazing bit of Christmas Crafting I have seen in a long while. Stunning eh?
And now it is nearly time to tell the joke you can only tell once a year
'I met a man today with as many noses as there are days in the year!' ... tomorrow.
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL!