Sunday, 20 December 2009

Frosty walk

We went for a lovely frosty walk this morning, which was only spoilt slightly by the constant cries of 'my feet are cold!' and 'carry me!'...
Now we're warming up at home with mince pies in the oven, I think they might be ready now ;)

Thursday, 17 December 2009

Blue sky

Brrr, chilly here.
Lovely blue skies for a change and loads of birds in our garden - lots of blue tits and starlings, a wren and our regular robin who hopped in through the dog flap last week and had to be rescued from the living room - he was beautiful and so tiny.

Friday, 11 December 2009


Some chicken illustrations I've been playing around with, what do you think I should do with them??

Monday, 7 December 2009


I watched Happy-Go-Lucky last night - directed by Mike Leigh, it's the story of Poppy, an irrepressibly happy person, and her encounters with the less than happy real world.. It really cheered me up on a gloomy day, especially her flamenco lessons...

Thursday, 3 December 2009

That time already...

I made our Advent calendar a few years ago and I can't believe I had the patience (or the time..) to sew all those little stockings.
They're quite random sizes but they do the job - especially for small boys who ask every morning- 'Is it Christmas today??'
I loved this post on the Just So Festival website about over-ambitious Advent Calendars.