I will start by saying we had a lovely Xmas, seeing our daughter and family on Xmas day and then went to Canberra on Boxing day and caught up with both sons and families for 2 days before we came home again on 29th.
Presents came in the form of this:
I also received these from my friend Anne of Marmalade and Catmint.
|Aren't they cute. The three owls are hanging in my sewing room now.
Hubby has been busy making bits and pieces, again some of which I've not photographed yet, but this is one we lit on Xmas Eve.
|My yule log with tealights. He made two more, which I gave one to our daughter and one to youngest son. I think he may have to make some more ready for next Xmas.
|Three books I purchased very cheap. I don't ever seem to come home without a few books.
|Fungi near Bolton Abbey.
|Stained glass window in the church at Bolton Abbey, where I felt so close to my late Dad, although he never visited the UK.
|The most enormous slug I've ever seen. This was taken in my brother-in-laws garden. Ours aren't anywhere near this big. Ugh!
|A squirrel in a tree in Roundhay Park. I know, it's grey, but I don't think I'll ever see a red one in the flesh.
|One silly old lady in front of a Stobart truck. Yes, we do watch Truckers, and I did count the trucks and try and get the names. Sad isn't it? The driver had a quick chat with us, which was really nice.
|Two beautiful donkeys and I do love them as much as owls and I suppose you could say lots of other animals. The hand belongs to one very wonderful friend.
Now I'm not going to make any New Year's Resolutions as I usually make them up in my head and forget what I've thought about altogether or write them down and realise that it's not what I really want to do and don't keep them. Then as with most people, you feel bad about yourself and that's not what I want anymore. I am going to set some Challenges for myself as does Jo from Through the Keyhole Keyhole and Lucie from Lucie the Happy Quilter. Mine may be in two parts with both one for my quilting and just one in general.
OK, that's enough from me for tonight. Hope you all have a wonderful New Year and that 2015 brings you much happiness.
Take care, love and huggles,