Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Happy New Year.

I can't understand why the year starts now when it it still so cold and nature dormant. Perhaps that's why it does - to break up the long cheerless winter. Yes it must be that. I'm not miserable I just like to slide into the new year, feel my way not jump in with too many expectations that I know I won't be able to fulfil while it is still so cold.
My god-daughter made this snow angel. It was lovely watching the kids wandering around in the snow as though they were exploring a foreign land

I've written a timetable. Now I am at home without the kids I find that unwatched a small task can swallow up the whole day. Not that I intend to religiously stick to the timetable - it's just there to stop my time going all flabby. I need to be stricter about writing. One day I can find it absolutely delicious coming back to an emty house and then the next day find myself wanting to go straight back out coz it feels so empty and lonely. So to fill the void I have started baking. The smell of baking bread brings the house alive.

Hubby at the allotment when it was still snowy. The water was frozen solid. The cancel don't switch off the supply till early spring (just when we need it). We used to get snow early spring so it's a hangover from then. Who knows we may have more snow in spring too!!

This plot intrigues me. It's completed enclosed and I've never seen anything growing there. Will watch this space in Spring.
Come in - we are ready to interogate you. - That's what it says to me anyway.
Have just booked our flights to Portugal in the summer yippee i need a beer. I don't tend to do grown up stuff like book flights. I'm always convinced I've got the wrong country, day or people.


  1. Happy New Year / Head uut aastat to you too.
    Congratulations on booking your flights already. I wish I was going somewhere exotic this year. It looks like the furthest away I'm likely to get is gonna be Finland.

  2. Happy New Year. Lovely to have you drop by. This is the first time we are taking the kids abroad to somewhere other than the Ukraine!

  3. Well done on booking the tickets....must tell you the name of that wine if I ever remember it!! What kind of stuff you baking, cakes and bread? Oh! babe, got the buttermilk powder for ya...will drop it by soon.xxxxxxxx

  4. I did an upsidedown pineapple cake- it was delicious. me and kids made white bread yesterday and more soda bread today. Ta for getting buttermilk and yes tell me name of wine.see u soon

  5. oh happy new (belated) new year, lovely blog... baking sounds like a delicious idea. may do some tomorrow. also going to go down the allotment rain permitting and try and do a few jobs, (or have a cup of tea!)

  6. thank you - a trip to the allotment sounds a good idea... I'm going to do my seed order soon, we get 25% off if we put our Thompson amd Morgan order through our allotment. Have a lovely day.

  7. What a cool blog (found it via Annie Clarkson's) - could I ask - what is it your hubby's standing under? I have no idea what it is!


  8. Welcome! It looks like he is standing under it but it is actually a big dried sunflower in the foreground.

  9. Ah ha! That makes sense! Wonderful photo!