Summertime adventures β˜€οΈπŸ”₯πŸ’™

The last couple of weeks have brought with them a change in the weather, lightning splitting across the sky and cutting through the bubble of heat that had dominated the summer so far. Week after week of unbroken sunshine and dry weather, temperatures always in the mid to high 20s, gave way first to theContinue reading “Summertime adventures β˜€οΈπŸ”₯πŸ’™”

2017 Reflections ~ Holed up in the snow

We are in the midst of the usual in-between period between Christmas and new year – that beautifully still time where the days stretch ahead and blur into one another (“Romjul” as I was charmed to learn is its romantic Scandinavian name); a few days of quiet contemplation and true unwinding. Every year I lookContinue reading “2017 Reflections ~ Holed up in the snow”

The Pets of Christmas Past… πŸŽ„

This weekend has been Christmas decorating weekend in our little house; and yesterday we spent a busy but enjoyable day dragging our beloved (if a little lopsided!) potted Christmas tree in from the garden for his annual stint indoors and hanging our lights, stockings and strings of cards and decorations around the rooms – beforeContinue reading “The Pets of Christmas Past… πŸŽ„”

Happy Advent β™₯οΈβ„οΈβœ¨πŸ•―

December has arrived at last, tumbled towards through the beauty and transition of autumn and early winter; and is now fully settled in, bringing with it all its usual cosiness and warmth. I love the first morning of advent so much, calendars being opened and the countdown to Christmas truly beginning. Jasper and Jet gotContinue reading “Happy Advent β™₯οΈβ„οΈβœ¨πŸ•―”