2 December 2016

advent calendar

I was a bit late on the advent calendar this year, but I did manage this kind of crazy thing last night (the 1st december) from my sick bed (or sick sofa?!)
I had the idea to use this wire photo hanging thing that I've had of a while, but y'know I underestimated the weight of 24 chocolates, and it is struggling under the pressure 😂

Little P just won't leave it alone, she keeps examining it because the envelopes are slightly transparent which is quite tantalising to a four year old I guess. She finally got to open one and she grabbed the envelope and ran off into the other room to eat them.

Mr. Leafy is more interested with what's going on outside. His new trick is standing up and peeking over the top of his play pen. I'm so pleased we got this playpen during our three week long family illness, its been a life saver when I'm too ill to watch him like a hawk.

So it is the start of all things festive, and that means our annual house sort out and make space for a tree. We are hoping to do this next week! I think I need to write a list of everything I need to do. December goes so quickly these days.
Happy Winter everyone! x

the beginning of december

What a beautiful start to december we had over here! Bright crisp days and frosty mornings. Sadly we have been indoors through most of the lovely weather with various nasty bugs...but we are really lucky that we have this on our doorstep so even a very ill me ventured outside with the camera and get back indoors before my tea went cold.

We live on an estuary which has a mill and a mill stream with sluice ponds that fill up from the river Yar. The ponds are covered in reeds and lots of different water birds. They ponds froze over yesterday.
This big red brick building is the mill itself, apparently you can stay there, it looks incredible inside...a real relic.

My mister took these when the sun came up and began to melt the frost...

(those two swans are not as angelic as they look!)