Thursday, 1 January 2015

The First of many........

at least that's the plan for 2015....try to get back to my organised self and keep on top of my blog posts and reading...I think I am more cross at myself than anything as I really enjoying writing my blog and reading other peoples but as it's not necessity it is the first thing to get put on the back burner as not so important. This year I am going to make sure I put some time aside to keep both reading and writing!!

So anyway....enough of that!!

I will take you back in time a little as I did get the house decorated but not until a few days later than I first wanted and yes Sue....I did clean's true you can't clean with all the decorations up...maybe this is a good point to remember next year lol!!

The Hearth looking Christmasy.
The Hearth looking Christmasy.

Christmas fairies, trees and trains.
Christmas fairies, trees and trains.

The tree all decorated and twinkly!.
The tree all decorated and twinkly!.
Christmas was lovely...spent with family and friends with wonderful gifts exchanged and everyone enjoying everything and the animals being thoroughly spoilt!!

Boxing day dawned bright and crisp with snow reported for the evening by the met office and for once they were right and I was really happy that Tro got to experience his first snow as we didn't get any last winter. When I first let him out he looked up to the sky and a snowflake the size of my palm came down to land on his face which saw him running to hide under the was quite comical actually!!

Anyway with a little coaxing we managed to get him out into the open to experience the snow for real and he decided that it wasn't so bad after all.

Trojan playing in the snow and eating it!!
Trojan playing in the snow and eating it!!

snow ball fights, snow dogs
The cold bothered us far more than Tro!!
So the next morning after seeing Trojan's delight the night before I donned boots and everything warm and off we went up the fields. It was a wonderfully clear day and Trojan had so much fun charging around, digging, rolling, jumping and then eating the snow. It was such a delight to see him having so much fun and yet I had that little sadness in my heart still remembering that this is the first time he had experienced this.

And he's off!!

Quick check to make sure Mum's safe,

And we can carry on......

Now LEAP!!

Now back we go.....

Ohhh??? What was that smell????

A little rest and a bit of a roll.

Then a good shake!!

And we're off again!

Do you see that big grin on my face?!?!

A quick refreshing chomp.

And a final pose
So can you see how much fun we had?? Of course it didn't stop there because the weather just got colder and although we didn't get any more snow it didn't melt either and we had many days of fun...Trojan even liked crunching around in the ice and jumping on it to crack through the crust on the snow. Yesterday it started to warm up and the thaw came....

(We had a nice week between Christmas and New year. We all had time off work so it was nice to stay home and spend time together, we had Shona for a couple of weeks which Trojan enjoyed, we met up with friends and played cards and had a few drinks and food, we went out for lunch a couple of times and did a lot of slobbing's nice to just be sometime, don't you think??)

......So last night we stayed home and saw the New Year in quietly, I'm not one for going out New Years costs far too much and I don't like the trouble that often comes with the amount of alcohol people consume.

It was a lovely evening and I wouldn't change it for the world!! Of course the first day of 2015 typically dawned drab and grey with some rain and the snow all gone...the winds are high and it is just generally unpleasant outside...I say bring back the crisp air, blue skies and snow!!

We spent the day with family though and it has been a nice laid back and relaxed affair to end the holidays.

Not long now before normality hits and we are back to work...on the plus side though the winter solstice has passed so slowly the days will get longer and we are now drawing closer to better weather!

I hope you all enjoyed your Christmas's and New Years and a hope we all have great things happen for us in 2015!!

Saturday, 13 December 2014

Let's have a conversation.

gedNot much else I can do really as it's not like I have been getting much done in the garden or on the allotment and it is once again such a long time since I sat down to write.

The weather has definitely hit winter these last couple of weeks but as yet we haven't seen any snow. I would really like a good covering of snow...not for me but for Trojan!! I am sure he would love running around in the white stuff and playing with snowballs and I was really hoping for some last year but it didn't happen....Oh well, I guess I will just have to wait and see what happens with that!!

I have been pretty busy the last few weeks and with just under two weeks until Christmas I am ready for a break and a finishes next Thursday until the new year for both myself and my Hubby so it will be nice to get some time off together.

I am content in the knowledge that today I finished my Christmas shopping but I still haven't wrapped anything and at this moment in time I am not surrounded by Christmas decorations either...I am hoping to remedy that this evening though...I do love the glow of the Christmas lights I the evenings and I even enjoy the Christmas decorations for a short while!!

I haven't been feeling great the past few weeks but I keep muddling on..... I'm sure many of us get that way as we see less sunshine and I am ready for the days to start getting longer which won't be long now either.

I have been getting plenty of baking done and going on some lovely long walks with Tro. I like the cold frosty mornings best when we crunch over the fields as opposed to collecting them as we go and feeling 3 stone heavier with all the mud I have collected on my boots by the end of it!!

I don't really have any wish lists for Christmas apart from a long walking coat to keep me dry in the rain which my Hubby has bought me and already let me have so that I could stay dry and warm in some of the miserable weather we have had of late. I kind of like not having and Christmas wishes family are all great at picking things out for me and then it means I get lovely surprises on the day!!

I didn't mean for it to be so long between posts and I really wanted to get into writing for the bee blog too but when I sit in the evening my mind goes blank and that is me done....maybe with work winding down I will feel a little more into writing although I think I should start with the Christmas cards first...I bought them a few weeks ago and still haven't managed to post any....that is definitely something I need to get sorted.

So this evening it will be house decorating, present wrapping and tree decorating....then tomorrow it will probably be house cleaning but I am sure I will find time to snap a few pretty shots of the decorated house for you, So I guess it will be Monday before I think about writing a blog on Grantham Beekeepers although I know I have a meeting then for the allotment then we are taken into Tuesday and that is nearly halfway through the week.....and this is just how life has been for the last many wishes and so much to do but with so few hours in the day it is sometimes hard to keep up.

I guess all we can do is our best...and breathe and relax at times too!!!

Not entirely sure this was so much of a was really more of a waffle but I guess you area all used to that by now.

Hope you are all well and managing to find some time to relax!!