I found some great tips and patterns online. THESE worked really well...2 and 6 being my favourites.
Hello Lovelies, I hope you all remain well.
How grateful I am to all the scientists who have worked tirelessly to create these vaccines which the NHS is about to start administering, this week! Though I'm guessing it will be many, many months until my turn comes around, I'm hopeful that, at 90, my mum won't have to wait too long.
Do you think we will be able to return to a more normal life by this time next year? I certainly hope so.
Day to day I'm honestly quite happy with my quiet routines. It's the enforced separation and anxiety I won't miss.
Crafting is such a great way to calm the nerves I find. Especially if you are trying something new. Of course I have made paper snowflakes as a child and with the boys, but I really enjoyed snipping away to make these.
When the sun shines at this time of year I'm so grateful I can make the most of it. It seems so precious during these short, often dull cold days.
Winter sun is great walking weather. This deserted pub made a lovely photo, but I wonder if it will survive as a business? Such a terrible year for hospitality...here we are in tier 3 so pubs and restaurants are still closed, except for takeaways.
Such a shame if this lovely beer garden is lost to the community. My boys loved it here when they were little
Here these impressive chimneys caught my eye.
But I'm happiest on a quiet footpath.
It's a corny joke, but it's stuck with me. Probably because this was exactly the sort of joke my dear late Dad made.
Anyway, they are not at all alarming are they? I quiet fancy one of those walking with Llamas experiences. Like THIS maybe.
The light was really fabulous last Tuesday. It highlighted this stone village sign I had never noticed before.
I also came across this Pinfold a little further on. This would once have been a place to keep stray animals, it's now been restored and looked after by the community, as a small garden. I love features like this and marvel at my lack of observation in never noticing it before :0)
And this tree was full of Long Tailed Tits. I tried and tried but I couldn't get a clear photo of this pretty bird.
And dodging tractors...pheww, there's a lot of smelly muck spreading going on around here at the moment.
Here it was time to go through the sunlit tunnel....not many days when this happens.
And climb the steepest bit of hill around here.
As does this little bistro set, which I bought with money given to me by my work colleagues when I retired. I wanted something long lasting for the garden and I love it.
A long tailed tit!
That really made me smile.
Later in the week I was adding more decorations to our home. I love rediscovering handmade items, from many years ago. The snowflake pattern can be found HERE...I think mine need re-blocking :0)
Yay, I'm so happy I decided to do this over-door greenery again this year, having not bothered for the past year or two.
Around here there's noticeably more decorations than normal outside peoples' houses. I think we are all feeling it's needed, especially this December. A cheery end to a stressful year.
We did get a teeny bit of snow at the end of the week too. Oooh, the first snow is always so special around here, no matter how short lived.
To finish the week another milestone was celebrated... in a much quieter fashion than youngest would ideally have liked....but I think he still had a good 18th Birthday.
When I started writing this blog youngest will have been... 6 years old!.... now he's an adult. Gosh.
So much has changed, but at the same time, thankfully, so much remains constant....like flowers on my mantle.