Thursday, 31 December 2009
Wednesday, 30 December 2009
Monday, 28 December 2009
Sunday, 27 December 2009
The back and front of the house and the streets leading to the centre of the village this morning.
Well, Christmas day may have been free of falling snow but we've had quite a lot since then. This morning after it stopped snowing there was about 15" level fall. Luckily there hasn't been a puff of wind otherwise things could have been a lot worse. As it is, the only things moving around the village are 4-wheeled drives....and we don't have one. The bus route through the north side of the village is clear as it has been kept well salted and gritted but it is the getting there that is the problem.
Chic and I have another problem............we have only one pair of wellies between us and they are a must for this amount of snow.
Saturday, 26 December 2009
There were no shepherds out in the fields (not a sheep area) or wise men/Kings who came visiting as this was wartime and fuel was rationed, as was nearly everything else, but there was an Italian prisoner of war, who lived with the couple, and he brought his handmade wooden gifts which were much enjoyed, but over the ensuing years, they disappeared. How they all wished, in later years, that they had looked after them better as they may well have been worth quite a bit of money today!
Thursday, 24 December 2009
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
Hard frost is forecast for tonight, with temperatures dropping to minus 16 degrees C...(might not be THAT cold here, but very frosty all the same)...so it's still looking good for a White Christmas.
Outside the front of the house before daylight.
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
The eventual Best in Match rosette was won by my own papillon, Mo. I didn't take a photo of him then.
The evening ended off with a buffet supplied by committee and members and the drawing of the raffle prizes.
We were lucky in that the really bad weather didn't start till the next day so although many people taking part came from a fairly wide area all made it home safely that night.
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Wednesday, 16 December 2009
This photo of Wee Geoffie, now renamed Pepe, fell out of a Christmas Card from his owner, Eunice. It's hard to imagine that he was only one and a half ounces when he was born.