Today’s guest picture comes from Mary Jo in Manitoba who has sent me a small quilt made by her friend Lucie which shows a delightful seasonal robin.
Every day at the moment seems to be in competition with the day before to see which can be the more unpleasant and gloomy. Today won hands down, as it was even greyer than usual with brisk winds and lots of drizzle and rain.
It was lucky that there was plenty to do indoors with singing in the church choir after breakfast followed by entertaining and being entertained by Matilda for most of the rest of the day.
I put on my waterproof trousers, boots, jacket and hat and braved the rain for a short walk after lunch just to stretch my legs. It wasn’t a day for taking pictures…
…so I managed a gate on the Lodge Walks…
…the new view at the top of the pheasant hatchery where a wood has been cleared….
…and one of the trees that the fellers have left behind…
…but I was mostly glad to get home without getting absolutely soaked.
When I got in, I was the audience for an extensive dancing display by Matilda. She goes to dancing classes and has a very good line in expressive interpretation of a tune. I even did a little granddad dancing myself.
There was no opportunity to hang about in front of the kitchen window so there are no birds today and I don’t really enjoy taking pictures of people as it seems a bit intrusive so there are no pictures of people either.
However, we have left out a mince pie for Santa and a carrot for his reindeer so we are hoping for a good day tomorrow.
I am off to sing in the midnight carol service at the church so I will take this opportunity to wish all the blog readers a happy Christmas and seasonal good times and thank those who have sent Mrs Tootlepedal and me their good wishes.