Christmas draws ever closer and now the panic is beginning to set in. It’s ALWAYS about Christmas presents isn’t it…..I must say, most of the shops are filled with over- priced, over- packaged tat! Having said that, I came across a fantastic buy yesterday…a five foot, wrought iron, welded crested crane….all the way from South Africa. And the price was extremely reasonable. So I bought two for my brother-in-law, and two for myself. It was hysterical getting them home though….I had to sit in the back of the car with all four of them and almost lost an eye when hubs braked suddenly, as it was I got them home with just two gashes on my arm. Here’s mine in the circle in the back garden.
How smashin’ are they ….wrapping brother-in-law’s was another challenge though……
Here they are in the top right of this pic leaning on the piano. Talking of buying things, hubs bought this GIGANTIC desk which now dominates the study, it’s a lovely desk and great for him when he’s working from home but it’s far too big for the room. Maybe my poor piano will have to go….I really will have to tackle his endless mounds of papers breeding in here in an attempt to have it looking tidy for Christmas.
Now this is the time of year when we all over indulge but I have no intention of worrying if I gain a few pounds, here’s why…..
Y’see the pond in the bottom right? FULL of leaves it is….that has to be cleared out, and sooner rather than later to keep it hunky dory for the frogs.
And I’ve only just started clearing this border in the front. I have to dig it out ALL the way around the garden and prune ten foot hedges as I go, front and back!
And then there’s all the long, long walks the dogs have to go on…..
Not forgetting the border of giant concrete stones that needs digging….and those monsters moving!
Then there’s all the leaves that need raking up.
Also, this ivy growing over and INSIDE the garage has to be battled …. as well as five more rooms that need decorating. So I say….pass me the roasties and the Christmas pud….and an extremely large mulled wine for soon the nights become lighter and the clear up begins.
And finally…..Sam has a new trick, every time he hears the music of the Christmas lights he points his long muzzle mournfully at the moon and lets a howl loose that would waken, and strike fear into the dead!