Christmas has come and gone in the usual blur. I’ve enjoyed lots of gatherings with family and friends, especially going to this veggie cafe with a bunch of pals, it’s very bohemian. You order your meal and then chill with your own alcohol around a simple wooden table, so much cheaper and more relaxing than buying in-house. And I love the simplicity of the place, no frills…..just the good old hippy feelgood factor!
Hubs and I went for an Indian meal over Christmas…seriously, the only thing we didn’t eat here was the candle!
Christmas dinner was fab too…..and not a piece of meat in sight.
The dogs had great fun prancing about under the table while we ate….
But it can all get toooooo much.
One of my favourite presents this year was this mug I got from the rescue, it actually has pictures of our ferrets on it. Lovely that!!!
Now, one of the things I dislike about Christmas is the waste. So much money is spent on gifts that people don’t want, so every time I was asked what I would like for Christmas I said….PLANTS…..and just look what Santa brought, tulips, pomegranate trees, lavender, hyacinths….
Heather, cranberry bushes…..and many more little beauties. Now these will NOT go to waste, instead they will live on for many years and provide so much pleasure, for people and the wildlife.
Now, a little tale for you to end on. About six weeks ago hubs and I discovered a wonderful new walk. We were half way around it when it started absolutely chucking it down. As we were powering on home, we suddenly heard a cat crying. We looked around and there was this cat, sheltering by a skip, calling out to us the whole time. The cat seemed fine, but it wouldn’t stop yowling at us, it was almost as though it was trying to tell us something.
Anyway, hubs took the same walk with the dogs without me last week and was on the lookout for the cat, but he saw no sign of it.
Today we took the walk again, and we’d both forgotten all about the cat until we suddenly heard it calling out again. This time it was hidden in thick undergrowth by a brook and it took a while for me to spot it. As I crawled closer and closer it called out to me the whole time. I was amazed to see it close up. It had the most beautiful, unusual coat, like a golden tabby, but it’s eyes struck me the most. They were the most gorgeous shade of blue I’ve ever seen. Finally I got close enough to stroke the cat. It was very friendly towards me but hissed at the dogs who hubs was holding a distance away. It was in good condition so I wasn’t worried about it, but for some reason I feel like it’s it’s trying to communicate with me….what on earth is it playing at??? Now I know you may think it was just yowling as some cats do, but honestly, there’s something really weird about the way it’s behaving….I think I’ll go back tomorrow…..
And finally, I would like to wish you all a Happy New Year, filled with happiness, prosperity and good health.
Best wishes to you all.