The usual rush of Christmas preparations has kept me away from the blog for a few days and of course, just like the most of the rest of the country we have had lots of snow.
It has snowed quite a lot more since this was taken.
Eglu. I hope the snow is acting as insulation because this looks more and more like an igloo, not an eglu as the days go past with frequent fresh snowfall.
Steps at the front of the house leading up to the road.
The rosemary bush in the front garden.
The path to the steps.
It looks alpine. Might need to break out the skis!
Hard to believe that this intrepid chicken (Faith) was cooped up in a battery house this time last year. She is positively gallus, which is appropriate since Gallus gallus is the latin name for a domesticated chicken, and "gallus" is also an Scots adjective which means daring, self confident, cheeky, stylish and impressive.
I think you'll agree that Faith is all of these things, despite the fact that the snow is giving her a rather wet bottom!
It's Christmas Eve and there are presents to wrap and a trifle to make, so I had better get a bend on.
Many, many thanks for all the Christmas wishes. We at Yarn Yard Base Camp hope that your Christmas is peaceful and that you are with those you love, and who love you.
Natalie, Gavin, Simon and Adam.