So, did you see the blue moon then?
We were standing - well dancing about, actually - in the garden at one o'clock this morning and it was like daylight. Amazing.
The vegetable patch looks like an unmade bed (which I suppose it is), with a snowy duvet hurled on top in an attempt to tidy the place up a bit.
And that earthenware pot in the middle of the bed really does have about nine inches of snow on it, and the earth in the pot is another three inches below the rim so you can see how much snow we've had.
A simply breathtaking start to twenty-ten.
The only slight problem was that it was pretty chilly and I couldn't find my hat... so I grabbed the knitted tea-cosy which was lying on the aga, and it did the job magnificently!
Thank you for being with me through 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
Happy New Year. I hope it brings you everything you wish for, and more.