despite having that feeling of panic that i will never get anything finished, i have welcomed December with a huge smile on my face.
the first two days of December have been crisp and sunny here at the tip of Scotland, perfect for dog walking, visiting a flock of new sheep that we will hopefully be purchasing next year and thinking of decorating the stone cottage.
at the moment the cottage is full to the brim of my sewing and knitting projects and my badly organised packing station - the cats are getting used to walking around the house with parcel tape attached to their tails, collecting dust..........
perfect way to save time on the housework
when needs must....
the bah humbug that i live with has refused to collect the Christmas tree this weekend - he must have caught hold of the fact that i have plans for two trees when there is in fact no room for even one
the thing is i would love to have a tree in the sun room ( which is the entrance to our house ) with just white lights on - i did this for the shop each year and it looks spectacular at night.
so of course i will need a tree in the sitting room for all my decorations to go on - the trouble is in order to fit in the tree we will have to remove some furniture and then where will the furniture go?
perhaps the Christmas pixies will sort it out......
on the top of talullas Christmas preparations is the choosing of the Christmas stocking
unsurprisingly she has gone for the one in the middle
bean has never spent a Christmas with us so talulla has told her you only get a stocking full of presents on the second Christmas that you are here.......
wise old talulla
there has been very little happening here this week apart from completing orders and packing parcels to send, so my mind has turned a little mushy
perhaps that is why i was so excited when Stephen came home with these matches
the rest of today will be spent browsing Etsy for family gifts, walking the hounds, visiting my sheepy girls and hopefully remembering to take close-ups so we can decide on names, and attending a Christmas fair
it is being held in the village hall near to our plot of land
the place we will be building on really soon (i hope!)
not too sure how it will be considering the numbers that live in the area, but i am told that all attend
so anyone that may be passing on their way to John 0 groats today...........
you cannot miss the hall - it is the only building to be seen that is not a house!
see you all next week