at last some good days here - hurrah for that........ i was seriously starting to wonder if we belonged here at all.
the only bad thing today was blooming Woody who decided to try and climb over our neighbours fence - he managed to get his front legs over but due to the size and weight of his large bee-hind, he managed to get himself stuck..... on barbed wire..... Stephen, of course, was out so i had to hot foot it over the muddy field to our neighbour - Pete then heaved big fat Woody up and off the fence - how i do not know - how can a man be strong enough to lift a fat Shetland pony????
thankfully Woody seemed fine - just carried on grazing with no sign of any blood - both boys have such a thick Winter coat which clearly acted as a barrier - phew.
Sunday and Monday has seen us pottering around the old croft clearing up debris after a night of the strongest winds i have ever witnessed - i still cannot believe that Betsy trailer remained standing!!
the gale force winds completely upturned the very large and heavy pony shelter and destroyed the sheep shelter completely - the only house that remained was Rodders - i put it down to the fact that it had all those holes in the side thus allowing the wind to sail through...... wiser than we thought that Rodders......
Christmas has arrived - two trees and lots of food and drink.
sadly not all the glass arrived - but we have the bottom half in place -pictures to follow soon to show you all how amazing it looks!
we have a sweet pot grown tree in our bedroom / only warmish room in the house........
and an enormous tree in the sitting room!
delivered by bagpipe Brian - chopped from the top of a very tall Scots pine which gladly leaves the rest of the tree to continue to grow x
it all looks almost done until you take a closer look at the floor..... rain still coming in :(
so - glass saga almost over, Rayburn still knackered and still waiting for a kindly wise man to arrive with a magic box of tools....
lovely new wood burner has finally been chosen and delivered for our bedroom - hopefully we will find the time to install it before Christmas Eve......
so that's us as we stand today - i will update tomorrow with pictures as i completely forgot to take any today and now it is pitch black.