Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year

Felling the tree on Christmas Eve had to be done quick as the the temperature was minus 30 c. One week later and it's 35 degrees warmer and the snow has all but gone. Weird weather, we had the same temperature on Midsummer's Eve as we do now on New Years Eve. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014

It's not you it's me, sorry!

Sorry about the poor quality of the pictures, tried 2 different aps, but it didn't help, I guess it's what to expect on the shortest day of the year with very little light. But we're heading towards lighter days from today onwards. Which is good because I managed to drop a coin down the inside of my washing machine yesterday, shatter a big glass plate all over my freshly washed dishes and slip over on the way to the shops!
But it was still a good day, I discovered where my washing machine had hidden it's filter, the dinner plates are extra clean and I spent the evening ice-skating with the girls and didn't fall once :)
Love and seasons greetings to you all.
We're now off to the backwoods

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Early starts

490 grades done! Got up at 4am every morning the last few days to finish them, but all done for now.
Tomorrow's Lucia, so I get to lie in till 5.30. Normally I get up at 5.45 as lessons start at 8am, but to prepare for Lucia we need a bit more time. Strawbs is taking part tomorrow, so we spent the evening ironing her dress... I didn't even know we had an iron. Fortunately she's not Lucia, just one of Lucia's followers. Poor Lucia has to wear real candles in her hair and not only are they very heavy, but the candle wax that drips down is hot. Fingers crossed no one gets burnt, just to be on the safe side there's always a few buckets of water close at hand. Fingers crossed we won't need them.