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The View Today

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This was our view today from up the hill in front of our cottage.  Nice huh?!
Terri X

Happy New Year!

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I had a lay-in till nearly 10am, well we didn't get to bed till 1.45am.  We spent a lovely evening around a friends house and saw the New Year in around a bonfire in the garden.  It was such a mild night, a few stars in the sky and we had the radio on to hear the chimes of Big Ben.
I have got this beautiful 2015 diary and I have been looking forward to putting all my info on its lovely pages
I still prefer to write everything, not typing it all on a computer.  I have decided not to make any resolutions this year, I am just going to focus on doing my best to work towards a few things and not beat myself up if I don't achieve a certain goal. I want to continue being thrifty regarding food and today I cooked us a lovely roast beef dinner.  The joint was on a half price offer and cost £7.  We have not had beef in the last year as i would not normally spend that much on meat so it was a treat and I have portioned the remains up so that we have a further two dinners worth in the freezer…

It Snowed Overnight

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The snow arrived again overnight but not as much as we thought we would get.  OH persuaded me to go for a little walk just up the road this morning as I was a little unwell yesterday so I hibernated all day.
The weather looks a bit worse over the West and you can't see the mountains so well today.
I felt better for having a little stroll but my hands were freezing even in my gloves so I didn't take many photos.  
Back indoors now with Bonny lazing in front of the stove.  She just loves the heat and hates to move when we put another log in.  OH is having a snooze on the sofa, he gets up so early even when there is no need to. We are just going to have a picky day today as I have had enough of cooking and we can just eat up leftovers.  I have a few programmes to catch up on I-player and my new books to look through so another quiet day.  We have been invited out to friends again for Hogmanay so that will be fun. 
Terri X


Merry Christmas

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Not a very clear photo at 4 o'clock in the morning!  We are always up early on the big day, years of getting up with excited children I think but I said to OH last night we would try and last out until 7am but it was not to be!
A very hard frost last night so everywhere looks white and you can see the snow on the mountains out the back.
The frost makes a nice pattern on the car bonnet
but my plants are looking a bit sorry for themselves
 I've already had Buck's Fizz and started the chocolate Brazil's 
I have cooked the pork with lovely crackling, made a cheesecake and the bubble & squeak for tomorrow, stuffing balls prepared and the veggies so all set for dinner later.
I'm off to play with my pressies
Thank you to family and friends for their lovely gifts, I have been very lucky.  I have recycled all the ribbons and some packaging
I hope everyone has a wonderful Christmas too 
Terri X