Sunday, December 19, 2010

Joyeux Noel .......................

 Wishing everyone a very blessed Christmas holiday
just a few days to Christmas and still lots to do. The tree is decorated and looks so pretty in front of the window, the cats love to sit underneath fortunately they have not started investigating the presents. Wonder whether my family will mind some IOUs for Christmas presents still to be made!

The weather is still pretty dreadful, fortunately we can still get around in this part of the UK. The birds are extremely hungry and as they need water I have started filling their water bowl with  warm water several times a day as it keeps freezing over. The squirrels are also frequent visitors and love the special food we have for them but cannot seem to fathom how to use the feeder.  After some research I found that all the feeders designed to attract squirrels are little wooden boxes with a transparent sliding front and a lid.  I don't know if we have a bunch of silly squirrels but they do not know how to open the lid so we tried propping the front section open with a small stick so that little squirrel hands can reach inside to get to the food. The problem is that the birds have now discovered it is easy to get to the food and the pigeons sit and eat it all!
Merlin just loves the halogen heater thinks it was bought just for him. He is still rather a tatty kitty from his skin allergies so think he is feeling rather cold with all those bare patches. I put the kitty bed next to the heater for him and he made himself quite comfortable, even Leila joined him for a short while.

Did find time to complete the outfit for my little girl panda, an embroidered dress, knitted cardi and crochet flowers. Dressed in shades of pink Emmeline is now on e-bay.

Lots of work and shopping still to do. Hope to manage a blog update before Christmas, take care if you live in the snow filled parts of the world. Safe journeying if you are planning to travel somewhere over the holiday season.

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day.  Don't clean it up too quickly.  ~Andy Rooney


Mima's Bears said...

Emmeline is very sweet, I love her beautiful outfit too. Merry Christmas Wendy and all good things in 2011 :o) BTW hope those squirrels get the knack of opening the feeder !!!

ginger@bearbits said...

The little bear's outfit is so lovely and detailed. I still don't see how you can knit those small tiny cardigan. Oh my! I wish I had the patience for that! Happy Christmas to you and your family! And to the animals in your garden!



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