Yesterday's 'easy' day turned out to be quite busy, but enjoyable. One thing I did do was walk in the fields with the farmer and Tess after lunch, looking for a suitable branch to hang in the back utility room (the entrance everyone uses when visiting us). If you haven't seen the lovely decorated branch which Cro has put up for Christmas then do go to his blog (Magnon's meanderings on my sidebar) and look at it. He has given me an idea for something similar so we went off on a search. We found a lovely hazel branch with catkins already forming. Later this week the farmer will cut it and I thought I would spray the catkins and then decorate the branch in a similar manner to Cro's - so thank-you for the idea Cro.
WE came back but naughty Tess decided that the numerous rabbits were just too tempting and when we got back to the yard there was absolutely no sign of her. I came into the house to make a cup of tea while the farmer went back to search - there she was, nonchalantly coming up the field as though tomorrow would do.
Our Christmas trees are flourishing - my son is having one and will come to cut it shortly. But we have decided against having a 'real' one - the thought of pine needles everywhere is too much to bear. I am rather ashamed to say it though, as the smell of pine is so beautiful at Christmas.
Today the farmer is taking friend W and me out for a Christmas lunch in Hawes at the cafe belonging to the farmers whose sheep we over-Winter. It will be a gigantic meal of their own produce - I shall over-eat and all we shall feel like doing is sleeping it off all evening - must watch the results of Strictly though - who will come off this week and which four will be in the Final next week? I wonder.
If there is an opportunity to take photographs at the Christmas lunch I will do so and post them later in the day. In the meantime, have a nice day - it's a lovely one here.