I suppose you could say that we have been lucky with the weather over the Christmas period - and it is set to be the same over New Year before the cold weather arrives. Most of our Christmasses seem to fall into this bracket don't they?
Being a tidy soul (a bit of an understatement actually) I shall not be sorry to say 'good-bye ' to the old year. Then I can take down the Christmas cards, read the many messages on them, enjoy them one by one and then DUST!
Not having to do much cooking for the first time in fifty years I did manage to cook a chicken and pigs in blankets and stuffing on Boxing morning for the buffet at my son's. A big treat has been seeing my Grand-daughter and her husband and my Great Grand-daughter (aged 2) who stayed the night and 'took Tess for a walk' (a great event at the moment in the life of my Grand-daughter).
But this morning's gentle walk on our usual route means that things are more or less back to normal. The dawn was exquisite, as it has been for the past few mornings. I am sure that my camera would take a shot which showed the colour but I don't know how. As it is it comes out as a pale imitation.
Time now for a shower and then off to our usual Sunday lunch - salmon again today I think.