Sunday, 3 January 2016

So much rain!

Yep, lots of windy, stormy weather on top of an extremely wet winter so far. While it's lovely to lay in bed and listen to the patter on the windows and the insistent tapping on the roof tiles, it's not so great to venture out to feed the ponies.
My hands have been swollen for the last few weeks so today I'm trying Ibuprofen, I've tried everything else from herbal remedies to Epsom salt soaks. While most of these things bring temporary relief nothing is clearing the problem, so I just have to wait it out and get by as best I can in between!
I've had a lot of help with the ponies but today it will be Moomin and myself in the rain!  You can see how boggy the paddocks are here! Thanks to my Sister for this lovely picture.  Toffee gives kisses for treats, bless him :D
So while some poetic people find ways to wax lyrical about the stormy skies, I sit here beneath my blanket of cats and wish I could stay put for the whole day!

Saturday, 2 January 2016

Hats and stuff.

The hats are returning!
Hop over to the other blog for more news!

I've also been playing with little canvases to try out some new techniques.  This canvas is approx 12.5 x 17.5cm and will also be in the Etsy shop soon.

By the way, I will be updating my Etsy shop every Sunday from now on

Friday, 1 January 2016

Happy Yule.

Itwas a very quiet Christmas in our household.  A time for dreams and reflections.  Last year was not good to me and I'm glad to be leaving it behind.
But twinkly crystals always cheer me and this was the first year I could risk my collection of crystal droplets. Only Piper showed a passing interest, the other cats barely noticed!
Mostly they enjoyed the radiators
or slumbered on the sofa.
The dog had his usual wrapping paper frenzy! When I hid a few dog treats in the paper his fun was off the scale!!!
My lovely Moomin and I relaxed and ignored the chaos around us.
I hope you all had a Merry and happy Christmas and Yule and here's to a better year to come.x