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Monday, 24 December 2018
The Yule Log; its big day.
So here it is, all dressed up, and only one place to go.
As is tradition (in this house), our Yule Log is dressed with Holly, Ivy, berries, and ribbons; in readiness for being placed on the fire later this evening.
It's forecast to be a reasonably warm day, but even so I'll really get the fire blazing tonight, I don't want any risk of finding lumps of unburnt wood tomorrow morning (which would detract from the good omen).
And if Santa comes by, I'm sure he'll appreciate the extra warmth. I'll leave him some Scotch and a Mince Pie too.
Carols from Kings this evening, and the big day tomorrow; I can't wait.
KITCHENS & CASTLES ..........
*The other weekend, we went to stay with our daughter and family who live
in the beautiful 17th century town of Stamford.*
* I'm not showing you any of S...
6 days ago
The difference between an optimist and a pessimist, is that the optimist enjoys himself whilst waiting for the inevitable! I AM that optimist!
This is a daily, optimistic, 'photos and comments' blog. I make no judgements (only occasionally), just notes. If you wish to comment in any way at all, please feel free. Everything and everyone (except the obdurate and dictatorial) is very welcome.
I was born just south of London, but for the past 46 years I've lived in S W France. I am a painter by profession, and writer by desire. Lady Magnon and I live in an ancient cottage, in a tiny village, in perfectly tranquil countryside. We have a vegetable garden called 'Haddock's' (this may crop up from time to time), plenty of fruit trees, and a view that takes the breath away; we also have a Border Collie called Billy. I try to treat our planet with respect, and encourage others to do likewise (without preaching).
Contentment is a glass of red, a plate of charcuterie, and a slice of good country bread. Perfect!