And we're off .... into this brand new year with a couple of quiet days, both full of contemplation and minimal work.
The henhouses were cleaned out, as I do daily, the dogs were briefly walked yesterday, although they are hating all this incessant rain and mud and tend to dash back to the house and plonk themselves on the doormat waiting for me to return and let them in. Today we took them out for a proper tramp through fields determined to tire them out.
There has been lots of television watching and much to much to eat, so it's a good job we have lots of food in store as what we have has to last us as long as possible if I want to achieve my minimal spending plan for this year (see here for more information). The first £10 of £2 coins has been popped into my housekeeping purse and now I have to see how long that will last. Anything we run out of and that will need purchasing gets added to the shopping list on the fridge, up to now it is completely empty, lets see how long it stays that way.
By the way I have no idea what Ginger was watching with his head through the catflap like this, resting on his front paws, possibly the birds or squirrels on the feeders but he stayed like that for over ten minutes so I simply had to get a photo, he only gave up when Archie decided he wanted in and pushed past him!!