So it's finally upon us! I spent today driving a round trip to Bristol Airport to exchange presents with my sister. It took me about 6 hours instead of the 3 I expected. Besides getting lost numerous times and driving through the middle of Bristol, I also stopped at every town on the way home trying to buy Quail eggs. I wasn't surprised they didn't have them at the service stations but I did expect more from Waitrose. Although feeling a bit frantic about it (gets like that at Christmas, I find - I tend to get obsessed with details) I finally realised that my own eggs sliced in half would be just as good!
I was very pleased to find, when I finally got home, that Jonathan had made a Christmas corner in the best room!
It doesn't sing or walk around or fly like the stuff I buy, but I love it!
The last of the 2015 Lorne Hill Farm workshops was held last Wednesday
And Jackie made some lovely felt decorations at Pitch and Stitch.
I haven't managed to finish my Father Christmas, but will do over the next few days. After tomorrow, when I do my final gift run in the morning and have our friends and neighbours over for a musical evening and buffet (two of whom are from Australia and one from Scotland - so not close neighbours), our Christmas will be the quietest we've had for twenty years! - so I plan to batten down the hatches and not leave our little valley for at least 3 days!