Thursday, 30 October 2008
We've had a bit of a cold snap here the past few days, signs of the imminence of winter too. I lit the open fire in the sitting room last night, which was lovley, I love an open fire. Not for much longer, as OH has bought a woodburner to install as soon as we can. I know it's a more efficient way of burning wood, but I do like my open fire. I sat in front of it in the rocking chair with a glass of sloe gin......... Yesterday I put up the winter curtains too - big, heavy linen ones with thermal linings - they'll make a big difference to heat retention in here. I also swapped the cotton rug for the winter woollen one, so it'a very cosy and tucked in feeling in here now, ready for winter. The garden is full of birds feeding off the food I put out for them; the feeders need checking and filling every day to keep them topped up. A lot of the leaves are down, ground is sodden and muddy, occasional bits of frost lurk until mid-day, the sky is heavy, white and leaden. I'm looking out the pudding and Christmas cake recipes this week too, to make sure I have enough fruit etc to get them made at the weekend. Getting on with gift making too, so it's all rolling along nicely at the moment.
It must be cold - I'm wearing socks! LOL
Posted by MrsL at 08:42