Tuesday, 21 December 2010

On the Mend

Unfortunately I have had pneumonia so Christmas preparations came to a standstill, however things are now looking up so Christmas will hopefully happen this weekend, albeit quietly.

We are in the same position as most people, freezing temperatures, lots of snow and bad roads.  Last weekend temperatures went down to -19 overnight and 'rose' to -10 degrees in the day.  I am fortunate in that I have remained inside in the warm and Sid has faced the challenges - admirably.

The Alpacas look well and as soon as the hay is delivered they are there before it is in the feeders.

The dogs haven't ventured too far

Meanwhile the birds enjoy the Christmas tree in the Day time and we do at night.
Lastly, a picture taken many years of Lisa's first pony who died recently aged 40 years.  Magpie was a gem and well known locally.  She gave many children enormous pleasure.
Thank you to the many people who have sent us Christmas wishes, unfortunately not all cards have been sent or presents bought but nevertheless


Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect." (Oren Arnold)


  1. Hope that you are feeling back up to full speed very soon.

    Merry Xmas to you Both

    Barbara x

  2. So sorry you have not been well,hope you are fully recovered soon.
    At least you have the tree up - we haven't!
    A very, very happy Christmas

    Rosemary, Carl and Sam

  3. Hope you get better soon. Best wishes for a Happy Christmas.

  4. Sorry to hear you have been rough Toadette. Get well soon. Have a great Christmas.

    Don't let the old Toad infront of the log burner with the dogs, he'll be there for days ;o))

    Happy Christmas

    Rob n Les

  5. What do you mean 'had' pneumonia? You've still got it!!!! Make sure you dont overdo it of I will try and ski off the Hill and wedge you into the sitting room!

  6. Thank you for your kind wishes, seems my family are very insistent that I continue to take it easy!
    Happy Christmas All

  7. Merry Christmas to you both...I hope that you are soon feeling much better....take care, keep warm and enjoy the festive Season.....lovely photos....of all the animals....and Lets hope that 2011 is a fantastic....Year !.....Jayne