Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy New Year

We had a very enjoyable Christmas here at the Presbytere. Good food, good wine & great company. Just Roger & me & the chaps!!
On Christmas Day we attempted our annual beach walk, not another soul in sight probably because of the bitterly cold wind, but Miz Bess wasn't up to it so we turned back early.
She was fine a couple of days later when we walked through the Forest at Cerisy, the chaps always enjoy that walk.
We've spent a couple of lazy days in front of a log fire catching up on our reading & snoozing, sometimes managing to do both at once, and generally recharging batteries.
It's been a good time to flick through gardening books and think about vegetables to try in the potager come spring.
No snow for us this year but several mornings there has been a hard frost and frozen garden ponds to wake up to. The resident moorhens have abandoned the garden and decamped to another small pond at the end of the drive, they still come up to the house to be fed though! I didn't raise no dumb moorhens!!
2009 didn't start with fireworks (we're rather more sedate these days) but I have a good feeling about the year, despite the state of the world economy, and (fingers crossed) there are some good times ahead to look forward to.

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