"The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn" ~ Hartley Coleridge
We have been up to SO much... how about you?
.. the 'afterwards' of celebrating Christmas!
... the important job of warming our dear visitors bed linen.. (why have a hot water bottle, eh?)
.. visiting Saville Gardens in Windsor, with friends and family ..
Then travelling to Bath to celebate New Year eve lunch eating at Tilleys Bistro
Darcy (disrupting play)
Board games at home with the Haven Seniors...
(Mrs H came last, but let us not dwell on that)
.. introducing the attic to Mr Darcy and Mr Bingley
sniff, sniff... poke.. poke
.. 2 hours later...
... food, festivities and champagne to welcome in 2012!
New Year Day
Stepping out into the garden..
sniffing in abundance
(these shots don't capture all, because Mr Bingley ended up plunging inadvertently into the pond and required immediate towel attention and cuddles and extra time by the fire)
A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
We can't wait to visit you all again.... cheers to 2012