What's unexpected this time is that the snow not only fell...
... but it lasted!
Finally, we have a lot of birds visiting our feeders.
If Eeyore really lived in that little hut (above right), he'd have reason to be miserable. In fact, it houses the pool filtering equipment. But I like to imagine Eeyore there.
Look away now if you don't like mice!
I'm perfectly happy if they stay outside, but I'm afraid some of this one's relatives strayed indoors and tried to steal our Christmas chocolates. They Are No More...
When the snow started falling, over a week ago now, Son 1 was excited enough to get a wellie boot on one foot and a trainer on the other, and wrap up warm enough to shuffle around the garden on his crutches. Raja followed, doggedly.
Now we're at the stage where a thin layer of snow or, worse, ice has sat over everything for about a week. Crutches are out of the question, so Son 1 is stuck back indoors and, when I'm not working, we're playing endless but enjoyable games of Carcassone. At the moment, I'm winning the latest round...Don't forget to enter my giveaway in the post below, to win four little collections of French vintage goodies!