I'm sure that I'm not the only one who has lost track of the days this past week. The days have passed by in a blur, each one similar to the previous. School seems a lifetime ago!
Christmas Day was a pretty quiet affair chez josiekitten. Our elderly neighbour joined us for lunch, otherwise we have been able to please ourselves. Santa popped in on Christmas Eve and left some rather lovely gifts. I got a Kindle and Mr JK is keeping himself amused with a RaspberryPi. Florence was given a furry igloo after becoming rather fond of one during her recent stay in the cattery. However I don't think she's that impressed, do you?!
I had a lovely yarny gift from my good friend Snoopydog - a ThreeBagsFull project bag with a rather cute sleeping cats fabric ......
...... and a stonking great skein of laceweight yarn from Briar Rose. There's 2200 yards there, it's going to take some winding!! The colours are gorgeous. Snoops gifted me a shawl pattern too, but I am tempted to knit a laceweight cardigan. I know, complete madness!! I really like this pattern. Time will tell what this lovely yarn ends up being!
On Boxing Day we went for a walk on Wells beach. It was a lovely crisp winter's morning, with blue skies and sunshine.
I love the beach huts here, set back from the beach with the pinewoods as a backdrop. They are so colourful.
The tide was out and the sand was covered with treasures!
Walking back to the car, I spotted this rather fun shortbread Christmas tree in the window of the local baker ....
I have managed to fit in some knitting - I picked up my mink and cashmere cardigan again, and you will be pleased to hear that Flo is keeping her eyes on its progress.
You have to know that Flo never sleeps on the sofa, she is just keeping her beadies on her 'blankie'!! I have also started Caissa, a relaxed tunic-length cardigan, using the pink Shilasdair yarn I bought in Skye back in October. So far, so good.
Before I go, I must just share one last picture with you. You may remember seeing our Christmas pud in the making on Stir Up Sunday back in November. Well this is how it turned out - it tasted every bit as good as it looked! See you tomorrow for a look back at 2012. xxx