>> Thursday, 3 December 2009
Have really been feeling seasonal this week. Loads of houses in the village have put up their decorations inside and out. I'm sure it's a villagey thing to decorate the outside space too. Last year we spent an hour wandering the streets of our village and the next just taking in all the pretty lights and displays!
Our first lot of sloe gin was ready for decanting and tasting last weekend. I've never tried it before, so didn't really know what to expect. Was pleasantly surprised, although it's not a bottle I'd reach for over other tipples! Hubby seems to really like it. It's very sweet and sticky, but certainly warms you when there's a nip in the air.
Monday saw our first heavy frost - the car roof looked very pretty. Those patterns of nature - truly amazing.
1st December - the mad rush of excitement from my youngest to put up the advent calendars. We have three that come out every year. This one is always going to be my favourite as it has such memories. Sadly the inscription on the back has now faded so much I can't really read it, but I know if was given to me and my sister by our godparents probably the year I was born so it's now 40 years old and still going strong (much like me really!).