Just to perk you up, we have had some sunshine as well

Amongst all the grey and gloomy winter days. This was taken with my iPhone on the 8th December.



Here comes the snow….

All of a sudden winter came, we have had nearly 10cm of snow the last few days. At the moment it is -6 Celcius outside. Inside – warm as toast with the fire burning.


Our favourite vista…


Money – I am saving

by picking my own blueberries (and a few lingonberries too). It is relaxing and gives you exercise as well, going for long walks in our woods, just around the corner.

It’s been a fantastic year for blueberries this year, probably because of all the rain we’ve had and combined with a fair bit of sunshine and warm weather in between.


Some time ago we bought two of these mini Le Creuset pots with lids just because they were so cute and I love the colour. Not untill the other day when Witchy and I had been out picking chanterelle mushrooms could we think of something to make in them. Mushroom risotto, with salmon coated with tea leaves and pan fried and seasonal vegetables. It was very tasty.




Keep your fingers and claws for Withy today. She is in hospital with a dodgy tummy and ultrasound showed something foreign in the intestine (can’t remember which one at the moment). She became sick and lost her breakfast yesterday morning and kept being sick so in the afternoon we took her to the vets hospital. She is in good hands, but it is still a worrying time. I love my little dog.