Our table was near the 'hatch' where the food appeared and just behind there were the pizza ovens. I liked the effect of the green light on the coving above the hatch but only took a really quick picture for fear of unnerving the pizza guys.
This is really testament to the underlying strength of our Christmas tree (bought from Argos last year - mixed reviews on the website, I may have to add one stating 'withstands sturdy cat'). Branches may come out as they're the slot in type but the tree hasn't fallen over or collapsed under the cat yet. I'm impressed.
UPDATE: I never learn do I? Half an hour after posting that Toby ran into the tree at warp speed and knocked the whole thing over. Took both cats another half hour to un-bottlebrush their tails!
It was the Christmas event at Kittochside and we were determined to get the kids out in the fresh air. This is my (much-photographed) Favourite Tree, on the way up to the farm. As you see, a bit of a thaw since the last blog-post!
And this is view from the stackyard.
There were still some patches of snow but it didn't seem to bother the sows.
Ah, I do like the piggies!
About to head back down the hill for a very late lunch.
Then we got home, put up the Christmas tree and somebody made a beeline for it!
And this is why I love my camera so much! You think you haven't got much, then you get the image onto the computer, start zooming in and there's all this detail you had no idea you had!
So obviously the snow was still here. The cats had fun - briefly.
I dragged the kids out for a walk and to build a snowman but the snow was too cold and wouldn't stick to itself so the snowman was a non-starter. The kids went back in to the warm and I stayed out for five minutes to take some pictures in peace!
Stick a robin on top and I'd have the perfect Christmas card..
Mr Borg getting home and having to dig his parking spot clear again. I think he was the only bit of colour for miles!
Evening beginning to happen and it all looks very peaceful.
Hester on the back steps showing some reluctance to go out - I wasn't forcing her! She wanted to go out - it's just that her feet didn't agree with her brain on this issue..
It was a beautiful clear day though correspondingly chilly, so the cats only stayed out a few minutes. Toby thought about jumping down into the garden behind then saw the depth of snow and commonsense prevailed. Look at my washing-line - I never thought a whirlie could hold so much snow!
And this evening's I've-got-to-get-out-and-get-some-air-or-I'll-crack-up picture - it was lovely but really cold.
Once upon a time my friend Bee told me about 'project 365' in which you take a photo a day for a year. I wasn't that disciplined about it and it took me one year and 3 months to reach Day 365, but it quickly became a habit of sorts and also a record of my year. So I've overrun but I continue with it anyway!