Yesterday I took down and packed away all the Christmas decorations, and now all that is left is the Christmas cactus
and the poinsettia - amazingly I have managed not to kill this one, and so far it has only lost one leaf!
while I was packing away the decorations, Malcolm was busy putting up this curtain over the front door. Oh dear, I can hear you say, but how will the door open with the curtain in the way?
a little bit of magic - the curtain rail is attached to a bracket at one end, and can you just see the arm that pushes the rail forward as the door is opened? I had vaguely remembered seeing such curtain rails, and eventually tracked one down online
I got very excited when I was out in the garden this morning - this tiny shoot is a snowdrop, the first of the bulbs we planted in the autumn!
this blackbird is slightly hazy, as I took the photo through the kitchen window
when we were watching University Challenge last night, three of the questions involved naming Russian cities marked on a map. To help, the cities' names were shown in the Cyrillic alphabet. Malcolm was exceedingly surprised (and impressed) when I told him the answers. He had forgotten that I studied Russian at school
after a search this afternoon, I found my Russian dictionary, which was a school prize
I used to be able to read and write Cyrillic script!
some very good advice after the Christmas overindulgence!
I may have stepped away from the chocolate, but this week we have indulged in two delicious cheese scones
but of course as usual we had half each, so not too naughty!
the forecast for the weekend isn't too bad, so hopefully we will get out for a walk, after being somewhat lazy for the last two weeks. And of course I hope to spend some time in my Attic, playing with fabric! Have a good weekend, love Anne