Wednesday, 6 January 2010
This is the sight that met me at 7.00 am when I let the dogs out of the back door! We had a heavy snow fall overnight & the garden & fields were smothered in a blanket of white.
The Boy was delighted to find that his school was closed today (after only returning to school yesterday after the Christmas holidays!).
The snow made a pretty sight & the dogs were delighted. The cats & chickens on the other hand were decidedly underwhelmed!
It's almost a week into the new year already & I'm sure that many of you, like me, couldn't do without a calendar to keep track of day to day appointments, reminders & so on.
For the past couple of years I have used the really nice free calendars included with the January issue of Homes & Antiques magazine which have lovely photos & plenty of space for writing on.
At the end of the year they end up in the recycling box, but it seems that in years gone by some people hung on to their pretty calendars & I have been fortunate enough to find some to offer in my shop. I am always delighted when I come across this sort of thing as they were disposable items.
This perpetual calendar makes me think of the spring that is just around the corner (difficult to believe on a snowy day like today!)
The cute calendars below date from the 1920's & 30's when kittens, dogs & idyllic country scenes were very popular. All of these plus some others are available here.
Finally, don't forget to feed your garden birds as they will be struggling to find food in this winter wonderland. Our bossy blackbirds are hogging the treats today but the robins & the rest of the gang are holding their own!