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Hat Saturday

Work has slowed down & it's wonderful!
We've had 2 whole days pottering about at home & it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Tomorrow, we're heading up to Stoke for a few days, where we'll be staying in a warm hotel room.

Unlike here where it's very cold... Shower time, in particular has become quite a challenge, as our bathroom is freezing.  
One consolation though - we have discovered we can hit some really high notes when singing our favourite opera pieces & our pogoing has taken on new heights! 

We're still determined to get through the Winter without our heating & thanks to Rose...

We're doing it in style!
(She left them behind when she moved)

Time for bed & see you all soon.

Kay & Sime xx

Comments

just Gai said…
Aren't you worried about burst pipes? Our heating is on a thermostat which only kicks in when the temperature falls below 18 degrees. I've taken to sitting on the sofa wrapped up in a fleece blanket to keep me cosy.
Anonymous said…
Stay warm!!
Kath said…
You guys crack me up!
oooo you must be chilly! Love the hats though!
Gai - it very rarely gets below 4c in our part of Cornwall, but if it does - we might re-consider!

Mel & Sooz - thank you, we have thermal underwear & hot water bottles, so we're fine!

Kath - wait till we get on our home brew over Christmas...

K&S xx

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Nettles

Our garden yesterday.
Tall Nettles TALL nettles cover up, as they have done These many springs, the rusty harrow, the plough Long worn out, and the roller made of stone: Only the elm butt tops the nettles now.
This corner of the farmyard I like most: As well as any bloom upon a flower I like the dust on the nettles, never lost Except to prove the sweetness of a shower.
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