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Season's Greetings


Wishing you all well and for those of you who partake in the seasonal festivities, we hope you are having a happy and fun time!

We had our annual family get-together early this year and enjoyed a weekend in a snowy Somerset. We stayed in a beautiful former church with all the kidlets, where we exchanged our usual Secret Santa gifts, ate, drank, played games and music, laughed and chatted pretty much non-stop!

As the snow fell, we said our goodbyes and we travelled through a blizzard up to Stoke-on-Trent, where we sampled the delights of retirement village living with Granddad Gerry and Nana Stip-Pep!

We then went on to Snowdonia, just the two of us and stayed in a little Welsh stone cottage, just outside Betws-y-Coed. There we experienced a big thaw with lots of flooding and then it snowed again!

We returned home to lots of work and were busy up until Christmas Eve, but have now chilled out for a few days. It's just us and the kitties at home in this little house - there is no tree, no decorations and we are very happy to be avoiding the crazy commercial side of this holiday period. 

In January, we will be on the move again - to live in a straw bale barn on our friends' smallholding.
It's in a lovely green valley close to here, so not going far and it will mean being around like-minded folks and living the simple life we have craved for many years. 
Our French house sale should finally be completing in the new year too, so exciting times ahead again...


Best wishes to you all and hope 2018 brings all you wish for.

Love Kay and Sime
xx


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