It has been a very stormy start to the New Year but that didn't stop us celebrating with a community party in the village hall. Some wonderful music and dancing and lots of great food too.
The weather kept us indoors most of the time. Still, we found plenty to be up to there - like, finishing off the Christmas cake - well it really has to be done.
Staying close to the fire - and time for the decorations to come down. The holly and dried oranges made our home look and smell so Christmassy, and they gave off a nice blaze as they warmed us one last time.
I made the first batch of bread this year - it was so good,
And James made pictures with the shells he collected on our New Year's Day walk.
We visited our neighbour's new calf, called Coco-Pops. He was born during the Christmas storms - a surprise concealed pregnancy. When our friend went out to feed his cows, he noticed one was missing from the group. He found her at the other side of the field with her newborn calf!
And on one of the few dry spells of the week, James came running in, calling on me to bring my camera right away - he had found the first daisy of the year! He knows me well...
Just some random happenings from our week. Ordinary - extraordinary things that filled my seven days with joy xxx