Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Welcome 2014

Happy New Year everyone!
It's been a crazy start to the year for us as we welcomed the newest member of our human family at the end of November 2013.  Master D is now 8 weeks old and thriving.  Big sister has made some huge adjustments and is learning to share time with Mum and Dad with her brother.

We had a wonderful family Christmas with both hubby and my sides of the family joining us for a Potluck lunch which we ate in hubbies new workshop.  That way I could have the house to myself for feeding etc.  We did the same thing when Miss 6 was born and it was brilliant and proved to be this time as well.  We were all exhausted at the end of the day with so much talking, laughing and eating!

My garden that I had so carefully planted out in anticipation of the new arrival has been enjoyed by slugs and snails!  They even gobbled up my 4 courgette plants in one night!!  After watching River Cottage one night I tried Hugh's suggestion of cut oranges left out for the slugs.  I caught one which the chooks enjoyed and unfortunately created a lovely home for ants.  Oh dear....

I have been stocking up on reading material for my Kindle and one day when I have 5 minutes I intend to read some.

On my list are

I have taken up a Challenge on Facebook to get rid of 2014 things in 2014. I'm up to about 170 so a wee way to go but it is a good challenge for me and therapeutic having the odd 30 minute speed clean.