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Boxing Day

.... And breathe ...
The house is quiet, Himself and I are sitting downstairs, listening to the wind as we drink the first mug of tea of the day.

The boys are still sleeping as is the dog. Around us, despite our attempts at tidying up yesterday, is evidence of the last few days.

We promise ourselves a walk later to clear the heads and stretch the dog's legs. She has been so good the last couple of days, having to put up with our family jollities and silliness.

In fact, she joined in with her 'first' chrimbly and even 'opened' her own pressies :)
We agree she loves her new toys, playing with them and taking them to her bed, burying them in her blanket.

The wind is bitterly cold, cheek burningly cold and my eyes stream. Moss runs and runs and runs, chasing after her chrimbly pressie Youngest throws for her. In a flash she is back ready for another go.
Eldest finds a rabbit skull, we marvel at it's delicate beauty.
I ask him to bring it home so I can sketch and paint it.
On 'Old Joe's Lane' above the village we follow a familiar route.
A favourite of mine, long enough to feel good, 
short enough to complete before the weather worsens.
Himself wears his knitted beanie I made.
During November, in the evenings, sitting next to him I quietly knitted it,
and, although he knew I was making something - he'd not realised it was for him :) 
On our way home, Moss is proudly wearing the badge of a good walk -
a coating of mud.
Happy dog.

Thank you everyone who commented, 
joined in and linked to my chrimbly crafting posts. 
You were amazing! 
Thank you xxxx


  1. Thoroughly enjoyed virtual participating in your walk and photos. It looked cold!

    keep well

    Amanda xx

  2. I think Miss Moss has definitely found her forever family. Your walk looks interesting even if cold. Been too hot here for walking and now they are talking of a large low coming with flooding rains, which have already hit the centre of Australia, with waterfalls running down the sides of Uluru, (Ayers Rock), which looked amazing on TV. Thank you too for letting us join. It was fun and look forward to what else you may think of. Take care and Happy New Year.

  3. Looks like you had a great Christmas

    Julie xxxxxxx

  4. Looks like Moss had a brilliant day, lucky girl! Hope you had as much fun.

  5. i loved following along in these moments and the beanie hat is lovely too. blessings for the season xx

  6. We enjoyed a post-Christmas walk ourselves yesterday. It felt so good to get out in the fresh air again. I did so enjoy reading your Christmas craft tutorials. Thank you so much for investing the time to do them. X

  7. Your pictures of Miss Moss enjoying a proper family Christmas make my heart soar - Daisy has a come home with a similar 'badge of honour' on her legs! Happy holidays to you all, xx

  8. Beautiful photo's! The rabbit skull looks very interesting to sketch,I hope you share what you produce. Have a great new year!

  9. I did enjoy that bracing walk with your family. Miss Moss looks very much part of the family, our adopted stray cat, Frank, has been very good too, despite the influx of visitors.
    Isn't that rabbit's skull a beautiful thing? x

  10. So sure I had commented on this post. Love the beanie and the muddy legs. All look as they are enjoying the walk. xx

  11. I bet Moss loved all that company on 'her' walk! I'm really looking forward to the day when my two leave the comfort of the house or Xbox and start walking with us! Love the gifted hat, very stylish!

  12. Moss is a beautiful dog! Precious moments are moments we spend with the family!! Wishing you a wonderful New Year!

  13. Wonderful post! Wishing you all the best for the new year, may 2017 be a happy, healthy and cheerful one for you all! Nata xxx

  14. Love Moss's legs - seems she had a good walk; so the hat was for Himself; he looks cool in it.


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