Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Orchids in winter

A garden center we visited a few weeks ago was giving away some orchids, so we took a few, well actually we took five! Now we have one in almost every room and I'm learning how to care for them, which isn't that easy. The last one I had in Pisa died rather quickly... But they do brighten the house a bit and bring some beauty to it! Now I've started painting them too and I'll post a photo when I find my camera again, which seems to have gone missing momentarily.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010


Out for some sledding down sheep hill. It's been great fun, but today the snow is starting to melt and it's quite sad, feels almost like spring is about to arrive, but personally I'm still wishing for a bit more snow and wintery weather. It's been cold, but you get used to it, and it's just beautiful with all the snow, though it has been a bit difficult getting the boys to kindergarten and getting around in general.