This time of the year can bring out the worst in some people. Just go for a drive and see how many times you nearly get cut off and/or hit!! Unfortunately Christmas isn't always about giving and being kind to those around you. A few years back this household opted out of the 'family' get together where you all get together and exchange gifts that you pretend you like from people you pretend to enjoy being with. I am glad our Christmas is simple, with no expectations, hassles or pressures. We chill out before, during and after Christmas, we just revel in being on holiday.
Today was TOFs birthday so after giving him his birthday parcel I cooked him Bacon and Eggs. We faffed about most of the day at home in the garden. The lads were here with dad when I went for my last Physio. Yes I have been given the all clear and good to go, just keep up with my foot exercises and basically I am tickety boo and jogger foot free.
Down the back in our plum tree is a nest high up in the branches. One baby was in the nest while the other was being ever so brave and sitting in a branch near the nest.
Mum bird was hovering about with food for her babies,
making noises to let them know she was near.
I keep finding new places the girls lay their eggs. Yesterdays surprise was the tiny egg that had been laid. I bet who ever laid it put as much effort into it as any other egg. Does size really matter? I still appreciated this tiny egg.
I called in on Dawn this morning as I was out her way. The paddock next to their house was full of cows and two bulls. They had a job to do, that is all I will say.
Such beautiful girls.
There is a pair of Swallows that have nested under the eaves but trying to get a good photo of them is difficult, they move about constantly. Aggies are out in full bloom adding colour to the countryside.
Tonight TOF and I went for a drive in a neighborhood that goes all out with Christmas lights each year. We parked the truck and went for a wander with every other Hamiltonian.
Some people go all out, some have smaller displays and then others do nothing. We were laughing at the amount of houses up for sale, and decided they probably had to sell as they hadn't 'subscribed to the madness'. Light up your house or leave!!
Fairy lights in their trillions all glittering away.
Inflatables seem to be all the rage.
It was lovely walking in the cool evening air.
Pimped up our selfie as we had no lights behind us.