so apart from celebrating with family and friends the first week of the holidays, I was also cleaning and clearing out stuff, by accident this otter ended up on this huge chunk of wood, and I've decided it's staying with us; not staying are the mice, live ones I mean: there have always been mice in our house, but lately they have invaded the kitchen in an annoying way: they carry food with them and enjoy (or so I imagine) their feast in between all the napkins, table-cloths, (tea)towels, placemats...leaving their droppings all over, rather disgusting so I've had to wash it all, and they eat through chocolate wrappers!! now that is just too cheeky, so I've set two traps and hopefully we'll catch enough to scare them back to a safer place (for them and us)
Before my holiday started I was determined I'ld be spending at least one day in pyjama's and watch several films, 'cos there are always loads of those this time of year; as I'd suspected this didn't happen until, until I became ill and had to! I'm still in pyjama's and yesterday I watched Breakfast at Tiffany's and thought Audrey Hepburn amazing and what a funny, moving film! I've spent the past couple of days indoors: sleeping a lot, reading a lot, drinking a lot (tea and chicken broth) finally finishing the newspapers from front to back! and watching day-time tv, such as The Great British Bake-off, despite not being able to eat such foods at this moment, I do enjoy watching their incredible creations
The cloth is charming and speaks of home. Why do hearts and plaid do that?!
and yes Nancy: the weather is Strange for January, too warm and Very Damp over here, not a healthy climate, however I'm enjoying myself (when awake) with films and (sketch)books and newspapers and cloth, and the boys are very sweet.
My favorite 'find' movie of this season was an old one -- "Waiting for the Light" with Shirley McLaine (McClaine?)... it was tender and sweet and funny.