We've had many happy moments this last week. The decorations have been taken down except for some special seasonal cards from abroad. the Nativity scene and Three Kings for the festival of Epiphany. I bought the Three Kings figurines in a gift shop in Castleton, Derbyshire. The pieces fit together like a jigsaw and you can buy other pieces that are similar to the Babushka doll idea created by the same artist.
There was no longer any snow on the hills around Castleton, but we spent more time sitting in Ye Olde Nag's Head Hotel than walking around.
|Fishing at Ladybower Reservoir|
I received two lovely Christmas gifts, a Laura Ashley cup and saucer and a book, The Miniaturist, written by Jessie Burton, with a setting in Amsterdam. I have started it, but will read it slowly in an evening and in the daytime we shall be helping our daughter who has had a fall.