A beautiful white Christmas!
The 2 days before it snowed a lot. That little messed up place on our railing was caused by a Northern Flicker who stopped for a short reconnaissance mission (unsuccessful – poor thing). As you can see, the clouds are parting & the sun came out – it was beautiful.
In the morning we stuck to our tradition: started with grapefruit in gin, then biscuits & syrup (w/ bacon) for Bill, eggs Benedict for me – along with a glass of champagne. The biscuits are cut out with our little “Pot of Gold” cookie cutter which we received many years ago (as a Christmas bonus) from our coffee roasting company from Thetis Island, BC. The cats participated also.
Santa wrote us this wonderul letter in reply to our request for a new home. (Them Ushers crack us up every time – ho ho ho!!!)
Christmas at the Bleakley’s (David & Inga’s) was as lovely as their tree.
Both Zach (Katherine’s BF) & Omanthi (Ben’s GF) got new scarf/toque/gloves from us. Don’t they look great?
What a nice photo of David
Mom relaxed while the rest of us distributed presents & visited (that’s Ben to her right).
Inga sets an elegant table
The bird was gorgeous (& delicious)!!
There was some serious eating going on — with some hilarity thown in!
We received this famly photo from Steve & Fran Usher – who didn’t have their tripod lined up too well – ha!
Also a photo of Leslie Usher’s “home” (a trailer or caravan as they say overseas) with her BF Michael & his son Cam (a real cutie!). She didn’t tell me the names of their dogs! Note 3 stockings on the right & tinsel all along the windows. They are tree-planting in Scotland this year.
HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is a very exciting year for us with the move promising to take place on schedule, if the weather holds.
Robyn & Arnie sent this lovely photo of their place with the Xmas lights on when they went out for a new year walk! That’s Arnie! Our Jane was in Calif (suddenly soggy after the drought!) – oh well.
We hope all our dear friends & relatives have a healthy & happy 2017! No more blog uintil we move in!