December 2013

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27th December

Well, all the cards got written and sent, and the presents wrapped and put under our tiny tree (left). Yes, we had one again this year - our first since Henry Wowler took up residence - because he's now outgrown (in every sense) his tendency to poo in plant-pots, and (luckily) took no interest whatsoever in trying to climb it or play with the ornaments. And now the gifts are all exchanged and unwrapped, the turkey eaten, the chocolates disappearing fast... and after all the excitement, Christmas receding for another 12 months. Hope you had as good a time as we did, including receiving the presents you asked Santa for - in our case, a cordless electric drill for Hubcap and a food processor for me, (ah, the joys of middle age!), while Mr. Wowler got some cat treats and a play-dispenser, a new catnip toy to replace the last one he tore to shreds, and a bag of low-calorie Royal Canin kibbles to try and help him shed a couple of pounds (fortunately he seems very fond of it).

So now I'm looking forward to trying out my new toy, making some medieval dishes for our Battle of Wakefield commemoration at Sandal Castle on Sunday (see Events for more details). Currently, the weather forecast looks set to be fair, if cold and breezy, so we shouldn't have to cancel for snow; and since the event's been getting good coverage in the local press and on the Sandal Castle Facebook page, we may be in for a bumper turnout! I just hope we've laid in enough chocolate coins to pay our 'recruits' in the bill-drill... either way, a report on proceedings will be my first post of January 2014. Meanwhile, in case we don't see you at the Castle on Sunday, let me wish you a very Happy New Year - have a good one!


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