Monday, 23 December 2013
Christmas cheer and those flooding pictures
This little fairy teddy came from the same source and is a far cry from the little plastic fairy of my youth, with her stiff glittery paper skirt. We used to have little painted tin candle holders which had a crocodile clip to attach it to the branch, and then you LIT the little candles. OMG, 'elf and safety would have a field day with those nowadays, as well as the GLASS baubles we used to have and which shattered into dagger like pieces when dropped.
Quite what a dragonfly has to do with Christmas I don't know, or the little handbag on the branch above, but the children tought they were lovely and they are now part of Christmas.
I can finally share some of the blocks for T's quilt. Purple is her favourite colour . . .
I have also found some of the flooding photos I wanted in my Photobucket account. Here is what normally passes as a stream, beside Monachdy, Pontargothi.
When it reaches the Cothi, it helps bring levels up until the pub at Pontargothi is nearly awash . . .
Further downstream, the Cothi has joined forces with the Towy and spread across the flood plain.
Our own River Cothi, with an autumn spate.
Sometimes it freezes (it was minus 17 in our river valley that year.)
Anyway, it's blowing a gale and lashing down with rain out there, so somehow I don't think we will be having a White Christmas in our neck of the woods.
Keep safe everyone, and have a wonderful Christmas.