The start of a New Year for many of us means, if not actually making New Year Resolutions, that we give a little thought to the things we'd like to do - it will be interesting to see how we all get on in the coming months.
You might remember that I put together the bits and pieces for our little granddaughters to make a wintery scene for Christmas. They did so well and loved doing it - one was inspired to make another at school with her little friend.
I had some super presents - including this magnificent, quirky stone rabbit - just now looking for a permanent home somewhere in the garden!
Outside, bulbs are peeping through and tiny cyclamen are a cheery sight - spring is on the way but I'm sure we've got more winter to come first, having had a bit of a snowy flurry a day or two ago. Pictures of deep snow in other countries are awesome!
Inside I've got lots of orchids just coming out and in bud. The second photo is of one I've been waiting to bloom for several years - a gift as a small cutting from a very special friend no longer with us. I love having a conservatory as it means flowers all year long.
Best wishes to you all for a Very Happy New Year
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