A visitor to our 'backyard'. We often have ducks on our canal, and water birds, the occasional pelican, but this is the first time a black swan has come to visit! I was a bit wary at first, having memories of being bitten by one as a child on a trip to Ballarat (or was it Bendigo?). He only stayed for a day and then was off on his adventures.
We have a fireplace in our home, but it hadn't been cold enough to use it until now. So one chilly night recently we did. I don't think we'll do that again - too smoky despite the chimney working well, and too stressful watching the girls every minute. I quite like the atmosphere of an open fire, but at a pub/restaurant or someone else's house. I'd like to get rid of the fireplace to give us an extra wall to put furniture against. And here's the girls enjoying their babychinos and raisin toast at our favourite bakery/cafe. We're there pretty much every weekend.
Not much of a post, but something.