The Chiffchaffs love getting nectar from our Aloes during the winter …
… and come away with the pollen staining their bibs.
We had a lovely Family Christmas with Archie and Alexandra coming to stay with Daniela, I and the kids – sadly Araby is still in New York.
Santa Clara had a market …
… where we got all the last presents and had a lovely Piri piri chicken lunch; I wonder what the health inspectors would’ve had to say about it!
Just before Christmas we found a puppy lost in the middle of nowhere – the lucky thing! After enquiries we also found the owner, Zé da Choça, one of our neighbours up the track, but he had five others and thought it was a good idea we kept it – so now we’re up to four dogs again!
Went for a wonderful walk and found some Fly Agarics ….
Walking back as the sun went down ….
… and then got home to find these Agaricus macrosporus on the lawn.
Of course we had to have The Christmas Swim … well I say “we” when I should say “the brave ones” – personally I don’t go in till the water’s a tad warmer!