Well, the world of box making carries on apace and after the rush and tumble of Christmas and new year celebrations, life is settling back down to a rhythm of saw blades, head scratching, dust, jewellery boxes, desk boxes and more boxes than you can begin to imagine! Peter is working on commissions at the moment which were delayed because of the Christmas rush and having to keep the elves in order. Of course before he can get down to it he has to clean and tidy the workshop,re-arrange wood, bring stored wood in from the outside, clean the windows, talk to the neighbours. All this is very cathartic I'm sure and like a spring clean of body and mind and hopefully some beautiful boxes will appear in the near future!
Meanwhile we are bathed in sparkling winter sunshine which we are enjoying with lots of walks and Peter even went paragliding at the weekend and managed to stay up over Blencathra for an hour before the sub zero temperatures forced him down!
The hens are laying remarkably well and Edward is now well and truly ruling the roost and has learned to cock a doodle doo with a vengeance. He bullies the girls really badly and forgets that they are a lot older and wiser than he is. They all seem very happy though and I'm sure would be pleased to know that their fellow hens - in this country at least will no longer be caged and that the last battery hen was released some weeks ago and is to be kept as a pet and named Liberty! How wonderful!