Well perhaps the most serious new occurrence for us is the threat of Avian Flu. We have been asked by DEFRA that all poultry should be kept inside away from contact from wild birds. There are outbreaks of the devastating bird disease in Europe and precautions are being taken to prevent the spread to Britain. It is obviously not an ideal situation for free range birds. They do however have sufficient indoor space for them to be comfortable and we have added in "toys" to keep them occupied. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
Sunday morning I went to the nativity service at my church. The minister who has quite a sense of humour started by confessing that the children hadn't rehearsed at all and perhaps it would be a good idea to take the collection before we saw them perform! They were of course great to see.
On my return home I found something waiting for me near my door.
Then by the end of the evening it was in place and decorated.
Here are a couple of taster ornaments.