Thursday, 3 January 2013

Latest misadventure

I nearly typed in "Last Misadventure" as a title, but decided that it would tempt Willows' fate too greatly. They must still travel from New Zealand to Colorado before this Grand Tour of the Whole World completes its merry round. Mind you, they'll have to drag themselves away from Angel Catherine first. Mo mean undertaking when the sun is shining in full bloom of summer there. I certainly wouldn't be venturing out of the hobbit hole that Strawberry land has become for anything less. Not if I had my choice!

But I don't. A new year and a new term are upon us. Onward, fraise! And a happy one may it be for you all x


Left-Handed Housewife said...

Our new term begins tomorrow, and I for one am not prepared. The boys have been perfectly well behaved at home, so it's been no problem having them here while I putter about. Waking up before the sun to get them to school? That's a problem.

Onward, indeed!


Gumbo Lily said...

Happy New Year, Maggs!

Betty Hugill said...

I am so looking forward to the Willows homecoming but then there will be something missing - maybe we should do it all over again!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Dearest Toad,

I know the feeling well.

Best wishes,


Isabelle said...

Hope you're all feeling better! School tomorrow? That's horribly early...

Catherine said...

Mm misadventures sufficient I should think indeed! It really would be too mean to thrust them back in to winter just yet..they have a formal occasion to attend here on the 15th of January. We're all terribly excited about the event & I've promised that they can tell you all about it very soon. Meantime it's sun, picnics...the great outdoors ah, but no more swimming!! Cheerio & love from everyone x0x0x0

Jane and Chris said...

Mags and the wee strawberries....get your views ready!!
Forest dwelling
Jane (I AM taller than a hobbit).

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