Wednesday, January 1, 2020

A glass or two.



Sophie is up at 6:42.


Her sleep has been interrupted by a) fireworks ( half a dozen rather tame rockets ) b) the 'tikes'' with a seemingly limitless supply of firecrackers c) singing from the village hall and d) a flow of villagers in search of a glass - or two - or in some cases three - of champagne.  You'd think ( hope ) that this morning she'd like a long lie in. Not a bit of it !

The mornings are already getting noticeably lighter. On our start of day walk we notice that someone has added two flower pot 'installations ' to the bus shelter. 


A quiet .... but sensible way to usher in a New Year and a new decade. We are both rather surprised that it is the third decade of the century. The second one seems to have flashed past in the twinkling of an eye.


The last sunset of the year. Sophie is content that her flock is safe and that her skills as shepherd and guardian remain unrivaled.

9 comments:

  1. The sunset is so beautiful, and it's so good to know that Sophie is content.
    All the best for the 2020s.
    Cheers, Gail.

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  2. Echoing Gail's thoughts here. Lovely sunset, and a fitting end to the decade.
    All the very best to all at ROF for the years to come.

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  3. That’s quite a sobering thought about being in the third decade already. Being born in the mid fifties it makes you realise you are running out of time to do all those things you promised yourself years ago. đŸ˜±

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  4. We agree that the past 10 years have flashed past. Miss Pops spent the night listening out for listing party goers heading home, and was exhausted this morning.

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  5. Yes a really beautiful sunset. As to the Bus Shelter: either somebody wanted to get rid of a Christmas Present (in this case very understandable) or it is a competition with the Unst Bus Shelter (which I know only from pictures). Luzia from Basel

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  6. Bailey Bob Southern DogJanuary 1, 2020 at 3:47 PM

    What a glorious sunset to end a decade! Best wishes to everyone for a Healthy and Happy New Year!

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  7. Tous mes voeux de bonheur pour cette nouvelle année à vous Angus, the Font, and the sweet mademoiselle Sophie.
    Bob is still in our minds.
    Best wishes to all of your readers.
    VĂ©ronique (from Brittany)

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  8. Happy New Year! Wishing all of you a wonderful 2020 and new decade.

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