Crikey it's cold! I have been giving the wildlife extra rations today as I can't imagine how frozen they must feel out there. The squirrels have been taking the monkey nuts and burying them all around the place - even in the wheel arches of the car! My friendly pigeons have been tapping on the window pane to drop heavy hints about suet and peanuts...I know that some people dislike them, but they are comical little characters. We also have Nuthatches, various Tits, Magpies, Chaffinches and Crows plus many more. It's very satisfying, because a few years ago there were only the pigeons and an odd Blackbird. Oh yes, there is a very sweet Thrush at the moment who keeps perching on the wings of parked cars and watching himself in the wing mirrors! At first I thought that he was attacking his image, but he seems to be talking to himself and spends ages staring at his reflection, so I am now wondering if he has lost his mate and is lonely...bless him. Well, that's the end of the wildlife report!
Do check out the Making Cards magazine website ( http://www.magmaker.co.uk/ ) as they are organising residential weekends of card making for next year! I shall be teaching at some of these and will post details of where and when in the next day or two. The weekends promise to give the chance to try new techniques, meet like minded people and generally have a lot of fun as well!
I am also going to be teaching workshops at Topaz Crafts again next year and will be posting details as soon as I know the relevent dates and themes. You can also check out http://www.topazcrafts.co.uk/ to see their workshop programme or subscribe to their newsletter for updates on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, if you are anywhere near Holmfirth this saturday, pop along to the Edinburgh Woollen Mill where I'll be giving some last minute Christmas inspiration. That's all for now folks! Stay snug and cosy, Lindsay
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