First of all Happy New Year to all. I am sure it will be a better one than the last, it must be after what we all went through in the last. What a sight this morning when I looked out the window. It must have snowed throughout the night. It coated my garden completely, but it seems to be a friendly snow Not hard and freezing but soft to the touch.
I was just listening to one of my favourite classical pieces and thought I would share it: intermezzo from the Karelia Suite by Sibelius, something to begin the day with.
I did not wait for the New Year yesterday evening, although there would have been only a quarter of an hour to go. I was thinking of going to bed but the film “Sound of Music” was on the TV with Julie Andrews etc. I knew the story of the von Trapp family from Austria but had never seen the film, which has really nothing to do with the actual facts. However, I decided to watch and enjoy. It was typical kitsch, but brought back a few musical memories.
I was also busy at last making my cake. This time it was an orange cake. Instead of showing the finished product, which even Mr. Swiss found was great, I am showing the mess that you make when actually making a cake mixture. I even found a remainder of Cointreau which was almost a miracle in my non-alcoholic household, although I always have some red and white wine for cooking various meat dishes.. The recipe said two tablespoons of cointreau. I still have enough for a second cake. I am now toying with the idea of baking my own bread. Living a life of isolation due to the weather and Mr. Covid I have the time.
I am still making sure that our feathered friends have enough to eat in this Winter weather, although they disappear as soon as the notice a movement from my camera.
I also noticed paw prints in the snow this morning from our neighbouring cats.
And now to get down to a little housework, although I have everything under control. The only excitement at the moment is hearing the snow clearing machines on the road and our local estate. At least the paths are clear, although I am not going anywhere. Have a good day everyone, whether under snow or in the sunshine according to which part of the world you are in.