Christmas Approacheth

Dear Little Lambie – always there with his Winning Smile.  It makes my day.

I think he is hopeful for a biccie.


And here is the “Faithful-sort-of” very mischievous Pepper with her butter-wouldn’t-melt and possibly hard-done-by face.

Pepper is a busy little girl – always on a mission, looking for things.  She rarely stops still long enough for me to take a photo.  I was lucky today.

This morning I dodged the weather and drove around the westside of Shetland distributing Christmas presents and cards, while having some wonderful time to myself.

It was very beautiful.

Once home, I found Daisy finishing the decorating of our very small tree.

The tree has to be small because Pepper would eat it all.  Even she can’t reach it….. yet.

We are going down the “Scandi” route. When we were visiting Norway a few years back, I saw a decorated branch hanging in a conservatory. In that house, it was obviously tastefully created and arranged and I thought the same might work for us.

Those that can’t hang any longer have become Christmas ornaments – this is my most favourite for obvious reasons.

8 thoughts on “Christmas Approacheth

  1. Elisabeth Prothero

    Lovely decorations Frances. Hope you have a lovely very Merry Christmas. You certainly deserve it.
    Also thank you for all the wonderful photos you send daily of Shetland and all your animals.

  2. Suzanne Kelly

    Delightful Lambie! Those pictures just make me want to give Lambie a biscuit and a hug. Sweet Pepper; gorgeous landscapes, wondeful decorations: a very Happy Christmas to you all!

  3. Judith Garbutt

    Love the decorations! I don’t feel even vaguely Christmassy. I hope you have a happy Christmas and that the animals all behave themselves!

  4. darby callahan

    Your decorations look great! This year I did not even get a small tree, just put some lights on the fake Ficus. Happy Christmas to you and your family, every darling one of them.

  5. diane in northern wis

    What wonderful smiles from Lambie! Hope he got his biccie! Your little tree is sweet and I love the ornaments hung on the branches….very festive. Who would have thunk? Have a very Merry Christmas, all of you!

  6. Louise Stopford

    Have a wonderful Christmas Frances and the rest of your family both humans and animals. Thank you for your wonderful blog, it is the highlight of my day to see your gorgeous homestead and all your critters.Very best wishes, Louise.

  7. Deb

    Dear Frances, thank you for sharing your life and photos with us every day. I could respond daily but it would just sound trite after a while. Pepper is a beauty. You must be very proud of your beautiful scholarly daughters. I’m going to steal the branch idea. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.



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