No Christmas tree at la Verderie this year, I am fed up with clearing up pine needles which the dogs spread all over the house, so have gone for a couple of branches from the old walnut tree around the corner and my vintage glass baubles.
Buddy our new rescue dog is settling in well and he and BeBop have become inseparable.
The weather was fantastic for most of December, cold and frosty at night with blue skies and warm sunshine during the day, perfect.
Christmas day was lovely, just 6 of us for lunch (and 5 dogs), lots of eating, drinking and relaxing.
On Boxing Day we went for a walk on the beach, perfectly timed in brilliant sunshine between the showers.