Starting the New Year

George at The Hintons Bed and Breakfast

Here in the Chilterns we are 700 metres above sea level so are safe from flooding but very slippery under foot on our lovely walks.

Christmas flew by with plenty of activity at the Hintons. We became very creative making our own door wreath from a moss ring with bunches of ivy, bay leaves, holly and fir tree tied into smallish bunches with florist wire and tied onto the moss base. Having covered the wreath with relative ease, we decorated it with walnuts, dried orange and lemon slices and small bundles of cinnamon sticks. The final finishing touches were a few pheasant  feathers and a pretty ribbon which made a stunning decoration and ready to hang.

One sunny Sunday afternoon we took Oakley for a walk in Parsonage wood and gathered logs and sticks to make our Christmas Reindeer. A couple of hours later 'George' stood proudly in the garden looking as majestic as a 14 pointer Red Stag. I’d like to share our secret with you but in truth I just made the tea!