~ Emma’s best friend, Caroline and her children came to visit us on their way back up north. It was nice to see them and they got to meet the chickens. Sadly they weren’t here for very long but we should be seeing them again at Christmas.

~ It was pretty cold and miserable and threatening rain when Caroline left us. The easy choice would have been to go back indoors and hibernate. That would have been so easy, but sometimes one needs to act on your instincts and get out in the countryside for a walk. We did, and I took Emma to Wytham Woods and I’m glad we did because we had a really nice walk and blew those cobwebs away. Plus, it’s a good area of woodland and possibly a local alternative for Burnham Beeches.