Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Little Visitors

Hello lovely people.  I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and Santa bought you all the things you wished for!
I've enjoyed reading all your posts, but decided to have a little bloggy break for a while over the Festive season.  We had a very lazy but relaxing time, mainly watching TV, reading, and eating too much, as usual.
I cooked an enormous ham that lasted for a week and the usual couple of nice chickens with all the trimmings for Christmas dinner.  There was a mild panic on Christmas Eve when I woke early to find the power had been off all night and wasn't sure what to do about buying the last minute meat and veg.  Luckily it came back on mid morning, so we were saved from the prospect of a festive barbeque!

I must share these snaps of some little critters that have been keeping me amused through the kitchen window.  I couldn't figure out why the fat filled coconut shell disappeared at a rate of knots, despite not seeing a single bird on it so I popped a fat square in the hedge close to the window and waited with the camera ready.  The plastic tub stops all the bits falling on the floor for Lottie to eat!  Not very pretty, but they don't mind.  First a little mouse, a wood mouse I think.

Then some Bank Voles.  We have lots of these in the garden, but I've never seen them this close before.  There's more than one, but they take it in turns to sit in the tub munching away, before swapping places.  Very cute :)

Enjoying some bread.

I hope you have a good time if you're going out tonight.
Happy New Year.


  1. What amazing photos, aren't they so cute, beautiful little eyes!!!
    Happy 2014! :)
    V x

  2. I love these great pictures and they really look so cute, they are also coming into my greenhouse trying to eat my bulbs which are in pots.........
    Wish you all the best for 2014 and a fantastic gardening year!

  3. How lovely! We have some tiny little mice sharing the food on our bird feeder - always too quick to take a picture of though! Have a lovely new year x Jane

  4. Such lovely pictures of those sweet little creatures! Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
    Helen x

  5. Oh wow. That is just so cute! Well done for catching them with the camera!

  6. Such wonderful photos.. can never understand why people are scared (my mum is one) of these gorgeous little creatures.. they are so cute.
    Happy New Year to you and yours :o)

  7. Such cute critters! Lovely to hear you had a relaxed Christmas. The pictures of your home so beautifully dressed for the season in your previous entry made me green with envy. You always make your mantel look a-ma-zing! I hope for nothing but the best for you and your family in 2014 x

  8. Lovely photos and sweet critters. Happy New Year
    Patricia x

  9. Oh what sweet little creatures! Glad you didn't have a power outtage for too long. Wishing you a very happy new year ahead,

  10. Hi Debbie
    I bet you couldn't believe your eyes - such amazing pictures !
    Enjoy the New Year celebrations,
    Kate x

  11. Very cute little creatures, have a wonderful new year.

  12. Bless their little hearts. We all got to survive after all!
    happy New Year : )

  13. Happy New Year to you and your family.

  14. So sweet, and so lucky being able to take photos of them. Have a wonderful New Year x

  15. Those photos are lovely and how lucky to catch them in daylight. Are the birds getting their fair share as well? Happy New Year even if I'm a bit late.

  16. Oh, how cute! You certainly had lots of entertainment right outside the window. So glad your power came back on in the nick of time on Christmas morning. I enjoyed your lovely post. :-)

  17. Awww, how cute. No wonder the birds aren't getting a look in. Happy New Year.

  18. I've only just spotted these lovely photos, such cute little visitors.