A little Christmas book first published in 1987 by the author of many fiction, non fiction and children's books.
An account of a country childhood in Wessex a hundred years ago. Evoking the delights and surprises of Christmas and the mood of the countryside in the bleak mid-winter, this is a nostalgic and lyrical story.
A quick and gentle read about a little girl sharing Christmas with her brother, mother and her Vicar father in Victorian England.
The tree people came yesterday and took down the big Ash tree at the end of the garden. It was starting to get Ash Tree die-back although it probably would have been OK for a while longer.
How do they do it? Moving about up there as easily as the rest of us move around on the ground.
Much safer now for new owners and next door neighbours' hot tub and new extension and BiL will come over sometime and collect all the decent wood for his wood-burner. They chipped all the smaller stuff and tidied up after them. That's the last time I'll have to worry about trees!