As the days reach towards the shortest, darkest nadir of winter, we are busier than ever.
Work continues apace, while at home preparations for Christmas have taken over the dark evenings and all-too-short weekends.
We squeeze in what we can of the outstanding bits and pieces of work on the house, which are ongoing through the year, trying to make it more ‘complete’ than ever for descending visitors – and for ourselves – and there is general maintenance, cleaning, organising, baking, card-writing and so much more to keep on top of in these short weeks.
Somehow amongst all this, I have found the odd hour here and there to make a few gifts for friends and family, with only one small present left to complete before next week. Looking around our home, and through my photos, I create a rather surprising (to me) number and variety of items and gifts in my free time, and rather than continue to shoehorn some of them into this blog, my gardening journal, I have set up another simple site as a portfolio of my finished projects.
You can find this testament to my recent somewhat sporadic online presence at hillwards handmade. Meanwhile, more relevant posts should be appearing here shortly, just as soon as I find a few minutes …