I spent the day in the city, spending my Christmas money in our outsized bookstore and also buying myself a new iron. I have had a cordless iron for some years but it died, choked by water deposits, just before Christmas. I had a lot of tablecloths to prepare for festive meals and so I hastened into Canadian Tire (ah, American friends, what you are missing) and bought a cheapie, with cord. And hated every tangled and frustrating moment of ironing 104" tablecloths with it. Unfortunately, Santa did not notice this debacle and so I treated myself to a replacement for my cordless one today. I shall give the offending corded one to the Reuse Centre at our local dump.
The YD and I went to a theatre after this retail therapy and saw The King's Speech. Highly recommend this film. Excellent acting, although I think the Queen Consort is somewhat miscast. It's probably specially affecting and interesting if you know your 20th century British history, but I think it would be a good movie even if you did not have the background.
I am also posting two more pictures - taken on our beaver ponds yesterday afternoon with my nice new little camera. Good thing I did not take the biggie as I got a lot of snow dumped on me getting to the ponds, but little guy was safe in my pocket, wrapped in a spare mitten. I thought the sunset shots would be the best, but in truth I like the dark aftermath of sunset the best.
111/365 Blue Winter World
The tiny black blob in the centre of this shot is JG out on the ice chopping holes with an axe to test the ice thickness. It's skatable! Whee.