This is Duchess who, with her partner Saddleback guards our gate.
Every Christmas they each get a scarf of tinsel to raise a smile from people passing through the village and I wanted to share a little our home with you this Christmas, and to thank everyone for taking time out of your busy lives to stop by and say hello, chat about books, heroes, shoes, family and food and all those other good things that make life special.
A very happy Christmas to you all.
May your day be merry and bright,
may your New Year bring you
good health, comfort, cheer
and the fulfilment of your
most cherished dreams.