We are almost done with the Christmas preparations now, following an extended trip to IKEA and one of the larger supermarkets in Dijon today. Tomorrow involves picking up the tree, laying in a stock of wood for our woodburners and generally making sure we can all kick off our shoes on Christmas Eve, dress the tree and start the week or so of feasting which seems to be the main point of the Troll existence.
The weather is steadily getting colder and we are promised snow next week, although not on Christmas Day itself, which is unusual. THIS is why I have posted the above picture. It is taken from the pigeonnier at Saucy, our neighbouring village, and looks over towards the hills of our valley. Doesn't it make you feel warm and happy just looking at it? Believe me, I **am** looking at it, clad in my three jumpers, thermal undies and hand-knit socks hehe!!
I also found the perfect cutting out table at IKEA today. Now, I know I won't find this in my Christmas stocking, because Troll has already been very generous with regard to recent fabric purchases... but, it is certainly something to aim for as a bottom line for my pattern sales. It's good to have a dream, isn't it??