Quite a contrast to the snowy winter that we were experiencing this time last year! When exactly is it all going to fall? Every so often we receive a beautiful dusting, a few inches of white diamonds to cover all the dismal brown to remind us that we are in the depths of winter but other than that who would know? This mild turn of climatic events suits us down to the ground since the tractor is still in pieces and our truck is no longer road worthy, so to prevent us from being totally farm-bound, we are on the hunt for a much needed new (to us) vehicle. Faced with icy roads, we know the limitations of the camper van so choosing to stay at home and plough through the paper work has never been harder to avoid. We struggled through a 2 week detox (free of booze and chocolate) which is now over, so we can binge again and with all this time indoors I think that Jamie has actually completed the tax return. To ensure that we are keeping our creative juices flowing and not throwing away the winter idly watching dvds and drinking whisky, we have risen to the challenge of the one hour project. This means we give ourselves one hour (a week) in which to complete a finished piece of art. Sunday was our first attempt, obviously my knitting and Jamie's whittling wouldn't be up to the task so we dug out all the pens and ink that we could find and gave it a go - scanned pictures follow - hope this encourages everyone to give it a go. Meanwhile it's back to the seed catalogues and the warmth of the stove.