My Sunday Photo...and other things

Today started beautifully with the sunrise casting it's magic light onto the woods. 
It reminds me so much of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock in the southern part of the Northern Territory in central Australia when the light catches it like this. 
It promised to be a bright day but unfortunately it didn't turn out that way. 
The clouds blew in on a chilly wind and it was accompanied by a shower or two of rain.
I'm keen to see what tomorrow brings because there's talk of snow!
If it arrives I'll be sure to take some photo's.
I can't imagine how Mufftypup will get on if it does arrive, because she's been clipped this week.
Unfortunately she has very little hair at the moment as the groomer seemed to be a little over zealous to say the least. Muffy's been very keen to put her jumpers on and doesn't stray far from either the wood burner or the Aga.

Finally, this week I've finished my little trips away, so it's down to the serious business of getting ready for Christmas. I even enjoyed cleaning the house today! 
I know... what's that about? 
I was concerned too, so I checked my temperature and pulse rate but it seems that I'm okay. 
It just shows what the holiday season does to you. 
  I delegated the job of having the eight boxes of decorations brought down from the attic. 
So tomorrow I start in earnest... decorating the house, trees up, recipes and menu's planned... 
... and then maybe I'll wake up? 

I was also checking through my photos today, and I came across my Christmas book tree. 
I took this photo a few years ago when we lived in Melbourne but I love it.
I thought you might like to see it. 
I was so pleased because I adore books and this just seemed perfect.
I never normally like to even open a book fully whilst reading it, so to break it's back is normally unthinkable for me, but these were older specially chosen ones for this purpose. 
It was quite a busy day today because I was also Santa's helper too.
My daughter has taken a little trip to London and called in the magic elves to keep the studio in full production mode whilst she was away. 
The orders are flooding in for her Christmas designs which is wonderful.
Here's a link if you'd like to take a

As you can see the 'Quality Control Elf' (aka Mufftypup) was in prime position to check I had everything in order.
After all that activity it was time to settle down in front of a roaring fire with our yule log glowing to watch a Christmas movie. 
Someone had better get some serious rest because tomorrow could be quite eventful, especially with a tree coming into the house and possible snow! 
... and so the day comes to a close... (yawn)
but before I head off to snoozeyland I'm going to join the Sunday photo linky, Wordless (on Tuesday)) and Create with Joy.
Create With Joy
Whatever you have planned for tomorrow have fun and enjoy the day...
I hope to see you again soon