My first non-365 post! I honestly didn’t expect it to be so soon, but we’ve had a lot of snow which has completely changed how everything looks around Adare. And needless to say, I was out with my camera.

Thank you all for your comments and e-mails on my last 365 photo. I didn’t realise so many people were following the whole thing – it’s very encouraging.

Sí and I put on our ski gear yesterday and headed off to Curraghchase with two Fertiliser bags to go down the hill in front of Curraghchase house. Not my brightest idea – we both have MASSIVE bruises on our backsides and are finding it very difficult to sit or lie down. You’d think I’d know better at the age of thirty, but no. And I’ll probably do it again –  it was great fun!

Anyway, after we did the damage, we went for a quick walk around Curraghchase the lake was nearly completely frozen over and I’d say the birds are finding it tough going. This Robin, pretty sure it’s the same one as this photo,  was mad looking for food and had no objections to me getting to within about two feet of him.