Christmas Day is all about calculations - when to put the turkey in the oven, how long to cook the pudding for and how long does half a Brie cheese take to go through a Labrador - I guessed about 5 hours, which wasn’t far off.
It was always going to be very close - judging by the size of Countess the pig and with my daughter’s due date getting ever closer - and in the end it was a dead heat!
Countess looking ready
On 21st October this...
August is fine - it doesn’t have the vibe of expectation or the colour of the earlier months, but more of a feeling of consolidating and preparing. I think it must be seeing the first wagons heading up the dale with straw and hay that makes...