On Christmas Eve we had two surprise visitors. No, not Santa and Rudolph. We, like many homes were anticipating their arrival but our visitors were a genuine surprise. In fact, they nearly gave Mr F a heart attack.
After laying out some hay and carrots on our patio table for the reindeer, and a mince pie and beer for Santa, donning new pyjamas and reading favourite Christmas stories, the little ones were tucked up for the night.
I was elbow deep in ingredients for our Christmas dinner when I realised I needed some parsley for the stuffing so Mr F kindly offered in sous chef capacity to get some from our vegetable patch.
He returned, a few minutes later, visibly shocked and exclaiming "you've got to see this". Well, what could I do but have a look. And there they were. Our surprise guests enjoying a meal of reindeer food from our patio table.
Mr F thought they were reindeer at first, hence the initial shock. He had just heard the munching and popped round the side of the house to have a look and was met with two hairy behinds. Little wonder he was a bit shaken.
The little donkeys have taken up residence in our neighbour's field right next to our house. He has kindly taken them in, for now at least. We can only presume they have been dropped off. A sad sign of the times. Once loved pets that have proven too expensive.
But they have been lucky to find their way here. I will keep you posted on what happens.
I posted today on modflowers about some pretty things I love. Gorgeous screen printed ceramics which are definitely on my wishlist. Take a peep if you get a chance.