Now that I am back home the normal winter morning routine has been resumed.
The difference now is that there is one less pony to feed and muck out. After turning out I now have a little more time to take the dogs for a walk, which is just as well as the old collie and I take much longer than we used to!
I thought that I would use this shot as it is typical of the Northumberland countryside, particularly the Tyne Valley where we live. For those who think that it is all whippets and leeks in Tyneside, beyond the trees in the middle right is the the village of Riding Mill, reputatably the most expensive place in Britain to live!