I've also been given some wonderful presents.
The best one - possibly the best present I have ever been given - is a 70-300mm zoom lens for my camera. Ever since I started writing on my blog about the wildlife in my garden, my partner has heard me grumbling that I didn't have a telephoto lens to get close-up shots.
I often wandered into camera shops and eyed up various lenses, then wandered out again mourning the fact that really couldn't afford one. I was completely surprised to find a zoom lens wrapped up for me under the tree - and I am bowled over that my partner has bought me such an expensive gift!
I am very much looking forward to using it and will hopefully get some great pictures of fox cubs, birds and any other wildlife that graces my garden over the coming seasons.
Another superb gift was given to me by a friend who had heard me say I wanted to learn tea-leaf reading. It is the book The Art of Tea Leaf Reading by Jane Struthers. Once I have read it, I will definitely write about it on my blog.
Other friends who perhaps read my posts on Yuletide music last year gave me CDs: Enya's And Winter Came and Loreena McKennitt's To Drive The Cold Winter Away. They are both perfect soundtracks for a perfect Yule.
The Art of Tea Leaf Reading
Canon EF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM Lens
To Drive The Cold Winter Away
And Winter Came