A Quick Holiday Post for Holmes…

I know, it’s another video, but as I’m not up to writing much at the moment I thought I’d share the new Sherlock Holmes trailer with you.

Not particularly what I enjoy Holmes-wise (plus the fact I can’t stand Ritchie or Law), but a fun action movie I think I may enjoy anyway –  if I get to see it anytime soon what with snow and ice making visits outside the house rather unpleasant.

Hope everyone has had a nice Christmas so far, and hasn’t eaten or drunk too much :mrgreen:

A Victorian Christmas to You and Yours

The castle looked lovely for the Christmas weekend, with its’ natural decoration from the estate and other Victorian inspired decorations.  We had a peaceful, but steady weekend along with Father Christmas, and the week of Carol concerts also went well.

We here, have been enjoying the return of the Victorian Farm for Christmas, and a special two part episode of Cranford.

I’d like to wish all of my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year specially decorated with two of my Victorian Christmas cards from my collection.



Also, why not add a bit of Wizzard and stir, eh?!  Have a good one!

There’s Somebody (Squeaking) in the Room!

Well you know what they say about famous last words.

Both the Mum and I really felt the loss of Gilbert the last rat, and the Rat Palace had been tidied away.  The house just wasn’t the same…

So…I arrived home from work to discover…

The rats

Namely, nine week old MacDonald, Wilberforce and Cuthbert.  Obviously the Mum was weaker than I, and went in search of them.  There was supposed to be only two left, but one had hidden himself in the pipe.

Baby ratties could warm even the coldest of hearts.

Robin Hood, Robin Hood

It looks so good I had to say it twice 😀

Seriously though, have you seen the new Robin Hood trailer?  Russell Crowe looks really good in the role, and I confess did take me back to Gladiator days…

Did I mention I loved Gladiator?  No?  Where have you been?!  You must have remembered that I love all things Robin Hood right??

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While we’re on the subject of old stories, how good was the last episode of Merlin?  A totally non-guilty pleasure of mine.  Here’s to series 3.

The Creature Invasion

An update of all the creatures that have been created lately, some comissions, some for Christmas.


The Nativity set was comissioned, and contains the full set of characters and animals with stable – only the characters are all bears!

Christmas Collection 09

We completed penguins again this year, as they were so popular last year.  We also did a few snowmen.

Mini Robins

We also tried out mini Robins!  These were very popular – it seems that the birds always are!  They also led to a collection of assorted mini snowmen, penguins etc.

We were very pleased to see many of these creatures make their way to raffles and charity events, as well as gifts.  The house does seem a bit empty without them now though…

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

A chance comment on the radio today about a film being made of the book Pride and Prejudice and Zombies reminded me of this cool trailer for the next book that I saw some time ago, Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters.

It’s a bit daft, and the end is a bit gory, but I still laughed like a drain 😀  Hope you enjoy it.

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I shall be castled all weekend for the Christmas events, but I have some Christmas creature projects updates coming shortly.

Here Marks the Passing of Gilbert

Just briefly putting my head above the essay parapet to record the death of Gilbert the rat, my last ratty.

I miss him already, but I know he was ready to go and be with his brother.  :sad:

The pets are getting depleted, but I have no plans to get any more rats in the near future.  Goodnight, Gilbert, sweet dreams.