More food shopping, Beef Tagine marinating for New Year's Eve, house tidying , paths swept, greenhouse cleared of a few more chilli plants. A million bits of paper either culled or transferred into my new diary, time spent trying to sort Hedgehog photos and videos caught on my camera trap over the summer, a wallow to thaw out and then Turkey curry for tea beside a roaring fire. There was a small flock of Yellowhammers in the field behind the house when I was clearing out my greenhouse-distant and no good light but still lovely to see. How can I tempt them into the garden and count them on my bird list? That would be a new bird. The Song Thrush made a brief appearance in the garden too.