I’ve been a little naughty tonight. I’ve been tea-total for about 3 years, but tonight I made my classic hot toddy – 4 parts boiling water, 2 parts ginger wine, 1 part honey bourbon, a teaspoon of demerara sugar, a tablespoon of lemon, and a tablespoon of honey. Looovely! Feeling very cosy now 🙂

#winter #warm #cosy #whiskey #bourbon #honeybourbon #jackdaniels #toddy #ginger #gingerwine #lemon #honey #hot #vintage #retro #popularpic #instagay #aden #lgbt #gay #thislife #family #home #wales (at River Cottage)

I’ve only just realised by looking through my feed that I’m not restricted to posting square Instagrams anymore! Rectangular rules! When did this happen?!?

January 1st 2016 / Welsh Forestry / Brecon Beacons National Park / Winter in Wales.
#nye2015 #ny2016 #wales #instawales #instawalk #forest #trees #polaroid #sx70 #polaroidsx70 #polaroid1000 #mountains #moors #floorboards #snow #winter #blackandwhite #logs #afterlightnewyear (at River Cottage)

January 1st 2016 / Welsh Forestry / Brecon Beacons National Park / Winter in Wales.

#nye2015 #ny2016 #wales #instawales #instawalk #forest #trees #polaroid #sx70 #polaroidsx70 #polaroid1000 #mountains #moors #floorboards #snow #winter #blackandwhite #logs (at River Cottage)

January 1st 2016 / Welsh Forestry / Brecon Beacons National Park / Winter in Wales.

#nye2015 #ny2016 #wales #instawales #instawalk #forest #trees #polaroid #sx70 #polaroidsx70 #polaroid1000 #mountains #moors #floorboards #snow #winter #blackandwhite #logs (at River Cottage)

January 1st 2016 / Welsh Forestry / Brecon Beacons National Park / Winter in Wales.

#nye2015 #ny2016 #wales #instawales #instawalk #forest #trees #polaroid #sx70 #polaroidsx70 #polaroid1000 #mountains #moors #floorboards #snow #winter #blackandwhite #logs (at River Cottage)

I Keep My Snowman in the Freezer

I keep my snowman in the freezer
Just behind the pies
He likes it there, he told me so
I can see it in his eyes.
I made him on a cold, cold morning
When the snow was fresh and deep
Now he sits in the freezer
Near the fish that we got cheap.

I keep my snowman in the freezer
And look at him each day.
If I’d left him in the garden
He’d simply have melted away.

But now he’s like my Grandma
Living somewhere safe and nice;
He’s in a frosty, snowy palace
On a throne of coldest ice.

I keep my snowman in the freezer
Near a lump of frozen beef
And I’ve got a treat for him in August:
I’m taking him to Tenerife!

© Ian McMillian