It was a cold and frosty morning, but very sunny! We went to Figgate Park for our bank holiday walk, it's a place which generally has a lot of birds and relatively reliable New Year's Day bank holiday buses.
The bare trees look wonderful in the low winter light
and the mute swans were quite regal on the Figgate Pond
Crafty Green Boyfriend got these lovely photos below
male tufted duck
Meanwhile back at home the skimmia cutting Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum gave us as a Christmas decoration has bloomed