Since we had our new fridge/freezer I've started drinking drinks with ice in. The ice cube tray has shaped ice that dissolves easily. I didn't used to add ice to anything!
Not a great photo for shiny- it looked better on the thumbnail. These are the 'temporary' birds that live in the bird house. They are Christmas tree decorations and were place in the bird house until I could find the ones I wanted. I'm still searching for the 'right' birds- so the temporary birds have a more permanent home for the moment at least.
My first thought when I saw the word of the day was to take a photo of some shiny coins. Jo took a lovely photo of some pennies- so I had another think.
It conjured up images of my dad shining coins to help Santa out filling the Christmas stocking. We ALWAYS had some shiny coins in the toe of our stocking and I still love to think of my dad looking for new coins and polishing them up every December. He's not a sentimental sort of person- but this was one of his Christmas jobs!!!!