Saturday, 31 December 2011

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 Just  dropping in to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and all the best for 2012...........

I'll tell you all about this little lady next year.......... have a good one xx

Saturday, 24 December 2011

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We've had our Christmas Eve carpet picnic and the special Christmas Eve bath. Reindeer dust has been sprinkled and carrots and cookies have been put out for Santa and his reindeer. Good job we had carrots in the cupboard as I had forgotten to buy some !

 New jamas have been put on and The Night Before Christmas has been read twice and now there are two excited boys tucked up in clean beds.

So all that is left for me to do is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and I hope that Santa is good to you all. Don't eat too many mince pies xx

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

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My nephew made this for us and I'd like to share it with you all as it brings a huge smile to my face and I'd like to think that it brings one to your face too.

Just click on the link.

Saturday, 10 December 2011

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 Well that's another week gone by in a blur, whoosh, gone just like that in a haze of work and school runs. Don't get me wrong I love working in the shop and the people I'm working with are all so nice and the happiness just rubs off but it's very tiring and it did upset me that I had to miss Gabe's Carol Service at school and will miss Milo's next week. Thankfully my parents went to Gabe's and Hub will be able to go to Milo's so at least someone will be there for them.

 Hub made a little sort of grotto around the boys bedroom doors and they love it. His tree has also been put up in the back room, it's the same one with the same baubles every year but I really like how it looks, a kind of modern approach as opposed to the more traditional in the front room.

 Oh and one of the flower shops around the corner has the most amazing window display. It's just recently been taken over and the new owners are putting everything into it . It makes us smile to see Rudolph every time we walk passed.

This sunrise photo was from this morning and was just so beautiful so I had to share it with you and we still haven't had any snow !!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

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 Today much to the boys delight we put the Christmas tree up. Hub was at work so instead of being a happy family time ( supposedly) it was quite stressful, well for me it was anyway.

 Finding all the decorations you had forgotten about is always exciting.

 So is putting on the new ones that we buy. This time we bought more bells ( I like bells) and a girl Maileg pixie to go with the boy we got in 2010.

 This year we moved the armchair upstairs into Milo's bedroom as I wanted the tree back in the window where we could all see it instead of being tucked away in a corner where it has been for the past couple of years. It's surprising just how much dust you find under furniture... cough, cough!

Here we have our finished sitting room tree just waiting for Hub to get home from work,

 so we could put the star on. It was Milo's time this year and I only remembered that by looking back at my similar post from last December.

Hope you all had a lovely weekend......... oh oh it did snow this morning for about 10 minutes apparently but I missed it , sad face.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

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I think this was the quietest they were all day... Milo reading a Dr Who comic ( his new obsession ) and Gabe trying to figure out how to play games on the playstation!

Oh and after much humming and aahhhing and with thanks to Hub I've finally figured out which stocking toys to make for the boys this year, phew

Friday, 2 December 2011

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 Bare branches,
 foreboding skies
and heavy morning frosts.

We've got snow forecast for next week ......... yeah.

Thursday, 1 December 2011

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I've been trying to change the header picture for the last hour or so and now my head is totally battered! What with it saying I haven't enough space.... again and then making the photo about a million times bigger than it should be but I'm finally sorted now.

We've got all four of our Advent calendars up and the Santa countdown has begun. I did want to show you what they look like but due to the fact that I leave the house when the sun is rising and return when it's setting I've been unable to take any decent pictures. So these ones are from my walk last week.
The boys are in super hyper mode at the minute and from tomorrow I will be on a major mission to get their stocking toys made and doing it without them seeing..... not an easy task I might add. I was hoping to have a really good go at them on Saturday as I had thought they were going over their grans but that is a no go now and Hub is at work so I might have to let them play on the Playstation while I do knitting on the sly. Sometimes need must.
We've also got all our Christmas reading sorted with a few new books thrown in .  What are your favourite Christmas books and films?