Yesterday we all popped out to get things like cranberries, chestnuts and decided to go to Aberaeron instead of the big supermarket...I could not face queues...I am feeling rather chilled and intend to stay that way as much as I can thank you very much!!!! We got everything we wanted including husband's cheeses and locally made oatcakes...he was very happy when he came out of the deli with his little brown paper bag...he had sampled some new cheeses, one of which he bought which was very stinky and now in it's very own box in the fridge! The turkey and veg DH is collecting today from the farm butchers and then hopefully apart from Little Miss' birthday we can snuggle down, really get cosy and hopefully not have to venture out for days!!!
Today I intend to spend at least a couple of hours having a bit of "me" time . I seriously have two things to finish off and well I have decided I deserve a break!!! All the bits of making I had had planned are still waiting and we need to empty my stuff out of the dining room to get the table "back" for Christmas lunch. The table is always done by me and our sweet girl...she loves it especially when we get the crackers out and always wants balloons.
DH always (well apart from when we worked over Christmas....oh I do not miss that)
does Christmas lunch and begins Christmas Eve....the house smells lovely and I put my feet up,
and he will need the dining table for when things begin coming out of the oven, so between today and tomorrow I need to finish off any last minute wrapping and relocate craft items back to the craft room.
Little Man has a cold and although 10 , it's flu apparently !!! I told him to put his slippers on , his reply " you do it, I am too ill mum". That was after he had been jumping around playing his Minecraft game like a bag of mad frogs, seriously he is a terrible patient.
oh I do do hope DH doesn't get it...two sick men in one household , I will be running for the hills to save my sanity!!
I intend (if this rain ever stops) to have a stroll through the village in the next day or two to collect some holly and foliage...this is our second Christmas here and last year I made a little centre piece for the Christmas table and would like to try to do it again. Our village has holly (in Welsh) as part of its name so it seems rather fitting and apt to have holly somewhere in our home. Last year I had clusters doted here and there and it did look nice though we had to be careful of the berries because of our Dexter as they are poisonous and he will eat anything!
Here he is our beautiful boy.
I hung his stocking up
his is of course the spotty one.
Dextie can be so vocal
and when he saw it , oh it was funny,
he grabbed it and ran off
I grabbed it back
and I wish you could of heard
the groans, grunts and
and funny noises as
I hung it up out of his reach
(He isn't allowed upstairs )
He is so funny
I just know he knows goodies
get put in there.
Oh we love our spotty boy
never ever had a boy like him.
This is our 5th Christmas with him ,
at night he sits watching the lights..
I'm sure sitting near the fire going ,
lights twinkling is one of his favourite things.
Yesterday those that took part in Amy's "love made our home" Christmas card swap linked their posts and I have enjoyed receiving lovely comments from bloggers who took part and doing the same by visiting their blogs and commenting. This community of ours is fantastic isn't it, ? if we girls ruled the world we could sort all the woes of the world out I'm sure. Thank you Amy..this swap has spread a lot of happiness..have a wonderful Christmas and New Year....
Well this little tree displays the handmade decorations I have received and made too this year in swaps and decorations gifted to me. It brings lots of smiles when I see it and wow what lovely ladies I have meet this year through the blog and swaps...very happy times.
Both mice have new scarves now
Lists what lists? I only have one little list left..yippee ....and that is to remind me what to take out of the freezer on the 23rd for my lovely husband ...... Hope your lists are getting shorter and somewhere in this busy time you find time for "you". Take care