Sunday, December 31, 2006

Last day of 2006

Well hi peeps! More apologies called for, I just haven't had the time to blog and I've had a week off work...........tut tut!

We had a wonderful Christmas, very quiet, but relaxing and no stress.

Mum was down for the Saturday and Sunday before and we had a fab weekend, Tony went to footy on the Saturday and brought in a yummy Kentucky in the evening and Sunday was prezzie opening day. I got loads of crafty bits and pieces and couldn't wait to start playing.

On Christmas Day Tony and I went to our local social club for a couple of hours, it's always lovely there on Christmas Day because everyone is happy and it was great to catch up with friends that we hadn't seen in a while.

We went back home for a lovely 3 course dinner (well 2 courses actually, we were too full for the 3rd one) and we shared some fab prezzies. We'd bought more for each other than usual because we knew we were on our own for the day and our prezzie opening lasted right into early evening.

I bought Tony a camera and he seems pretty keen to get using it, it would be great if we were both interested in photography..............we'll see!
Boxing Day was a "do our own thing" day, Tony settled down to watch the footy and I got started on a very special project................can't say anything just yet, I'm waiting for the announcement but you guys will be the first to
know..............wink wink!
That's the reason I've not been around too much over the last week, I've had my nose stuck in piles of B.G. YES B.G. and I've been cutting it into pieces as well........OMG!!
New Years Resolutions to date have got to be to:
1/. Blog more, been very lapse of late!
2/. To get as creative as possible, I'm on a high at the mo and pleased with some of the stuff I've been doing of late.
3/. Keep in touch with friends more.........I was chatting to a pal last night and we both realised that we all lack doing that really!
I'll add more as I think of them, already done the giving up smoking thing, two years in January......woo hoo. I guess losing weight should be one of them but that's always on my list LOL, perhaps if I got of my fat a**e and did a bit more exercise then that one would come naturally.
Right me done for now, catch you peeps soon! Have a fabulous New Year tonight and to my Scottish friends ............ have a brilliant Hogmanay! Enjoy!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Tag

Thank Nat for the tag and, yes, I do love did you guess LOL!

Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate: Well I've never had Egg Nog so it's got to be Hot Chocolate. Funnily enough, although I'm not a huge fan of chocolate I do love a big mug of Hot Chocolate with whipped cream on top.

Coloured lights on the tree/house or white: White on the house but we've only got a strip of icicle lights out there that hang along the garage and porch. We've got 2 trees, on in the living room that has white and gold lights on it and another in the conservatory that has white and blue lights on it. I don't like the multi coloured lights much as I prefer to stick to a colour scheme.

Do you hang mistletoe: No, don't bother and never really thought to either.

When do you put your decorations up: As early in December as possible, I started putting them up on the 1st this year but they normally take about 3 days cos I'm soooooo slow at decorating.

What’s your fave holiday dish (excluding desserts): I haven't got a favourite, if we entertain we normally have turkey because it's the easiest for me to cook but it's just the 2 of us on Christmas Day this year so we're having beef. But we're especially looking forward to yorkshire puds, roast potatoes and stuffing because we rarely eat those during the year.

What’s your fave Christmas memory as a child: I have lots of fab memories, my mum and dad always made Christmas very special and exciting.

How and when did you learn the truth about Santa: Actually I can't remember when I learnt the truth about Santa. I guess deep down I like to think that he really does exist LOL!

Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve: No, unless it's after midnight, we have done that on a couple of occassions. This year we are having some prezzies on Christmas Eve because my mum is here but she's going home Christmas Eve evening so we'll have our Christmas Day with her a day earlier.

How do you decorate your Christmas Tree: I'm a real stickler for colour schemes and a huge passion for buying more (that we really don't need). The tree in the living room has lights and loads and loads of different baubles and hanging things, all in burgundy and gold but no tinsel. The tree in the conservatory is covered in blue and white and that one does have tinsel.

Snow! Love it or dread it: Love it if I can go and walk in it, but hate it when I have to drive in it.

Can you ice skate: I used to go ice skating as a child, I remember going loads of times but I never mastered it.

Do you remember your fave gift: No, I've been fortunate to have received lots of lovely gifts so I can't think of just one.

What’s the most important thing about Christmas for you: That everyone is happy and healthy and it's fab to ring round the family on Christmas morning.

What tops your tree: A ribbon shaped star thingy.

Which do you prefer, giving or receiving: Well, I'd be lying if I said I didn't like receiving but overall I guess I would prefer giving.

What is your fave Christmas song: Ooh lots of them, they drive Tony mad LOL! I can't think of any to name.

What’s your fave Christmas story: I love lots of Christmas stories, I thought The Snowman was brilliant, especially to that music, walking in the air, or whatever it was called.........isn't my memory just pants LOL!

Right, I'm going to tag Caroline, cos she lurves Christmas too.

Friday, December 15, 2006

Wooo Hoooo, getting there!!!

I know, I know, you all thought I disappeared of the face of the earth.....what a bad blogger....tut tut but I have just been sooooooo busy with the preparations for Christmas I just haven't had time to think.
Anyway, look what was delivered for us today...........a lovely, scrummy, delicious hamper with lots of lovely, scrummy delicious fact all things that we don't normally buy because they are just too fattening but would love to have. Well except for the wine, we ALWAYS buy wine LOL!
This was a very generous gift from a customer of ours so we were obviously surprised and delighted.
I've pretty much finished putting up the decorations, the lights are up outside now too. Nothing too dramatic just a strip of icicle lights round the garage and porch. I've also got out my beloved Santa in his sleigh with his reindeer......more pics to show you (blogger has been good lately)! My Santa is my pride and joy, I've had him for about 5 years now and the candles are the original ones, I've never wanted to light them (plus the fact they were so damned expensive I don't want to use them)!!
I really must find some time to do a bit of blog hopping peeps, sorry I haven't been dropping by you all much. Once the big day has arrived things will be much calmer......phew.
Take care all.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

A Box Full of Kisses

I read this in a little mag that is put through our door and I can't help but share it with you. I don't know the author to credit them unfortunately.

This story is about a man who, some years ago, punished his three year old daughter for wasting a roll of gold wrapping paper. Money was tight and he became infuriated when the child tried to decorate a box to put under the Christmas tree.

Nevertheless, the little girl brought the gift to her father the next morning and said: "This is for you, Daddy." He was embarrassed by his earlier overreaction, but his anger flared again when he found the box to be empty. He yelled at her: "Don't you know that when you give someone a present, there's supposed to be something inside it?"

The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and said: "Oh, Daddy, it is not empty. I blew kesses into the box. All for you, Daddy."

The father was crushed. He put his arms around his little girl and he begged for her forgiveness.

It is told that the man kept that gold box by his bed for years and whenever he was discouraged, he would take out an imaginary kiss and remember the love of the child who had put it there.

In a very real sense, each of us have been given a gold container filled with unconditional love and kisses from our children, friends, or family. There is no more precious possession anyone could hold.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Yey, Christmas month is here!!

And here are a couple of pics of the tree in the living room. I borrowed a tripod from a friend and managed to get these shots.
The tree looks soooo pretty and I am just sooo excited about Christmas.
Had hardly any time to blog lately, I have been busying away with present making and inspiration planning on Bubbly Funk as well as circle journals and other things that seem to crop up in the Festive Season. I know I seem to have done an awful lot of trapesing round shops just recently, but doing well, we've nearly got all the prezzies and I actually bought SOME wrapping paper today. Still need more!
Right, that's it for now, seez you soon.