Monday 31 December 2012

It's next year tomorrow!

 It came and went in a blink of an eye!
We had great fun though, Robert and Anneka stayed from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day

I discovered how to make Puff Pastry Mince Pies, they don't look neat but they did taste nice.

Michael  and Lizzie had Christmas lunch with us on Christmas Day and Peter and Steph and Caitlin and Liam came Boxing day.  Michael and Lizzie left their presents for Caitlin and Liam.  Caitlin is in one of Nana's creations, poor thing it fits where it touches, I expect she will grow into it.


I wonder what next year will bring?  This year did not fair well for me personally.  Well it all started December 2011.  December 2011 new owners at my place of work.  Go back to work after Christmas 2011 to have my hours immediately cut! By Easter no job at all.  As they say things can only improve, not sure it has even after being at home for eight months.  Perhaps its because I haven't got my head round being at home yet.  Anyway I am looking forward to youngest sons wedding and a vintage fair both in March, which as we all know will soon be here!  Time does not wait for anyone!
I will be here

Saturday, 23rd March, 2013 
Trull Memorial Hall near Taunton, Somerset TA24 7JZ 
from 10am to 3pm

Now does anyone know how to stop this

Seagulls have their own characters but honestly...............
Even the crows have given up!

Monday 24 December 2012

Advent Calendar

24 December


Sunday 23 December 2012

Advent Calender

23rd December

Christmas Eve eve.  
We can  start doing  this !  Finish off bits and pieces that need finishing.  Do some last minute preparations. 
and listen to this............... 

Saturday 22 December 2012

Advent Calandar

22 December

This week  Alex and I had lunch out. Alex had a tooth out, nothing exciting about that you would think, but this was the third attempt!  It was either this week or 31st December.  I finished off some handmade presents, iced two Christmas cakes, one for us and one for some really good friends David and Jane with whom we had a Fish and Chip Supper with last night at their house.  Lovely company and something nice to do before Christmas.  Managed to get the tree up - not decorated yet but its up!  This time last year the tree had been up for four week by now!  I am Sort of organised for Christmas, I know what we are eating just got to purchase a few more bits of foodstuff mainly vegetables.  

Friday 21 December 2012

Advent Calendar

21 December

Just an update!
There were packets of Cadbury's Mini Eggs in WHSmiths this morning
We haven't had Christmas YET!  

Thursday 20 December 2012

Wednesday 19 December 2012

Tuesday 18 December 2012

Monday 17 December 2012

Advent Calendar

17th December

What is it about Robins and Christmas.........?

Sunday 16 December 2012

Saturday 15 December 2012

15th December

This week, we managed to find time to go and see James Bond - Skyfall,  I had lunch with my friend Janice and cleaned my kitchen - today it is cleaning oven day - OH JOY! 
I also handmade a few of presents.

I also made a few of these 

Not sure what they look like but they tasted OK!
Best have another go during the week!!

Does anybody out there know how to make Mince Pies that are made with Puff Pastry, I would like to make them but have never succeeded and ended up buying them!

As soon as I hear this piece of classical music on the radio.........

I feel Christmas is well on its way!

Friday 14 December 2012

Advent Calendar

14th December


Apparently it is 

Christmas jumper day!

Thursday 13 December 2012

Wednesday 12 December 2012

Advent Calendar

12th December

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Monday 10 December 2012

Sunday 9 December 2012

Saturday 8 December 2012

Advent Calendar

8th December

Since last last Saturday I have made Christmas cakes, yes I know I left it a bit late - wasn't organised to make them before.  Cut out a dress for son's wedding next March.  Had lunch with my friend Denise, visited my dad for two days, went Christmas shopping, started making to Christmas presents which need to be finished this weekend and posted before next weekend!  So that is week one!  Week two..........

Friday 7 December 2012

Thursday 6 December 2012

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Advent Calendar

4th December


I will not be here now until tomorrow afternoon as I am off  see my dad overnight before he goes off on his Christmas cruise!

Monday 3 December 2012

Sunday 2 December 2012

Advent Calendar

2nd December


Friday a parcel arrived for me, it was as complete surprise. 
The parcel from my son, 
I thought he was trying to tell me something, as this is what I saw when I shook the padded envelope and this fell out just like this!

But it was OK 

they are Belgian chocolate Smarties set out as an Advent Calendar!

Saturday 1 December 2012

Advent Calendar

1st December
Christmas is on its way!

see yesterdays post if anybody would like to join in