Saturday 28 December 2013

Christmas 2013..........

This year Christmas, just came and went............  We visited my dad on 15th December, and stayed over and came home the next day.  We had a lovely lunch out on the Sunday, and we had breakfast with him.  Last Sunday 22nd we had lunch with Robert and Anneka which was also wonderful, then late afternoon Michael and Lizzie came, we opened a few presents too.  Michael and Lizzie were suppose to have lunch with us, but somehow and we all do it, they double booked themselves.  He was visiting his grandfather (my dad).  We all said it was more important he visit him.  My dad had made arrangements for another lunch out with them.  My dad is 82 years old and very active, but it is not a good idea to change arrangements with him but just to go with the flow, so we had breakfast with Michael  and Lizzie.  On the way to Bristol we were caught in the two hour traffic jam so we were an hour late.  We were at the front so the traffic was moving at a snails pace, on the way home the next day was another story, we were in the wind and rain.  When we were waiting a some traffic lights after we left the motorway we saw the lamp post rocking in the wind, and our car rocked from side to side, a very strange sensation.    

After a traditional lunch on Christmas day I fought my way into the Rose's tin.  The sticky-tape as I was trying to pull off just shredded in my fingers

 ..................... it took forever to get to the chocolates inside!

We had two tins of biscuits, one from Michael (top), and one from my friend Denise

And I had some vintage style presents too!

Wednesday 25 December 2013

Tuesday 24 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 24

24th December

I would like to wish


to everyone who reads my blog, and hello to my new followers.

Monday 23 December 2013

23 December

Sunday 22 December 2013

Saturday 21 December 2013

Asvent Calendar - door 21 ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,oh dear...............

21 December

Oh dear................I thought I had finished!  I have just found a pile of Christmas cards which should have been posted!  Now I am going to have to remember to buy stamps and post them and hope they arrive before Christmas.  I know I am not as organised as I usually am by this date, but this is ridiculous!  I have never forgotten to post Christmas cards before, and couple are for really special friends too!

Friday 20 December 2013

20th December

Thursday 19 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 19 ...........and breath..........!

19 December

Today is the first day I can sort of relax, I have yet to marzipan and ice a cake as part of a present for our lovely friends David and Jane, who we are seeing tomorrow evening, so Santa's helpers can take their present round.  We are going to have a fish and chip supper with them too.  Fish and Chips and Christmas cake............wonderful combination! They don't blog but I know this one gets read!

Last Saturday was Dee Dee's Vintage Fair at Trull, Somerset.  Alex took a couple of record players, a radio and some eighties hand-held games.  He sold the record within two seconds of putting said record onto the table.  I sold the Beehive knitting wool holder after the fair.  Right up to when we left for the fair about 7.30 am I was still knitting a doll's shoe.   We came home unpacked the car ready to go straight to my dads the following day.  We had a lovely Christmas lunch with him.  This week is not fairing much better in being busy.  

My friend Helen asked me if I would help her.  She had an enquiry about having these made.  Two days later they are off to their new home.  The pattern was very easy to understand and they actually didn't take very long at all.  The pattern can be found in this e-magazine.  The magazine is publish monthly, and is very interesting.

This is what happens when you don't put your glasses on to read cooking instructions!  Morrison's has some brussel sprouts for cooking in the bag 9p!  I mis-read the instructions, my fault should have put my glasses on.  Microwaved them for too long and voila - Brussel Sprout MUSH!  Didn't know you could burn things in the microwave.  I cooked them for 10minutes instead of five minutes.

Wednesday 18 December 2013

Tuesday 17 December 2013

Monday 16 December 2013

16th December

Sunday 15 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 15

15th December

Off to see my dad now, tell you all about the fair tomorrow

Saturday 14 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 14

14 December

The day of the fair (see previous two posts)

Friday 13 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 13 and Fair

13 December

Tomorrow at the fair we are selling



and restored and the tea trolly!

Thursday 12 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 12 and a Fair

12 December

We will be at The Memorial Hall at Trull Taunton Somerset on Saturday 14th December if you can get along.....

Wednesday 11 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 11

11th December

Now I just know I am going to be made to look a fool!  I just know it!  Yesterday and a few times before yesterday my post didn't get published till late afternoon.  In the early days I started following my own blog, wasn't intentional I can assure you it just happened.  But it is handy to follow myself then I know my blog has been published.  But yesterday I published at about 7.45 am and then left the house for a husbands hospital appointment - it was just a check up and everything is fine, then we went shopping and after calling in at a friends house on the way home we didn't get back late afternoon, about four.  After sorting shopping etc, we turned on the computer, and when I checked other blog posts it said on mine published 'two hours ago'.  So I just thought I would let everyone know I actually publish the Advent Calendar throughout the twenty-four days before 9am.  Now I am going to hit the publish button, then I will add a footnote* at what time it actually gets published - and I bet anything it will be there now!  I have been in a looked to make sure the timer isn't on to publish on different times and days!

*Oh yes there we go - published more or less straight away!  Actually five minutes after I pressed the publish button at 8.25.

Tuesday 10 December 2013

Monday 9 December 2013

Sunday 8 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 8

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8th December

Saturday 7 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 7

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7th December 

Friday 6 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 6

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6th December

Thursday 5 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 5

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5th December

Wednesday 4 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 4

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4th December

Tuesday 3 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 3

(Taken by Julie Caisey - March 2013)

The north wind doth blow and we shall have snow,
and what will the poor robin do then, poor thing?
He'll sit in a barn and keep himself warm,
and hide his head under his wing, poor thing.

3rd December

my mum taught me this rhyme when I was a little girl

Monday 2 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 2

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2nd December

Sunday 1 December 2013

Advent Calendar - door 1

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1st December

See here and here if you would like to join in.................