Today I learned that toddlers and Christmas Day don't mix. Poor DS was completely overwhelmed by the whole experience of a pile of presents waiting for him at 7am Christmas morning. All he wanted was his breakfast and was quite vocal in letting me know! Once he had a full tummy, he showed a little … Continue reading LSNED ’09: Day 25
So that's it, over and done with for another year! But there's no need to feel flat and deflated because today is Pink Saturday! The super efficient Beverly at How Sweet The Sound has us all organised and we are raring to go: do check out Beverly's blog for a full list of participants this … Continue reading A Boxing Day Pink Saturday
My nephew has had new pjs on Christmas Eve for a good few years now, and I thought I'd borrow the idea and start the tradition in my own immediate family. My SIL offered to get the pjs, along with very stylish slipper socks, and even wrapped them up. The pjs are a little big, … Continue reading Christmas PJs
Today I learned that Christmas gladdens my heart. By lunchtime today, when DS was home from nursery, we were ready for Christmas. Ready to close the door on the outside world and just be together. I've counted my blessings today, for sure.
Today I learned to appreciate the beauty of Winter.
Today I learned about the kindness of strangers. Martha, this one's for you!
Today I learned that Internet food shopping is a Godsend in Christmas week. I did already know the value of Internet food shopping, but with a temporarily incapacitated DH, a toddler and snow outside, I'm glad I had the foresight to book a Christmas week slot in early December.
This week's challenge was to scrap family ~ me, my siblings and our cousin in 1970. The baby in the photo was 40 this year. My, how time flies!
"Excuse me, can you help?" ask two gentlemen. They show me their shopping list and point to the word stuffing. "For your turkey?" I ask politely. "No", says one of the men, quite seriously, "I am Hungarian."
Today I learned that Christmas TV is rubbish! Another tradition our family had, along with the Christmas fairy and a Christmas Eve Chinese takeaway, was the double edition of the Radio Times magazine. Back then, of course, there were only 3 TV channels to choose from ~ BBC1, BBC2 and ITV (which Dad never really … Continue reading LSNED ’09: Day 20