It's been a let's see how big the new tree really is, a let's see if the lights still work, and a free Mulled Wine, don't mind if I do kind of Monday. And it's looking good for the rest of the week.Me on Monday is Sian's idea and you can see more here.
After the excitement of yesterday afternoon (and more than a little drama),we had a much quieter day today.Dog walking, cafe visiting, pizza dough making, homework finishingand Christmas wreath hanging.Simple, easy, good.
You can't call it a Christmas party if you hold it in November, can you?The kids turned up in their Christmas jumpers.The plates and napkins were Christmas themed.I suppose that makes it a Christmas party, doesn't it.I had thought to take photos throughout the afternoon.Didn't happen.But I did get the required group shot.Christmas party or … Continue reading The Christmas Party that Wasn’t
The friend-who's-like-my-brother and I met up in town late yesterday afternoonfor a visit to the Tin Tin exhibition at Somerset House.Where there was fun to had with a camera and a bauble. Somerset House was home to the Navy Board and is still home to the Nelson Stairs.They are perhaps the most beautiful piece of craftsmanship … Continue reading Christmas Baubles, Pizza & Laughter
All month long I've been telling myself that it's ages to Christmas.The delivery of the Christmas tree this morning finally put paid to that idea(although I was expecting delivery next week).There's also the small matter of how many Christmas cards I have written.And that this evening, I will be checking out the Christmas lights in … Continue reading Who Am I Kidding?
With our American family and friends celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow,today seemed the ideal time to reflect on almost a year of giving. In January I wrote about what the word could mean for us.In April I looked back on the first quarter of the year.What can I conclude from almost a year of giving?That I was already … Continue reading Give | A Year of Giving
We have plans to see Santa at some point over the next few weeks.I suspect that we may be coming to an end of those magical visits,and with that in mind, I gathered up all the Santa visit photosand turned them into a Christmas decoration.I ordered a 4x4 picture frame from that well known online … Continue reading Easy Christmas Decor #2
It was a "Care to join me for coffee and a free pudding?"kind of Monday.So I did, and it helped. This post is adapted fromMe on Monday, which is the lovely Sian's idea and you can see more here.
"Luckily you've got one child ... and it's me!"
After waking to falling snow this morning,and embracing a bitterly cold walk in the park with the dog, we settled for working on our hobbies this afternoon.The pooch curled up in his bedthe boys embarked on aero modellingand I brought this week's Project Life up to date.I provided hot tea and Digestive biscuitsand we listened to … Continue reading Hobbies