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.
Month: November 2015
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.
The Christmas Party that Wasn’t
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
Christmas Baubles, Pizza & Laughter
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
Who Am I Kidding?
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?
Give | A Year of Giving
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
Easy Christmas Decor #2
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
Me on Monday
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.
Things He Says | The Lucky Me Edition
"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