December Daily, 8th | It’s a Wrap

I have a tendency to buy too much Christmas wrapping paper.So much so, I can go 2 years or more without having to restock.I get the cheap stuff from Poundland to use for The Boy Child's gifts,because he's far more interested in the contents than the wrapping.I checkout Paperchase and Phoenix Trading for better quality … Continue reading December Daily, 8th | It’s a Wrap

December Daily, 6th | A Christmas Bauble {Of Sorts}

It isn't even a bauble; more of a 3D interactive decoration in brass.But as I was hanging it on our tree for the first time, I was grateful for the reminder of happy times we'd shared in the midst of a year of loss and grief.Love and loss.Happy and sad.If you look through the darkness hard … Continue reading December Daily, 6th | A Christmas Bauble {Of Sorts}

December Daily, 3rd | The Annual Non-Christmas Christmas Drinks Party

It was only after we'd settled on the first Saturday in December for our annual Non-Christmas Christmas Drinks Party, I realised it was the 3rd.Saturday would have been Mum's 73rd birthday.So, we talked about it and talked about it some more.We decided to go ahead, as Mum would have been the first to say that … Continue reading December Daily, 3rd | The Annual Non-Christmas Christmas Drinks Party

December Daily, 2nd | Home Decor

Every year, I put up a tree.I add small clusters of decorations around the lounge.I have never put anything festive into my craft room.Until this year.That small space in front of an old photo of my nephew seemed to be crying out for a spot of Christmasyfying.{No, that's not a real word, is it?}It's hard to … Continue reading December Daily, 2nd | Home Decor

December Daily, 1st |Dear Santa

I plan to record December Daily slightly differently to how I've done it in previous years.I'm still producing a scrapbook,but for here, on the blog,I'll be sharing a short story coupled with a photo or two.Thursday, 1st: Elvis the Elf rocked up overnight, bringing The Boy Child's letter to Santa with him.He was delighted to see that … Continue reading December Daily, 1st |Dear Santa