Dear Santa

During half-term at the end of last month, I casually asked The Boy Child if he'd like to write his letter to Santa.  It's an activity that has a finite shelf-life and I know that as he's nearly eleven, we must be reaching the end.  But he simply shrugged his shoulders, said, "sure!" and dashed it off in … Continue reading Dear Santa

This Weekend I …

This weekend saw us fit a lot in.  We began early Saturday morning with our regular visit to the Natural History Museum for Dawnosaurs, the early opening autism-specific event.  It might mean leaving the house in the dark, but it's an event we all enjoy.As we're usually done with both Dawnosaurs and a stop for a second … Continue reading This Weekend I …

December Daily | Foundation Pages

With less than a month until the beginning of December, I'm planning this year's December Daily album.  This will my tenth year in a row documenting the run up to Christmas Day, and it's still my favourite project.  I toyed with the idea of using a Traveler's Notebook, but in the end settled on an album from Simple … Continue reading December Daily | Foundation Pages

Month in Numbers | November and December

I ran out of steam a little with collating numbers for the last two months of 2016.So much so, I filled two pockets with confetti and then stitched them shutbecause I didn't have anything else to put in them.Here's a look at November:  244: the number of lengths swum by me in the pool at the gym.21: … Continue reading Month in Numbers | November and December

December Daily | Days 24th-25th

On the 24th, we did something entirely different to previous years ...we ate our Christmas dinner in the evening.And you know what, we all enjoyed it so much thatwe might just make it a new tradition.On Christmas Day, after the excitement of a visit from Santa,we were fairly low key.The pooch still needed a walk and as … Continue reading December Daily | Days 24th-25th

December Daily | Days 21st-23rd

The 21st was the day we went to the Panto in London's West End.{Oh yes, we did!}It was brilliant!On the 22nd I was persuaded by my friend-who's-like-my-brotherto dress up in his inflatable Santa suit ...{I know ... who even admits to owning an inflatable Santa suit?} Another envelope filled with confetti and the date did the … Continue reading December Daily | Days 21st-23rd

December Daily | Days 18th-20th

The 18th was an entry about how we give back over the Christmas season.We donated foodstuffs to the Food Bank collection in our local supermarket.We donated cash to Crisis at Christmas and the shelter where our BiL is a trustee. Oh, and let's not forget the winter coats we donated to the homeless shelter.The 19th … Continue reading December Daily | Days 18th-20th

Happy Christmas

Before I switch off the blog for the Christmas break,I wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmasand to thank you for reading throughout 2016.The support you offered during what has been an incredibly difficult yearhas been much appreciated.You guys rock!I'll be back in early January with the final pages of December Dailyand my … Continue reading Happy Christmas