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With love to you all - here's to a good 2012


Happy Christmas

                                    ♥   From me and mine- to you and yours..♥


Hello Blogland

Things have been extremely manic for me over the past couple of weeks,I feel like I have been away for years!
Dad had a hospital stay in London for two weeks while they sorted him out, so we were visiting him after work in the evenings-he came out last week so I have been staying over there being nurse. There has been lots of organising to do but hopefully things are sorting out a bit now. He is feeling much better  and needs to build his strength up so am trying to tempt him with different goodies here and there. He lives in a village and the internet on my phone is very hit and miss so haven't been able to keep up with any blogs or emails.
So I'd like to say sorry to you lovely friends out there who I wanted to send a card to- I managed to stamp the Christmas trees on the cards and that's it!
They are all sitting in a bag waiting for me to finish them. I've just popped home to sort a few bits out and want to wish all of you a really Happy Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time.
Luckily himself picked the turkey up this morning so i think we will have Christmas dinner tomorrow!
Have a great time


Waking up the neighbours

or at least that was the title of a Bryan Adams album that was released 20 years ago,and the name of his latest tour.
We went off to the O2 arena Thursday evening- and as we walked from the massive car park it was absolutely ferreeeeeeezing -and there was suddenly a festive air when we saw this and heard 'All i want for Christmas is you' being blasted out by the singers beside the Coca Cola lorry

We got there a bit earlier than normal,met up with Brother and Sister  in law and our eldest son and his friend


Bryan didn't disappoint as always and put on a great show -It was a lovely evening and made a really nice change.


JYC- It's beginning to look ...

a bit like Christmas around here...
I'm just documenting December/Christmas as and when I can this year as I did last year
I went straight to my Dad's after work last night - and when I got home - two people had been very busy - what a lovely surprise..It looked very festive - wanna see ?
                                                                  The tree was up
                                                       Glitzy Santa - old but we love him..

This reindeer has to come out - he was always a real favourite when the boys were little and TY toys were all the rage- remember them ?
                                                                    and mr snowman
and we always have our little blue wooden tree with the tiny ornaments - we bought this in Germany two years ago when we went to Oberammergau- every shop window was choc-a-bloc with wooden decorations.
and he is affectionately known as 'arrr missmass ' the boys' name for father christmas when they were little..
and I just had to have a try at one of those - reflective bauble photos ...

hmmmm - not bad- not brilliant either !


There is such a thing then

As a man who cooks!
What a lovely surprise to come home from a busy day visiting Dad to see number one son doing pasta for him and himself..

and for anyone who would like a smile for this evening - a pic of yours truly when I was fourteen ........ years ago!
                                                                    tee hee..


An Eclectic day

I'm sitting here snuggled up in the armchair feeling very tired now- we had such a lovely day at the Christmas crop today.
We started the day with a great class from Debbie Jewell. She had designed a fab double layout class where we have the facility to go back and add our photos at a later date. Each number on the page is accompanied by a piece of acetate to the side or above or below, where we can put our photos under.
Karen had as always made some lovely cupcakes- mince pie ones and peppermint - they were both gorgeous...
Then it was on to my class (gulp) - a Christmas Tree card stamped and inked with some jewels and stickles to glitz it up a bit .I thought it would be nice to make an envelope that was a bit special just for something different.

We used the enveloper to make the envelope  and hopefully everyone enjoyed it.
Then, Karen called Deb and me to come outside as she had a surprise for us..How lovely- there was a package from the very lovely - kind- thoughtful- Deb Turtle. She had sent a parcel over from the States for us to open together when we were at the crop. Inside were some lovely goodies for us to eat and also a little note each.THANK YOU so much DEB - what a lovely thought.

we all had a 'bring and share' lunch- lots of nibbly bits and pieces. Cakes,quiche,sausages,crackers,sandwiches,and so much more..

Then we had a great CD calendar class by Ann Freeman, It's a really clever idea, I only managed to get the front cover done, am still working on the month pages

. It was such a lovely day and spent with some awesome company.