Thursday, 31 December 2009

Here's to 2010 !!!

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas Is Over !!! ......

I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, we did !! The little men & I stayed over at my mum's on Christmas Eve so we could all wake up on Christmas morning together. It was the first time that the little men had slept over anywhere & they where so excited.

They choose the mince pies & carrot to leave out for Santa & also wanted to leave him chocolate coins, just in case he was hungry later on !! As is tradition in our house ( I'm half German ) the little men where allowed to open two presents before going to bed.

We had a delicious Christmas lunch, this year we had a chicken with all the trimmings as Mum & I wanted to spend as much time with the little men as possible without worrying about cooking a great Turkey.

On Boxing Day the little men went to their daddy's for the day & I went to my Auntie & Uncles for lunch, I think this is the first Christmas in over ten years that I haven't done any of the cooking, lucky me !!!

The little men came back from Nanny, Grandad & daddy's laden with so many toys the sitting room now resembles a toy shop, lucky boys !!!

I do love Christmas, but am quietly pleased that it is now all over, I feel rather flat & tired at the moment, a little bit like our poor old Christmas tree that has had it's stuffing knocked out of it by the cats !!!

I'm now looking forward to a new year, new decade & new beginnings.

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Presents are wrapped, Stockings are ready to be hung up, mince pies & carrots have been chosen for Santa & Rudolph & two VERY excited little men. We're ready for Christmas !!!


Monday, 21 December 2009

Trying To Stay Warm ........

My goodness it's brass monkey's outside !!
After all the excitement of the first snowfall of winter we are staying indoors trying to stay warm with lots of hot chocolate & the heating cranked right up.

Our village has been hit badly by this snowy weather, not a gritter lorry in sight for 3 days now & no milk or bread deliveries. Luckily I stocked up with both on Thursday but I have now run out of bread.

The little men have kept themselves amused most of the time & made this lovely snow scene using some white tissue paper & little wooden snowmen & train, bless them !!
Yesterday we did venture out to walk to our local shop for some more supplies, less bread & milk, & it was treacherous under foot. Coming back I slipped & fell over yet again, luckily only my pride was hurt.
Once back indoors I made hot drinks to thaw us out & brought down some blankets for us to snuggle under on the sofa while we watched Dumbo & The Grinch & of course we all fell asleep !!!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Let It Snow, Let it Snow, Let It Snow .......

Well for once the weather man was right !!!! We did indeed have snow, nearly 12 inches in fact. It started at around 10pm last night & then didn't stop until 8am this morning.

At one point it was an absolute blizzard with the wind howling & the snow coming down so thickly that you couldn't see anything.

I was woken up this morning at 5.10am by two little men running around shouting "It's snowing, it's snowing, Mummy get up ", so I was making us all hot chocolate at 5.30am, oh boy !!!
My neighbour was very brave & set off for work at the crack of dawn but was soon back as most of the roads around here were impassable & the A21 was closed due to a lorry jack knifing.
It was meant to be the last day of school today but school was closed so we had a fun snow day instead.
There are a lot of photo's in my post today, please humor me I just LOVE snow !!!

:: This is the view from the sitting room window early this morning

The little men wanted to walk to my mum's house, which is only 5 mins away, so we wrapped up & set off. It was a beautiful walk & yes I slipped & fell over, trust me ! Luckily I landed on thick snow so no bones broken.
There were some silly people trying to drive up the hill into the village but where slipping & sliding all over the place & we even saw a man riding a bicycle, I didn't fancy his chances !!!

:: Our road

:: Two snow covered little men

:: Walking in virgin snow on the way to my Mum's

:: Bertie ( my mum's dog ) enjoying the snow too.

:: Snowball fighting

:: Red noses

:: The main road into our village

Thursday, 17 December 2009

It's Snowing !!! .......

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Tufty Scarf ......

I made this scarf back in the Autumn & I wore it today for the first time with my new winter coat. It's lovely & warm & long enough to wrap around twice. The pattern was soooo easy & fast, in fact it took all of 3 hours to make !!!

Tufty Scarf

Yarn : 3 balls of Rowan Big Wool Tuft

Needles : 15mm

Pattern : Cast on 12 stitches then Knit 1, YO, K2tog on every row.

Jack Frost Is Nipping At Our Toes ......

The weather has gone from wet,wet,wet to beautifully crisp, sunny & cold. Our little corner of the world here in Sussex has been turned into a magical frost covered wonderland.

Oh how I hope it stays like this. It would be wonderful to have a white sparkling Christmas & they are saying that it may snow tomorrow & Friday. Bring it on, pleaseeeeeeee !!!!

Saturday, 12 December 2009

Bathroom Makeover .......

We gutted the bathroom about 4 years ago, changing the layout to make more room & put in a new white bathroom suite, new floor & wall tiles & even a new ceiling & down lighters. I mixed two paint colours together to match the glass border tiles, which looks lovely but I always thought the room needed a little more colour/ pattern.
Last week while I was in B&Q I spotted this gorgeous wallpaper & decided to wallpaper one of the walls. Yesterday my decorator put it up for me ( saved me a job !!! ) & I am over the moon with the end result. I think you will agree that it makes the room look much warmer & cozy.
Last night I had a wonderful long, hot, bubble bath & laid back admiring my new improved pretty wall !!!!

Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Hello !! .......

Yes I am still here !!

Life is sooo hectic at the moment. I have the decorator in, Nativity plays to see, last minute Xmas shopping to do, children's birthday parties to go to, catching up with friends & trying to keep sane !!!!

I have also been working on some new crochet WIP projects which I will share with you hopefully tomorrow.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

I'm In The Mood For Snow !!! .......

After all this awful rain we have been having, we woke to a frosty, crisp, sunny morning today. Mother nature must have spied that I have been making snowflakes !!!!

I see that the lovely Lucy over at Attic24 has been bitten by the snowflake bug too, there must be something in the air, lol !!!

I think I love the snow more than the little men do & would love it to snow this Christmas, but I can't see that happening. So instead I will make do with snowflakes of the crochet kind.
I have now got most of my Christmas pressies & I'm finishing off ones that I am making, cards are out ready to write, wrapping paper is at the ready & school Christmas play costumes are being made tonight, I think I'm ready for you Christmas, bring it on !!!!!!!