Thursday, 31 December 2009
Tuesday, 29 December 2009
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 !!!
Thursday, 24 December 2009
MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE
Monday, 21 December 2009
My goodness it's brass monkey's outside !!
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.
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
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.
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.
:: This is the view from the sitting room window early this morning
:: Our road
:: Two snow covered little men
:: Bertie ( my mum's dog ) enjoying the snow too.
:: Snowball fighting
:: Red noses
:: The main road into our village
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
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 !!!
Yarn : 3 balls of Rowan Big Wool Tuft
Needles : 15mm
Pattern : Cast on 12 stitches then Knit 1, YO, K2tog on every row.
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.
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
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
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 !!!