Monday, 31 December 2012

Where did that year go?

Hope you all had a wonderful relaxing Christmas. We had our very own prescribed day........bucks fizz and bacon sarnies with the present opening. Roast beef dinner and all the trimmings..salted caramel torte for pud...dress optional. 
Rowdy competitive game round the table (with eldests boyfriend with us this year, Herb didn't feel so outnumbered  and didn't it show when it was girls versus boys.)
Family in black 3, completely daft ..........and that was it. 
Done and dusted for another year. 
Picture above is us today......residue of gifts still under the tree and Herb will trip over something and then it will be taken away....happens every year!

I had a bumper crop of gifts this year....everything I like.
Now that eldest is in employment she bought very extravagant gifts and the liberty bag held a wonderful selection of that gorgeous fabric. She said she spent ages picking it (so agreed said boyfriend). 

I chose the quilting books and wasn't disappointed. the Brigitte Giblin book has been on my list for ages and its gorgeous and very inspiring.

Failing to find cards in the shops here, very last minute I made these for Herb and the girls. Badly embroidered on the back but well received.

so here we years eve.....once again just the two of us....girls have just taken the train to London to celebrate in covent garden. 
we are having cold meats and pickles with some saved special wine and the latest mad men box set (from Santa)  happy new year all! 

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Preparations begun......

First time the tree done without the girls......bit sad about that , but I'm sure there will be a bit of rearranging when they come home!