Thursday, 26 November 2009

A Christmas tale

When we were kids there was the tree and to be honest I can’t really remember anything else but for all the cards.
When I left home I didn’t bother to decorate for Xmas at all, what was the point I was out partying all the time.
Then one year my then flatmate decorated, bought a tree and everything but our flat was tiny and while it was lovely it was impractical and trying to find your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night and having to negotiate a tree was interesting to say the least.
Then I moved in with the former him indoors and we didn’t really bother. No tree and if my nephews were coming round I would stick the few baubles I had found in a cupboard to a shelf. I know it sounds horrendous doesn't it!

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Then big one was born so I thought we'd better actually decorate this year. So a tree was bought and we duly stuck it in the corner of the room with the usual tinsel and whatnot.
Over the years the decorations have spread a little, we now have 3 trees and a garland that wraps its way up the bannister on the stairs and lots of nick nacks for the mantlepiece.
Last year I had a poorly wee one home just before Xmas and we sat and made lots and lots of snowflakes that I strung together and we hung in the windows. They looked so pretty that I fully intend to do this again and hopefully it will become a new family tradition.
We also made a gingerbread garland that was hung in the hall, wee one had great fun sticking on eyes and drawing fun faces. There was even a cylops gingerbread man.
But still the decorations are pretty much confined to the lounge and hallways.

But not this year, this year I want to turn this house into THE Christmas house. Snowmen in the bathrooms, baubles in the kitchen. This year the smalls will have a house FULL of Xmas and hopefully we’ll have fun making some new decorations.

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Watch this space. :)

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Did anyone build an ark yet?

I can't believe it's a month since I last posted and it's still flipping raining! It's terrible seeing all the devastion that the excess water has brought and the sad loss of life. We've been pretty fortunate where I live but nearby areas have been affected. The smalls and I did have an adventure a couple of weeks back having to drive through what would appear to be a lake but was actually the dual carraigeway on our way home from shopping. Boy were we glad to get home that night.

Other things to report to excuse my month long absence. Well I did go and see this lush individual.

Mr Izzard is one of the few men that I do like to see with a bit of eye liner on and after spending time in his company (with several hundred other fans) I come away feeling educated. T'was a brilliant night and oh how we laughed.

I did a table top sale last week which was a bit of a wash out in more ways that one, yes it was raining but that didn't seem to stop everyone going to the coffee morning that was also on in the village that day. Unfortunately only 26 people came through the doors so it was a very long morning sat in a cold village hall I can tell you. Luckily I covered the cost of my table and made a few bob in profit but I do so not enjoy having to pack it all away again at the end. Most of the bits and bobs I had on sale were things that may yet find their way onto my blog shop but I did actually make things too. Yes Tazzy scrapped together enough crafting mojo to make something! I made flannel cupcakes and chocolate logs and some magic reindeer food. Yes I know hardly a stall of Tazzy goodies but it was a start and I did sell a few :)

Well I see the Coke advert has started to the official countdown to Xmas has begun, guess I really should start thinking about doing something about it then. Gulp!