Monthly Archives: December 2015

Christmas Wednesday Wag!

DSC05091The household has gone into overdrive now.  Dad has finished work and is helping Mom get all the jobs done before Christmas.  I have been told there are only two more sleeps until Santa comes and leaves me some gifts and I can’t wait.

I am ready for him with my Santa hat on and my bell, although Mom thinks I may be mistaken for a reindeer and get taken off with them after they have delivered to our house!

Mom has cleaned everything in sight and every bed, including mine, has been washed and she says she only has the ironing to finish and then that is all done.  She is baking later which I will be helping with!

I hope all my Wednesday Wag Followers have a lovely Woofy Christmas.

Treacle

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I Love Christmas But……

I love Christmas, everything about it and funnily enough all the sorting out and present buying and cooking, everything.

The only thing I don’t love is GLITTERY CHRISTMAS CARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Everyone of the cards we seemed to have received this year seems to have some glitter on it somewhere!  By the time you have opened them there is glitter all over your hands, which then gets on your face, clothes etc.  Then it is all over the kitchen (where I open our cards) then on the bookshelves (where we display our cards) and everywhere in between!  Even Treacle!

So, I love receiving the Christmas cards, but please don’t send us glitter ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The days are moving apace now and it is the 22nd already.  Tomorrow I am cleaning the house from top to bottom, doing the final shop of fresh things and washing all the bedding, towels etc and getting them ironed and put away.  Christmas Eve I have to go and collect the bird first thing in the morning and then that is it!  We can shut the door on the World for a few days.

I hope all your planning is going well. 

Only three more sleeps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs, Susie x

The Build Up To Christmas Day Begins!

It is the start of Christmas Week and I think everyone is thinking yes it is here, but there is still a week almost to go!

Cakes IcedWe were all busy again.  Last Friday DH was helping to give out gifts at the local playschool with at least fifty excited 2, 3 and 4 year olds!!!  Then went straight from there to a Christmas Lunch with one of the companies we work with.  Youngest finished school early which was great and so we had a takeaway and sat down to watch a DVD waiting for DH to get home.

DSC03468Saturday we were getting last minute jobs done and in the evening it was the swimming club’s Presentation Night.  We were all involved with the organising and sorting everything out on the evening.  All the swimmers and parents had a great evening and Youngest got the three Trophies he won.  We are very proud of him.  Eldest and Girlfriend also made it for a little while in the evening too. 

Sunday we went over to see DH’s Aunt who lives in Nottinghamshire and to visit the cemetery in the village to lay a wreath for Christmas.  It was great to catch up with his aunt and we also had afternoon tea with her. 

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The Butchers in Holloway linked to the caterers Zest.

This morning I had to take Youngest to the dentist for him to check his teeth since his braces have been off, they are great, and then we had to return all the plates to the caterer from Saturday, which is in the wilds of Derbyshire.  Although it was raining it was a lovely drive. 

Tonight we are out for dinner with our friends from Jersey and then tomorrow I am out and about having coffee with my good friend Jayne in the morning and delivering gifts in the afternoon.

DSC03301I hope all your holiday plans are going well and you are all not too stressed.  Treacle is bearing up under the strain of Christmas prep!

Hugs, Susie x

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This picture is for DH.  He loves pick-up trucks, especially this one!

A Tiny Bit of Quilting!

DSC05069We have got Evalyn a baby doll for Christmas and a crib which comes with it but the bedding for it was not very good, which gave me an excuse to do some small quilting!!!  Here is the quilt I have made for it.

DSC05073The little pillow

DSC05074The sheet

DSC05076All three together.

It was great fun making them, especially as they went together really quick.  I have followed Kathleen Tracy’s blog for a while and she makes a lot of doll quilts/small quilts and as she says it is a great way to practice a new block or quilting as they are only small. 

I have almost got everything now ready for next week and just have another afternoon of baking to do and then that’s it!  If I haven’t made it or bought it by then, then they will be going without!!!!!! 

The weather here today is yuck, grey all day and now it is raining heavily!!!!!  Swimming Club tonight where we have a few presentations for people who cannot make Saturday evening, the main Presentation & Party Night.  Tomorrow DH is playing the man in the Red Suit for the village playschool and is then off for a business Christmas lunch.  Youngest finishes school tomorrow so he and I will be having a Pizza and DVD night at home.

I hope all your plans are going well for the Big Day.

Hugs, Susie xx

The Wednesday Wag!

DSC04176It’s that time of year again, when the house is turned upside down and there are people popping in and out all the time and there is a lot more post than normal!  I just can’t keep up with everything!

Mom is dashing around, The Boys are around at unusual times and there are some very interesting packages, which I am told off for when I investigate them!

The weather here hasn’t been too good lately very dark all day and lots of rain but not cold, so I haven’t had to wear my outdoor coat yet!

DSC05003I was on patrol this morning as the squirrel has been about again!  It should know by now it is my garden and it is not allowed in!!!!

DSC04618Mom has also been doing a lot of baking and I have been helping.  I know she has made a chocolate log but I can’t seem to get to it!  Now I wonder why she has put it up on the microwave this year?

I hope you are having a Woofy Wednesday

Treacle

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I don’t think we will be having any of this for Christmas!

Christmas Comes To Our Home!

DSC05061Here is our Tree for this year and despite the mix up when we went to buy it, it really is a lovely tree and it smells wonderful!  We actually decorated the house on Sunday December 5th, we always do it after Youngest’s Birthday.

DSC05062The lights and greenery on our stairs. 

DSC05063Everyone is hoping it will snow but at the moment it doesn’t look like it.  I love this decoration though.

DSC05064This is my dresser in our kitchen.  I got the four mugs, four for £3 which is a real bargain and I can use them after Christmas as well. 

DSC05065This is Youngest’s Advent Calendar (Eldest has the same one too!)  They have always had traditional ones with windows to open, I don’t like the chocolate ones so I never bought them those, but they have always wanted these new style ones from Lego.  Anyway as they are now 20 and 16 I relented and bought them one each.  They are also fans of Star Wars so this seemed appropriate.

DSC05066These are the decorations in my kitchen which is very Swedish in style. 

DSC05067The rear door to our garden.

DSC05068Our Den where I spend my day working, with the lights.  The lights are the best part of Christmas, I love them and if I could I would keep them up all year!

DSC05058I have made one of these again this year, the infamous Chocolate Log, but this year it is sitting on the microwave instead of the counter, to ensure that Treacle does not eat the whole thing this year!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DSC05025Our Christmas Cake

DSC05021The cakes I made for Tom’s Aunt and our friends.

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DSC05059This is Youngest holding Treacle to look out of the window as Santa came down the hill.  It was our local Rotary collecting for their charity this year last night. 

DSC05032 DSC05035The Christmas presents all wrapped and waiting to be delivered.

It has been very handy Eldest hasn’t been home as I have been using his room to store and then wrap and keep the presents!  I have managed to send our cards off as well, so all I need to do now is get the fresh food for the Day!  I am quite pleased I am ahead as a few weeks ago I honestly thought it was not going to happen!  Now if I can just persuade Youngest that he really does need this room, I can change it into my sewing room!!!!!!!!

I hope your Tuesday is going well

Hugs, Susie x

If only it was like this where we live!!!!!