Saturday, 24 December 2011

Merry Christmas

I hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a splendid New Year.

Thank you all for your lovely words and inspiration over the year.
Here's to turkey, mince pies, crackers, morecombe and wise, 
the Queen's speech, a bit of 'dad' dancing and alka seltzer!


image via pinterest

Thursday, 22 December 2011

It's begining to look a lot like.......

.......I need to get my act together!

Right the tree has managed to find its way into the corner of the living and some lights, baubles and fancy tinsel have been thrown at it, the poor green thing didn't think it's fate would end here!

I have to sharpen my elbows and make my way to the supermarket for all the trimmings and essentials.  Oh I really am NOT looking forward to always ends in Waitrage!  Some busybody will 'politely' inform me that my car wheel is touching the white line in the car park, my basket contains more than 10 items,  I've taken 2 green plastic tokens for the charity box (well it is christmas) instead of the allocated one token, I've put the item I'd been looking at back on the shelf in the wrong place and they 'kindly' snatch it from me and show me where it should go........oh I really can't wait!

Ho Ho Ho!

Friday, 16 December 2011


It was a winter wonderland this morning when we woke up.
The snow has melted now and it's very dark and cold.
The children have broken up and have eaten their way through 2 gingerbread houses and 3 packets of jaffa cakes...........
pass the waffffer thin mint!
I haven't written a single card yet. 
The Christmas tree is parked outside the back door in a net coat.  Lots of lists have been made (and changed!) and we're off up to Lincoln for the weekend tomorrow for a Cheese-tastic get-together.

Happy holidays!

Monday, 12 December 2011

dear santa........

I've been an awfully good cheese!

Friday, 9 December 2011

Thursday, 8 December 2011

a little christmas concert

last night was the school concert and what a treat it was.  
The children and teachers work SO hard to put on a 
magnificent musical show.
I think the highlight for me was the group of
year 7 and 8 boys (including large-haired eldest and
lovely godson) sashaying down the aisle in that lovely chapel to 
'it's raining men', half of them dressed as blokes and 
the other half as women.......... BRILLIANT!  
Thanks everyone, it was fantastic.

It's the first chance too to sing a carol or two and that always means Christmas 
is just around the corner........ Fa la la la la la la la la!

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

nice baubles!

Oh I do love a glass bauble!

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

a hint of neon pink

white and grey and wood and neon pink, what could be nicer?

Sunday, 4 December 2011

vintage button trees

I made these little trees using my lovely old buttons

Friday, 2 December 2011

shiny things.......

yep the festive glitter-bug has bitten and I'm drawn to all 
things shiny and sparkly 
(christmassy is a banned word in the house of cheese as it frightens mr).
here are a few of my favourite things............

Thursday, 1 December 2011

world aids day

It's the first of december today and whilst many will see it as the start of the silly season, it also World Aids Day.  
Let's pause and think.......

We lost a lovely friend to HIV many years ago at a ridiculously young age and I still think of him.

World AIDS Day is held on 1 December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.