This has to have been the lowest key Christmas I have ever had! The weather meant that we weren’t able to get Mum-in-Law down to spend the festive season with us, so it was just the four of us. There are quite a few things that I do just for her & myself (trifle & Christmas pudding to name but two!) & as I wasn’t feeling 100% I just didn’t bother! We still had our Turkey dinner & pulled crackers but we have so many chocolates left…not to mention two whole packs of Turkish Delight (Mum-in-Law’s favourite!)…testament to her absence & my feeling yucky…& without her being here we weren’t able to go to a friends annual ‘At Home’ as it was just too far away to go & leave the boys on their own!
I still have a huge pile of gifts yet to be distributed…they should have gone back to Hereford when Lee collected Mum-in-Law…so it looks as if we may be having a re-run towards the back end of January!!
However, we were all lucky enough to have plenty of parcels to open on Christmas morning…for the boys mainly ‘Halo’ toys, Nerf guns & X-Box games! Although for the first time Nathan had asked for clothes too, so he had two pairs of skinny jeans & a couple of cool ‘sk8er’ T-shirts!!
I had found a fabulous ‘Star Trek’ book for Lee & along with the obligatory socks, undies & edible treats, he also had some ‘Halo’
toys collectables (I guess men will always be little boys deep down!) & some Hugo Boss smellies!
just to show that I must be getting old I was thrilled to get a pair of Skechers slippers…they are bliss!!
Santa must have really been paying attention this year because my stocking was full of scrapping goodness…now what a surprise was that?!!!
A girl can never have too many Glue dots, Thickers or Tim Holtz supplies! He had even located a Martha Stewart deep border punch I have been coveting for some time! I also have three new Marilyn Monroe books to add to my collection…titles I hadn’t even seen before!! Did I say I was spoiled?!!
But the gift that I was blown away by….& Karen will appreciate why as I’ve coveted hers ever since she brought one back from the US…& had had no luck in finding AYWHERE, was a camera grip strap!
See, it’s not so difficult to make me happy!!!
I do hope you all had a wonderful Christmas time & were spoiled rotten too! I’m looking forward to reading your accounts on my blog visits!
I’ve been keeping the bird feeder topped up…a job that next doors cat obviously feels I need supervision for, as he accompanies me every time! I think he feels he may get an opportunity to grab any over eager diners!!
One very canny regular diner has learned to grab whole crusts of bread & sit atop next doors garage roof so he doesn’t have to share with the hoards & can keep a close eye on said cat!! I’m getting quite fond of Mr Crow & his rattling call!
As I’m mentioning the cat I have to share this photo…
…it was entitled ‘Ooops!’ I wonder which airline this was & if they have that on there all year round?!!
Thanks for stopping by & I hope you’ll be back soon! Wishing you all a very Happy Scrappy New Year!! : )