Its been a fabulous Christmas

Sunday, 29 December 2013
Firstly, I want to say compliments of the season to you all.  I mean it's a little late to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a bit early to say Happy New Year (although, I'm wishing that to you anyway).

But I will say what a wonderful December we've had.  I've been really lucky that Simon has taken a good chunk of the month off, so that meant spending time with him.  We've not done a great deal, but we just spent the time pottering around, doing nothing in particular ... just enjoying the season.

Each year I tend to decorate our home a little different; and I'm defiantly in the camp of more is always better. So every room, every inch of our home has some decorations. Again, it makes us happy. Talking of which, rather than have "one little word" next year, I'm going to have a great deal of "one little words" ..... Happy, being one of them.  The other I'm really thinking of is; Focus .... and by that I mean focus on what makes us happy .... see, win win ... two little words in one.  Anyway, getting back to the pictures; here they are. A round up of our month.

Firstly our home this season .... I actually couldn't wait much longer, so started decorating on the 30th November. I know, I have a problem :)

Huge change for me not to have a garland on it. but we've loved it.

Our Dining Room
I love my Utility Room so much with the fairy lights, I may just leave them up through the year.
I printed out pictures of Mum & Dad and also one of Aunty Barbara so that they shared our Christmas with us

The Tree in our Bedroom, had our presents under it

Then we had a fabulous time at the Livery Christmas Dinner this year, which was held at stationers Hall, just the most beautiful place.

oh ... and I got a speeding ticket, so have to do a speed awareness course in the new year :(
Eddie got treated as well ... with a new bed. Memory foam no less :) ... I'm hoping it will help with his arthritis - and of course, he loved his Advent calendar each day.

 Also, every year, Emma and I do an Advent Swap as our Christmas present to each other. We even fill out a form that gives us ideas on what each of us would like (saves costly mistakes) but we do this early in September, so by the time 1st December comes along, we've both forgotten what we put on our list.  Anyway, as you'll see, Emma wrapped my gifts sooooo beautifully and I had just the most fabulous time opening a present each day from the 1st to the 25th.  Now as much as we're so similar in all we do, we actually have the opposite taste in scrapping, so sorry Emma, that you had to buy things you didn't like.  Do pop over to her blog HERE, and see what she got from me.  Like I say, she's got rubbish taste lol. We also like different wrapping ... Emma, loves kraft, browns and grey ... whereas give me colour any day.  So mine was all wrapped in oranges and pinks which I LOVED.

Papers were Elle Studio, MME, Teresa Collins and Alison Kreft (all stunning)
Isn't this just the most GORGEOUS ... advent swap. Oh I'm in love with it all.

Even Simon and Eddie got in on the presents from her :)

This year, I haven't really shown you much of my project life album, but I have to say, I've loved doing this project, and have pretty much kept up to date with it. Well, maybe a couple of months behind. But on the whole I've been pleased with it and have certainly learnt a lot. So yay, I'm jumping in again for 2014 and I'll make sure I share more of it with you. I also hope to blog more next year too ... and craft and create more. 

So here's to a fabulous and creative 2014 to you all too. May the year be filled with health and happiness for you all xxx