Week 52

Thursday, 29 December 2016
A lovely Christmas was had for sure.
We started the week at the little house, but had to come home as the bears had a visit to the groomers.   Honestly, we laughed so much when we saw the photo of them that they put up on Facebook of them ... no wonder they sulk when we pick them up.

Luckily for me, I ordered from the Emma Bridgewater sale on the first morning it started, and I couldn't believe me luck it was delivered before Christmas.

I was also very lucky with my deliveries as my project life album from Hey Little Magpie came too ... yes I know, I've not finished 2016's album but I'm still not giving in with this amazing project.

Finally Christmas day arrived and we spent it at home with my cousins, and my very very VERY talented hubby cooked an amazing dinner.

Lastly, our bears are calendar stars, yup, they're November's pin up bears.

There you have it .... our Christmas was lovely, and I hope yours was too.

Merry Christmas

Sunday, 25 December 2016
I'd like to wish you all dear friends a very Merry Christmas.
Thank you for coming on this journey with me, and I'm excited about the blogging adventure yet to come.

Week 51

Tuesday, 20 December 2016
What a lovely social week it was.

It started out with my last R&D with Emma of the year.  I do love that for years, we've met for coffee and cake in the same place, at the same time, and actually usually the same type of cake. I also managed to grab a coffee with a neighbour at a new coffee shop that opened locally.

On Friday, Colin & Maria came over for the dinner.  Sadly, the bears were very naughty and loud, I'm so lucky that they understand and love them as much lol.  Even with them playing up, we had such a lovely evening.

This week, the round table charity called around, with Santa, and its such a big part of our Christmas tradition.
We went off on Saturday to spend some time at the little house, and put up the decorations, and although we're not spending Christmas day there, we will be spending time there over the festive period.  
This week Simon is off until the new year, and yes, I'm all ready for Christmas, so we can really enjoy the season. 

Week 50

Monday, 12 December 2016
A very important event happened in our home this week .... The bears turned 2
I won't lie, its not been easy.  I hear loads of others saying how puppies change their lives ... and that's true for sure, and maybe its different for me, as I've had two ... but they've been a challenge for sure, and we're still having "issues" (think adolescence and twins at that), but seriously, I love them more than I could ever tell you.  They're loud and noisy, little dirt magnets, and bark at nothing (latest obsession is our fireplace), but they're the most loving dogs I have ever ever known.  Simon and I adore them totally.

Ok, next things. I've written my cards and posted them. I've feed my cake more sherry; more decorations have gone up .... 5 trees, at the last count, and I attended the last crop of the year.

All in all a lovely week.  Simon has one more week at work and then off until the new year.

Have a lovely week, dear friends

Week 49

Tuesday, 6 December 2016
Christmas started in our home 
Decorations have started going up, our first card arrived.  Advent calendars were opened and Simon started the round of Christmas parties.

Goodbye November ... Hello December

Saturday, 3 December 2016
I love summer don't get me wrong, but Winter has all the things I love (other than heat lol ... that's where the wood burner comes in).  So, I'm happy with these months, and November for me starts the fun off nicely.  The dark nights don't haze me, I can see the beauty in candles and cosy nights in.

So let me show you how winter has been starting for me.
Time spent at the little house, and the most gorgeous autumn days.  Seriously, the weather has been glorious.  Simon had to go into hospital for a day, for an operation on his feet, so spent a week at home resting.

Christmas baking has started; our Christmas cake for starters and then some baking for a friends bake sale.

I attended a calligraphy workshop at Fortnum & Mason, and went to a craft fair with my lovely friend Jo.  Simon and I attended a Christmas food demo day at the Aga shop, and I started cooking for the bears.

All things Christmas started; Simon surprised me with the most beautiful Advent beauty boxes from Liberty, and Emma & I swapped our yearly advent gift boxes. This year, I did a surprise one for my friend Maria, I hope she enjoys it. Christmas decorations started going up (it takes me a while), but we got a lovely new tree, so it's starting to look beautiful.

I've spent time with my lovely friends and neighbours at a dinner, and Simon started his round of Christmas dinners.

One more really exciting thing happened this month! An artist from Instagram contacted me, and is making a card from one of my photos of the bears.

All in all, I'm so excited that we're going into my favourite month .... let the festivities commence.