Thursday 24 December 2009

Christmas Eve

We're all ready for the big day so I thought I'd just take a moment to say
to all of you lovely bloggy people.
Thank you for popping by and taking the time to leave such lovely comments. They make me smile and squeeze my heart.
We all belong to a fantastic blogging community and I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate it.
Thank you
love Fi x

Monday 21 December 2009

Enough snow.

Brrrrrr...I've had enough snow now thank you.

Igloos have been built

and snowmen

we've measured how many inches (that would be 8 inches)

and admired it's beauty

and now I would like it to go away.

Thursday 17 December 2009

Wintery Walk

Hello from the frozen North.
It's certainly feeling Festive around these parts.
I've been making a special Christmas card for my parents.

something simple.

What do you think?

We woke this morning to a covering of snow. This is the view from the attic window.
After work I popped in here
Peeping out of the cute, little window in the kitchen I could see the snow was starting to fall again.The Christmas tree looks lovely in the corner between the window and the fireplace.

Hmmm. Look it's still snowing.
After a lovely visit sitting for far longer than I should have in front of the open fire in the shop, I forced myself to venture back outside.

And because you asked to see inside our little Sweet Shop, I popped inside as I passed and asked if I could take a photo.
Are you ready?
I'm sure you'll like it
Be prepared, you'll want to come and visit

WOW! Look at that. This picture doesn't do it justice. There are fairy lights and tinsel around the shelves. Everything you could possible want from a sweet shop. Rows and rows of sweety jars. Chocolates, mints, toffees, liquorice root, ice-cream, marshmallows. You name it and I bet they have it.

Back outside and I pass Christmas trees and wreaths stacked up ready for the festive season.

The snow is starting to fall more heavily now. Up the steps to the....

empty car park. Gosh it's coming down now! Usually I can see hills in the distance.

After I get home and swap my full shopping bag for sneaky dog, I head back out onto the field. Here the snow is deep and easily comes over my ankles.

It's getting on now. Nearly time for the school bus.

As you can see the school bus was a little late. 25 minutes to be exact, even sneaky dog was fed up and cold. I must admit I was getting a little worried. The 16 mile journey from school is quite exposed in places and while I was waiting I watched several cars sliding and skidding around. If it keeps on snowing tonight the driver won't try and get through tomorrow. Looks like the school Christmas holiday will be starting a day early for us! YAY!

Till next time.
Fi x

Sunday 13 December 2009

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

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Tra-la-laaa.
Hello all. There's no getting away from it. It's well on it's way! Christmas!
This is our local sweet shop window looking fantastically festive. I tried to take a picture inside but it was far too busy. It's a proper old fashioned sweet shop inside. Rows and rows of jars of sweets; and the walls are covered with vintage sweety and chocolate advertising signs.

Back home there has been a fair amount of this going on...
wrapping and decorating.

It takes me ages to wrap each gift, but that's because I like to faff around choosing pretty ribbons and making my own gift tags.

Gift tags haven't been the only things I've been making....

Yes. The Christmas cake has been made.

Mmmmm. Smells wonderful.

Tastes quite good too!
Well you can't eat every thing on one day can you?
Really we're not that bad; we're visiting my parents for Christmas so it's ok for us to eat some of our cake now - we'll probably have seen enough Christmas cake by the time we come home again. Well that's our excuse anyway.
Thank you to Anne M. (you know who you are) The fabric has arrived, and it is lovely thank you for thinking of me.
Till next time.
Fi x