Now that it is the end of the first week of December I think that many of us are starting to get into the Christmas spirit. It is a little too early yet for us to be putting up our tree, we will do that next weekend, but as I have come across things tucked away I have been getting them out. After all there are some things that are never to early to start as you will see!
Christmas music! I am listening the these as I type this post! In fact I have been listening to Christmas music for a few weeks now. It is one of my most favourite things about Christmas and is guaranteed to start to get me in the right mood!
Sorry about this rubbishy picture, the lights had to be on because it was so darned dark! Christmas films are another way to get into the Christmas mood. I have recorded a few from the television to watch, but they haven't been that Christmassy so far. I will return to my classic collection of DVD's. Christmas with the Kranks, The Holiday and Home Alone are always good ones in my view!
Not a christmas one here! This is to prove to my lovely friend Meredith that sometimes I am just as grumpy as the next person! Does anyone else get annoyed by those picture game things for the captcha thing after you have left a comment on a blog. The other day I had to select all the pictures of cacti. There was only one cactus. In the end I had to also select a picture of a hyacinth bulb before I was allowed to pass go. Who are the people who decide what these pictures represent. Do they know what the things they are asking us to guess actually look like.... Sorry, it bugs me. I just had to get it out! See, grumpy!
Any guesses about this one? Yes, you are right. This is a patch of grass. Just before I pressed the camera shutter there was a green woodpecker right there. Then it flew off. As I watched it - too far away to photograph - I realised that there was actually a pair of them. They were wonderful to see. Sorry that I didn't get to share them with you and all you get is the patch of grass! Very very mossy grass at that!
Cards have been winging their way around the world in the card swap!
I do feel that something slightly odd is going on though because I have very kindly received cards from some of you who I know that I haven't supposed to be swapping cards with! You have been tricky and tracked down my address from other sources to send me cards. Thank you very much if you have done this!! It is so lovely of you and such a nice surprise! Perhaps you could be sure to let me have your address so that I can reciprocate please? I would love to send you a card!
Thank you to those of you who have sent me cards. We will have a big share up later in the month, but I wanted to show you how pretty these are looking on my office windowsill right now. I will move them to the living room later in the month when I decorate, but right now I am enjoying keeping them to myself! Thank you!
There will only be two more Five On Fridays this month as I am sure that no one wants to be posting on Christmas Day and we will also take New Years Day off. Just thought I would give you a heads up! Although as I said, I don't suppose you were planning to post on those days in any case.
I hope that you all have a great weekend whatever you are doing, decorating, partying, working, relaxing or shopping. I will be shopping! Eeeeekk!! Must get some gifts....... Today is my first really Christmassy thing when I am having a Christmas lunch with some girlfriends so hopefully that will have me all in the Christmas spirit for the shopping......
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