To end the year I feel as though I should have something really exciting, but this week it is, once again, the usual mishmash of things that I like to share on a Friday! In a way that seems quite fitting. After all, that is how Five On Friday started out.
I am about done writing posts for the year now. I have a post on Sunday about Grace, and then on Monday there will be a link up for you to share your Christmas Card swaps if you wish to join in. I will leave the link open until the end of the month to give you time to join in if you want to. Then on Tuesday I have my Christmas cake icing reveal. I actually iced the cake last night. Hubby doesn't like it. Too minimalist apparently!
On Christmas Day and New Years Day I will have some goodwill messages I am sure. Between Christmas and New Year I have a Pantomime for you to enjoy! It was quite a work writing it and taking the photos, but I hope you will enjoy it. There might also be a few other posts sneaking in if I get them finished of other things that have been sitting in drafts for a while!
I will keep trying to pop by your posts, but if I don't comment please don't think that I am ignoring you! No doubt you will be doing the same in any case.
It has been a great year of blogging with you. I have enjoyed it all, the ups and downs, good times and not so good and I thank you for your support through it, and I am honoured to have been there for your good times and not so good times too.
I hope that you all have a wonderful Christmas and a great New Year! I hope that only good things come to you! See you again perhaps for those other posts that I mentioned and if not, I will see you in 2016!
Now though, on with the Five!
This is a sad specimen to start a post with isn't it. Especially at this time of year! This decoration was purchased by Hubby as a child. We decided that it could probably go to the great decoration heaven in the sky. It wasn't happy! I said that I would photograph it for posterity. So I have!
The wonderful Linda Kay sent me these two lovely things this week. Thank you so much Linda Kay! On the left is a beautiful notebook and on the right is Linda Kay's latest book! Yes, latest because she has written several books now! I haven't dipped in yet because I am saving this, but when I read it I will of course review it. In the meantime, if you go to Linda Kay's blog you can get your own copy! Thank you Linda Kay!
There have been reports of daffodils flowering around the country, and yesterday a friend told me she has snowdrops flowering in her garden! All far to early and caused by the very mild weather that we are having. Earlier in the year they were forecasting our worst winter for 50 years. So far it hasn't materialised and I hope that it doesn't, but we do need some colder temperatures.
You can see here all of the crazy things growing and flowering in our garden at totally the wrong time of year.
I should say that the cyclamen should of course be flowering at this time, just not the roses et al!
Low key on the front door this year. A few shiny sticks and some decorated balls from the supermarket. My wreath is handmade, I looked back on my blog, and I see that it is now on its third Christmas. Handy isn't it having a blog that you can look things up on! I have added a few bits of greenery this year just poked in.
Hopefully visitors feel welcome when they arrive.
There are also lots of berries around too to welcome visitors and the birds!
This is a terrible photo! Sorry about that. I crocheted this brooch last year, but I am pretty sure that I didn't share it with you. I wore it on my coat earlier in the week - not that I needed a coat with the temperatures being what they are - and the lady serving me in a shop complimented me on it which was nice of her. It was a lovely Christmas moment!
Well, that is me for this years Five On Friday.
I said the rest all at the start. Thank you all for being here and for taking part! Don't forget to visit others too if you have the time.
Happy Christmas and New Year!
I hope that you all have a wonderful time with your family and friends whatever you are doing.
Love and Hugs!
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