Happy snowmen and little softie friends!
The most important decoration of all for me.
I take any opportunity to decorate any sort of shelf!
The tree, which I have just realised is without its lights! I will share a with lights picture on Instagram, it looks cheerier with lights!
Another shelf decorated, this time with the village of the wooden folk!
Ta Dah! The mantel in all its glory. Crochet tree bunting by me a couple of years ago.
The special sideways shot!
More bunting. Again made by me a couple of years ago.
This is the advent calendar that I have been opening on IG with you each day.
That is all! Hope you enjoyed having a look around with me.
A quick catch up with other news.... Things with Man are still occupying all of my time right now (mentally if not physically) and as I am sure those who I have
A very minor amount of Christmas shopping - very minor. I have one more thing to get. Hubby wants a warning triangle for his car. That has to qualify as the most unusual Christmas present I have ever bought! He may or may not get it.
A very small amount of Christmas card sending, I just haven't had the wherewithal for more. I have been lucky enough to receive some lovely cards though so have enjoyed putting them up and looking at them. Thank you if you have sent me a card, you are so very kind - and I really mean that even if it is a collective statement. I think I have e-mailed you too to say thank you. On Wednesday I shared a collective Christmas Card to you all, I do hope you have seen it!!
I did also order the Turkey from M&S - a la Audrey from The Good Life if you are of the vintage to understand that reference - but I didn't order the rest of Christmas to go with it, so this still has to be obtained. I plan to get all of the non perishables today and will then probably go on Thursday next week to get the rest, close enough to Christmas, but not too close to be too crazy - I hope!
Decorations are as up as they are going to be. As you will have already seen!
Parcels are - amazingly - wrapped as I took a day off this week because of my darned teeth playing up again so I used the time to wrap presents. That was a big job, but well done so I just have the labels to do now.
That is it really, nothing is happening in a fun or interesting way. I have continued to share my advent calendar opening on Instagram if you are interested and a few other random pictures here and there. No time for much else, but I expect that many of you feel the same this time of year.
My thoughts for blogging are to enjoy your posts today and then look forward to Monday when we have the sharing of the cards post from the Christmas Card Swap - there will be a link up post appearing for you to link your posts - and I am looking forward to that. I am sorry that I wasn't the best swap host this year, I have plans to do better next year! Actual plans by the way!
Then I will be doing a last post of the year probably next Friday for the last Five On Friday of the year and I will then return in January, for Five On Friday on the 6th if not before. I expect that I will be in good company with many of you in that plan. Over Christmas and New Year I am hoping for family time with my family, reading time on my own, crochet time with some films on the TV and some relaxing and lovely time with Hubby.
One thing that has crossed my mind is to consider some New Years Resolutions. I am not generally a fan, but I think that 2017 might be the year. If I do get round to doing some more thought on this I will share it in January. I could do with some new beginnings.
In case you are overrun like me, and may not get chance to stop by again this year, I wanted to sign off by wishing you all a Very Happy Christmas, hopes for all of the best things for the New Year. I hope that Christmas and 2017 bring only wonderful happy and lovely things your way. I also want to offer you my thanks for the caring, love and support and your staying power and the kindness that that portrays more than anything this year. I hope you know you mean a lot to me, but in case you didn't know, here I am saying it. Thank you. You are great and I am grateful!
For the rest of you I will see you on Monday and next Friday!
Have a great weekend and a great week ahead.
Oops, I nearly forgot to say, you can find all of the other Five On Friday posts on the link post here.