Friday, 1 January 2010

New Year's Eve/Day

The hour strikes midnight and the fireworks start
but for me a quiet evening and a toast to the new year with a cup of tea
31st Year's End

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

My favourite decoration photograph of the Christmas season

I love how this photograph turned out, much better than I thought it would. So had to include a page using it for my Christmas journal
30th Candle Glow

Tuesday, 29 December 2009

All good things come to an end

Oh what a dreary day rain, rain, rain and more rain. I should have gone food shopping as I forgot to bring anything back with me from the Christmas fare at Neil's, but really couldn't face getting soaking wet so rummaged in the freezer and found some sausages.
Sausage and mash with lashings of gravy that will do for my dinner tonight.
Hopefully tomorrow will not be so wet, but at least it made for some good raindrop photos for today's entry.

29th All good things come to an end

Monday, 28 December 2009

Retail Therapy

I have done some retail therapy today. I have been struggling all through Christmas because John is no longer here and he always made so much effort to get me all the things I had mentioned during the year. He would store up the information, sometimes quite casually giving, and go on a spending spree in November/December. I would get some on my birthday and the rest for Christmas.
I never managed to get him presents in quite the same way as he often came home with gifts for himself too.
So today I hit the sales and searched for a red dressing gown. Not quite the same colour as the one I had seen earlier in the month but a lovely one none the less and I am classing it as a gift from John along with the hand held dictaphone that I ordered on line. The only thing I forgot to get was a new bag, but as some of the shops were closed I will go back into town another day and hopefully get one I like.

28th The Gift

I know that Christmas is not so much about the gifts as the giver and I miss him so much especially at this time of the year.
I know that I have been with my family and that was lovely, but I am beginning to realise how my Mum and Mum in Law must have felt each Christmas after their husbands had died.

Another day of Family fun

Today I should have gone to church but decided not to do so as I wanted to print off lots of pages to make an album for my Daughter in Law. I made one for her mother as a Christmas present, but thought Gemma wouldn't want one, Wrong she loved it so I just had to make her one as well. Luckily I had an album I could use, found enough protectors to go in it and printed off 28 digital & copies of paper layouts that I had made of my Grandson since his birth in September.
Then I went round to join the rest of the family for another day of fun.
27th Another day of Family Fun

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Boxing Day Lazy Day

A day to laze around
a day to do nothing
a day to just be
a day for just me
I haven't got dressed
I haven't done much
just scrapped a few pages
which didn't take ages
watched a film
watched some TV
had a little dinner
and Christmas pud to finish

26th Boxing Day Lazy Day

Christmas day

Christmas day and lots of fun with friends and family
Midnight service at Christchurch
Mid morning service at RCBC
Rest of the day with my Son, Daughter in Law, grandson and his other Nanny
25th Church Bells Ringing

25th Our Church Family

25th This Little Family

25th Exchanging Gifts

Friday, 25 December 2009

Snippets of Christmas Eve

Well it was nearly two O'clock on Christmas Morning when I decided that I was just not sleepy and so decided to do my Christmas Eve layout.

24th Snippets of Christmas Eve DLO

at eight O'clock I realised that I needed to tidy it up and add the little touches that give it body.

Wednesday, 23 December 2009

Santa your hat's too small

Most babies are made to wear santa hats at Christmas time either for real or digitally placed. most babies' hats are too big, not so my little grandson he has outgrown all his Christmas outfits before Christmas, so now my daughter in law is frantically looking for a new one for him. It is a shame because he has a lovely snowman outfit and also a reindeer one that he hasn't been able to wear. Still I do love the small Santa hat perched on his head

Above all have fun

What have we left to do today?
before we see Old Santa's sleigh
speed across the twinkling sky,
bringing gifts to you and I.

There is one thing upon my list
one thing that really can't be missed
It's there on every day to do
Have fun, the wish from me to you

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