Sunday, 14 December 2008

Wrapping in comfort

Wrapping presents that is.

Rob and I always wrap the presents whilst sitting on the floor, surrounded by sticky tape, ribbon, tags, wrapping paper and presents. Usually we have some lovely music on. But it is really killing on the knees.

This year, the presents were already on the table, we didn't need to hide any presents as there was no one here to hide them from. So we just grabbed the wrapping paper and sellotape and sat at the table to wrap presents. So much more comfortable, why hadn't we done that before?

Saturday, 6 December 2008

Christmassy Activities

We have ordered the turkey and an uncooked gamon, we can collect just before Christmas from Tortworth Estate Farm Shop.

We went to the Thornbury Christmas Market, which was brilliant. There were Carol Singers, loads of local produce, Christmas greenery, local crafts, hot food, sunshine and people. It was such a lovely atmosphere. Rob and I had mulled wine and a mince pie leaning against the wall of Christ the King Hall, in the sunshine. We bumped into a few friends passing the time of day, chatted and caught up. It was very enjoyable. Hope they do it again next year.

Just tried to capture a little of the atmosphere with that amazing blue sky with my mobile phone camera. It is a little reminder.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Christmas Journal

I have completed all 56 pages in Katie and James's wedding album. I am amazed. I am relieved because it means Mum can take it back to Devon with her on Thur. I still have a few things to do with it, like the intro page and the end page and a pocket for ephemera and a mini book for them to write their own notes in. So when I have done that I will photo some of it and post on here.

Having done that I felt I could Journal my Christmas, here are pages for the 1st and 2nd December. I decided to go for 6" x 12" portrait shape and think I will buy an album to put them in.

The 1st December explains why I am doing the journal and what I hope to get from it, hence titled 'Intentions'.

The 2nd December is about weather, I included a photo from my kitchen window this morning and a couple of snowy pics from the past. I journal about a Christmas when we had snow on Christmas Day and for a few days following. We had hired a cottage nr Reeth in the Yorkshire Dales. The owners had left us a sledge. So we went sledging with our mittens on, had fun (the sort of scary kind of fun) getting the car up snowy and icy hills, involving me sitting on the bonnet! It was an unbeatable holiday.

Monday, 1 December 2008

1st December

I found an advent candle today, it took some hunting down but I decided this is how we would count down this year. Although I think it will take some burning to keep up with the days.

It gives a lovely warm, festive glow to the lounge.