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Friday, December 21, 2007

Christmas starts

Christmas starts for me today, we are entertaining friends tonight and everything is as ready as it can be, I just have to get dressed now.

Tomorrow DS, DD & partner arrive, it'll be great to have the house full although not sure how the two cats will get on.

This afternoon I made another crystal Christmas bauble to give to my friend tonight.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

No stitching

Help help, I've done no stitching since Sunday! I think I'm having withdrawal symptoms. Every thing's packed away as well and my poor hands feel as if they have been so badly treated.

Had a lovely meal last night though at La Cotas in Newcastle, we did make pigs of ourselves and ordered far too much, as usual. It was our 36th Wedding Anniversary and always go out for a meal. By the time we got back all I wanted to do was flop and of course fell asleep.

Off to Yoga this lunch time then into Newcastle to do the few bits of shopping left to do. The end is in sight and then I can relax.

Monday, December 17, 2007

Nearly there

The bedrooms are cleared and cleaned, only the hall, bathroom and toilet and my study to go. It also looks as if the kitchen floor will be ready by the weekend. Then it's only the last minute food shopping to do and the presents to wrap.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

10 days to go

Then it will be Christmas Day. I put my trees up today, one real one in the front and a small artificial one in the living room.

Front room

With decorated twisted willow

Living room

We've changed it round this year for the first time, usually have them the other way round. Not sure if I like it but I'll live with it as I'm not going to take them down and move them now.

More twisted willow

Pete's started to lay the new kitchen floor today, so hope it turns out well with no complications

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Keeping fit

Well that's a laugh. I've been suffering with my back for what seems ages, but I'm back swimming again and it's not too bad. I've also restarted Yoga so I'm hoping that will help to strengthen my core muscles. Don't think it's working though as I ache all over now!

Pete wants to do the Coast to Coast walk in 2009 and I've said I'll do a bit with him and act as backup, ie the driver. So he is walking at least an hour every day, not my idea of fun in this weather!

Sunday, December 09, 2007


Well now the fuss over the Exhibition is over now I can really get down to the business of Christmas. What to do next? My cards are sorted, most of the presents are sorted and just have to be wrapped. We get the tree tomorrow. Oh yes the Christmas clear out, ie I have to move all my stash, sewing, craft items and all the other bits and pieces so I can have the family here, sit at the table for a meal and sleep in reasonably comfortable and clean rooms. This is the bit I hate.
Hay Ho of We Go - I'm sure there's a song there somewhere.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

December already

I can't believe it's December 8th already. I've been really busy as we had our Christmas Exhibition today. We had a fabulous day, lots of visitors, despite the terrible weather. It was nice and cosy inside.
There was some fabulous pieces of work, we
have some very talented ladies and my few photos don't really do them justice.