Monday, 29 December 2008


Today is Jon's daughter's birthday. Happy Birthday, Michelle - hope you have a lovely day and that your card arrived on time.
Christmas is receding into the past but, before I revert back to posts of our everyday life, a few pictures from Saturday. Kyle, my nephew, and his partner, Emma came round to exchange gifts and Mum and Dad joined us. Unfortunately, Hugh and Claire were both at work. A glimpse of our Christmas tree between Mum and Dad. Emily got a number of books for Christmas and is working her way through them. The new furry slippers are getting used daily ;o)
Kyle Emma
A rare one of me :oP
Mum (Sorry you've gone into Black and White Mum!! The colour one just wasn't working!)
Emma and Kyle open their presents
We had a lovely afternoon catching up (and eating too much food - again!). In the evening Jon's sister Debbie and her husband, Dave popped round on their evening walk. It was freezing outside and they were all bundled up. I admire them for walking, I would have got the car out ;o)
By yesterday I was ready to start tidying the house again and doing a bit of a clean up. The kitchen got the brunt of it. I don't know if it was a good thing or a bad thing that Kim & Aggie's "How Clean is Your House" was on TV all day yesterday! I'm taking it as a good thing because the kitchen looks great now. I'm also beginning to think I need to give Flylady a try again in 2009 to keep on top of things.
Today I went into WHSmiths and they and they had some cute storage boxes and magazine holders on sale. I bought a couple of magazine holders (pink with white polka dots) and a 3 tray storage unit (black with pink drawers) so I can start a system of post that needs action, post for filing and the third tray has take away menus (not that we have many but they're handy to have to hand when we do!) and odd papers I want to keep.
Tomorrow I think I need to get some more boxes to help organise the clutter around my computer. Makes me feel better when it looks tidier. I may even take some photos when I've finished...
I'm now ready to wind down for the night and tomorrow is another day.

Friday, 26 December 2008

Happy Christmas

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas with family/friends. Ours started nice and early (Emily and Claire woke at 3.30am but I didn't get up until 5.30am). Mum came round for 6am and present opening. I did say she didn't have to but it was lovely to have her here to share the fun. We had a much smaller Christmas this year but still managed 11for lunch, including Tyler. Jon did a good job with the food and it was a lovely afternoon spent with family.
I didn't take many photos and those I did take weren't wonderful. However, after chatting to Norma on msn this morning we agreed to each make a scrapbook page with our Christmas photos. Mine is very simple but it gets the photos onto a page and, for that, I'm happy.

Best wishes to you all and I hope you enjoy the rest of the festive period.


Monday, 1 December 2008

I know ....

... I haven't posted on the blog in ages ... I haven't been writing emails to anybody ... I haven't been taking photos much lately ... I haven't been doing much scrapbooking ... I don't have much to tell at the moment I have been ... ... writing Christmas cards ... ordering lots of presents on the internet ... wrapping presents as the come in ... trying to get over this rotten cold and cough ... walking the dogs ... trying to more or less stick to weight watchers ... trying to get into the Christmas spirit (and it's starting to work) ... making lists to try and keep on track I will ... ... try and start blogging more regularly again in the near future. Please keep checking back from time to time. xx