Friday, 24 December 2021

Friday Chat Day

Hello friends

Happy Friday - happy Christmas Eve!

I hope you are all well and ready in your own way for the festive period.

This week I received birthday flowers again!
This is the subscription that the boys bought for my birthday,
it appears each month I get the same card too which is quite funny.

Talking of being ready for Christmas in your own way,
here's a contrast for you - top pic is last year, bottom pic is this year!

It is a very very little tree but it is doing its job perfectly,
plus I get to plant it outside.
I have scattered a few more fairly lights around the house but yes,
very pared down Christmas decs.

How are you spending your Christmas? I hope you are able to 
see your families.  It all feels rather a muddle doesn't it.

Today I am working half day and then going to collect Elliott who is staying over.
I'm excited about that - I know my sons are grown men but still my boys
and it is lovely having them both here for Christmas.

Christmas Eve is by far my most favourite day of Christmas 
and Elliott and I will walk Bella this evening when it is dark to see all the lights.
Mitchell still has to work until quite late (11pm) but thankfully from 
home so I can pop some sausage rolls and a glass of something 
on his work desk.

Christmas Day...
My Mum has had a tough time with her health and it is much easier for her 
and Dad to be in their own home at Christmas so my Sister and I came up 
with a plan for Christmas Day lunch.  
The two of us are splitting the cooking and we will meet up at
my parents, grandchildren as well, for us all to sit down and eat together.
It will not be glamorous china, there will be quite a bit of foil!
But we will all be together and that's important.
Oh yes, Bella will be there too, she's rather excited - can you tell! 


I am very close to finishing this baby blanket.
The original plan was for it to be all white but I couldn't resist a bit of colour.

Also working on my scarf - it would be wise for me to finish that in Winter.
If Santa has read my Christmas list I suspect 
I could have a few new yarn goodies soon - I will be in total flux 
wondering what projects to do! 

I would also be speedier if I didn't have little 'helpers' interrupting me for fuss,
Lily is our most timid cat - she looks like she has a pin cushion on her head here.


I still haven't got out there to prune back various plants,
each time I try the weather is just wet and awful so I scuttle back indoors.
I did remember that last year I had a bowl of hyacinths and 
ventured to the shed and found them, they are trying to sprout.
I think I read somewhere that they may not flower again
unless they are planted outside but I've brought them in as an experiment.


 It has been a mishmash of viewing this week but 
I have been watching the Spiderman films (a mother of sons can you tell?!)
Reason being, Mitchell treated me to a trip to the cinema to see the latest
Spiderman film - in IMAX (that's a first for me) and big recliner seats. 
I was a little worried I may doze off as it was so comfortable
but the film was all action so no chance! 
Such a lovely treat from Mitchell.

And keeping in theme with super heroes I binged the entire
season of Hawkeye on Disney+

Again, all action, totally incredulous and thoroughly entertaining.
I am planning to watch something more realistic soon
but this escapism stuff is rather nice.

In other news a builder has been round to view the kitchen and conservatory.
I contacted five builders and only one responded.
I am awaiting his quote so fingers crossed although he will not be 
able to carry out all the work and install kitchen until end of March.
That isn't so bad, I can wait before everything is topsy turvy again.

And that was my week.
Very relieved we have gone past the shortest day so lighter evenings
are on the horizon.

Just remains for me to wish you all a happy, wonderful and healthy Christmas -
I shall raise a glass to you for being such lovely followers.

Take care friends.


CraftyCoffey said...

Great catch up on all your news. Lovely photo of Bella.

Happy Christmas to you & your family.


hazel young said...

Lovely photos Christine, your Christmas dinner idea sounds great. Thank you for your blog this past year, I do look forward to it. Have a Happy Christmas, stay safe xx said...

Morning Christine.
Thank you another lovely chat.
A very happy christmas and healthy new year.Kitty.

Anonymous said...

Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas together. WakeyL

jdunkley said...

Happy Christmas to you and all of your family Christine. Let's all hope for a better 2022 and forwards.

Unknown said...

Merry Christmas Christine to you and your family! Best wishes in the new year.

christi said...

Merry Christmas. i look forward to your news every week. it's just fun and informative. wishing you and yours a happy and healthy 2022!

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