Sunday, 27 December 2009

So, how was it for you?

I hope you all had a lovely day with time for fun, time to enjoy being with friends and family and time to reflect on what this time of year means to you.

I managed to find a lovely Santa for my fireplace and although he's not a patch on the green fabric one, he did only cost £3.00, and I'm very tempted to paint him green for next year. Or maybe I should just make one, anyhoo, we all loved him with his little tea light tummy and sat beside our Yule log, he brightened our hearth.

A homemade reindeer on the mantle piece along with some fresh ivy and candles.

To the left is my leaping reindeer, a slight extravagance of a couple of years ago, but still lovely, and in the background our little tree.

Homemade Christmas tree bunting. This I totally LOVE and am so pleased I took the time to make it. It didn't take long to make, just some felt trees stuck onto hessian backing and attached to a pretty dotty ribbon. The photo doesn't do it justice, I'm afraid.

Our day went well, with just a couple of very small dramas! Badly behaved (older and absent) family members who should know better and an incorrect instruction booklet with the turkey! Thankfully, hubby and children made up for the family issues and the dinner was just a lot later than intended! I knew I should have stuck to my usual method of cooking turkey, but as this one was so wildly expensive, I wanted to be sure it worked out perfectly! Well, you know what they say about trusting your instincts! Still no harm done, and it still tasted beautifully :) On top of all this, the cold I caught in my last week at school decided to arrive fully on Christmas Eve, but I drowned it with alcohol, so even that had a good outcome!

In the afternnon we took Merlin and Toffee for a late walk and they were Angels too, what a lovely day. I hope you all had a good day too and I look forward to reading about it all as I visit you.


Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Sounds like the perfect remedy for a Christmas cold! Wishing you a lovely holiday week!

Morning's Minion said...

I wonder if holidays ever go quite as we would like to orchestrate them! Ours get simpler every year. Sadly we can't predict how some people will behave [or maybe we can?] I know that I want to spend my time with those I truly enjoy.

Danielle Barlow said...

Glad you enjoyed your day! I am wallowing in that feeling of 'too much food, too much wine' and busily planning all the new leaves I am going to turn over in a few days!

Tea with Willow said...

So glad your day turned out alright in the end - oh yes, I can remember many christmases spoiled by badly behaved relatives! This year I took all the pressure off myself, having been ill the week before, and kept everything very simple (including the housework - I just didn't do any!!).

Glad Merlin & Toffee brought a smile to your faces!

Willow xx

Yarrow said...

Thank you for your wishes, Pamela and I feel the same way now, Danielle. Next year will be simpler for us too, MM, and I love the housework idea, Willow!

Bovey Belle said...

I too had a cold for Christmas, but I couldn't even face alcohol!! Thank heavens for grown up daughters, as they rescued the days and did all the cooking, bless them, and D made wonderful bread and great Yorkshires.

Love your Christmas tree hanging. I may try one for next year if you don't mind me pinching your idea.