Wednesday 24 December 2014

24/12/14 Day 24! Christmas Eve!

So Christmas Eve is here, my sons are of course excited and we are ready to spend a few family days together having a rest and enjoying our home!
I am very happy that I manged to complete the Advent challenge and I am now looking forward to seeing what lies ahead in 2015.
Thank you and best wishes to all my lovely followers out there.
Happy Christmas!!

Tuesday 23 December 2014

23/12/14 Day 23! Advent Challenge!!

Almost there! Last minute shopping and wrapping and a funny fellow from Finland!

Monday 22 December 2014

22/12/14 Day 22! Advent Challenge!

The stockings are hung up! I keep telling my sons they are getting too old for a stocking but at the age of 11 and 13 they insist that they are not!! and a lovely wreath that I saw on a door the other day when I was shopping in Notting Hill.

Sunday 21 December 2014

Saturday 20 December 2014

20/12/14 Day 20! Advent Challenge.

Schools have finished, I think the holidays can begin, but first I need to go and do one last bit of present shopping in town, I am guessing I will be on one very crowed bus!!!
My youngest son won his schools Christmas card competition, he didn't put the words on, it's a church school they added that bit but his design did need to have religious content!

Friday 19 December 2014

19/12/14 Day 19 Advent Challenge

Today the children finish school for two week, so of course there are a lot of smiling faces around the streets, and our tree is up, a smaller slimmer one this year which is good as it actually fits in the house!!

Thursday 18 December 2014

18/12/14 Day 18 Advent Challenge

The ugly Christmas jumper is everywhere, my step daughter loves them and always treats herself to one from Primark each year! She doesn't live in the U.K and for her it is a great source of amusement!
and my Christmas elves always sit on our mantle piece keeping watch!

Wednesday 17 December 2014

17/12/14 Day 17 Advent Challenge!

Hyacinth bulbs, I always try to have a pot of them in the house over the Christmas holidays, I then plant them in the garden for the next year and some old cake decorations which also came from my Grandma's house!

Tuesday 16 December 2014

16/12/14 Day 16 Advent challenge!

We have not brought our Christmas Crackers yet, there are always so many lovely designs, its always hard to choose, and my collection of vintage baubles from my Granny they are always my favourite to hang on the tree.

Monday 15 December 2014

15/12/14 Day 15 Advent Challenge!

It's Monday again and after a hectic weekend, I think a week of chores and catching up lies ahead, we did manage to put our tree up yesterday and my request for a smaller skinny one was answered!!

Sunday 14 December 2014

14/12/14 Day 14 Advent Challenge!

The mad dash that is Christmas shopping and the making of cookies to give to friends!
Happy Sunday!

Saturday 13 December 2014

13/12/12 Day 13 Advent Challenge!

Love Nordic pattern so included it on some mittens and also love these tiny Turkish glove decoration that a dear friend gave me many years ago!

and thank you to Cultivate Collective for doing a little feature yesterday!

Friday 12 December 2014

12/12/14 Day 12 Advent Challenge!

It rarely snows in London but still we like the thought of it and perfect clementines that arrived in the veggie box yesterday, a must for the Christmas holidays.

Thursday 11 December 2014

Wednesday 10 December 2014

10/12/14 Day 101 Advent Challenge.

I love Cyclamens and always treat myself to a few at this time of year, and colourful cooky cutters from our local Lakeland Store!

Tuesday 9 December 2014

Monday 8 December 2014

8/12/14 Day 8, Advent Challenge!

Inspired by our cat who loves to sit on boxes and a vintage Christmas Pudding box which I found at my grandparents many years ago!

Saturday 6 December 2014

6/12/14 Day 6! Advent Challenge!

Time is flying by too fast and we are already on day 6 of!!
You can see all the illustrations and photo's on my instagram feed too!

Friday 5 December 2014

5/12/14 Day 5 Advent Challenge!

The Lego exhibit at Covent Garden in London seems to get bigger each year!
and I think Santa may of started shopping!

Thursday 4 December 2014

4/12/14 Day 4 Advent Challenge!

A little festive Robin looking for a kiss and a lonely nutcracker soldier that I found in our local charity shop!

Wednesday 3 December 2014

Tuesday 2 December 2014


Day 2, vintage baubles that were found in my local charity shop last week!! and santa in progress!

Monday 1 December 2014

Christmas Countdown. 1/12/14

I am going to attempt a photo and collage a day up till the 24th! You will be able to see them over on Instagram and sometimes here!

Friday 28 November 2014