Friday 30 December 2011

After Christmas

Well, Christmas seems to have been and gone without my having 'blogged' about any of it! I thought about having a little blog over the last few days, but realise I haven't actually very much to blog about! Maybe that's a good thing?  We had a wonderful Christmas with family, though for the first time ever Jo didn't spend it with us due to her work commitments not helped by her parents moving six hundred miles away to the Scottish Highlands which makes it nigh on impossible for her to 'nip' up here for forty eight hours with her boyfriend - sorry Jo. Your parents are inconsiderate! However the boys made it together with Ollie's girl friend Anna, and without wanting Anna to feel like the 'token' girl or Jo to feel she's being left out, we did all have a very enjoyable and relaxing time. 
The best Christmas tree decorations from Olek and Jarno  arrived in the post as I was decorating the tree. 'Thank You Olek & Jarno' (and possibly Mum & Dad!)  they're wonderful and weigh the tree down nicely! I suspect we could even have stood the tree outside and it wouldn't have blown away despite the constant Christmassy gales and rain we've had we're having.
Among my presents was a very smart compost bin for my compostable peelings
And a lovely lovely grey and white striped table cloth - 'Thank You' lovely children. And being your Mother I've gone on and on about it
And on! I couldn't resist this jug, I thought it would look very lovely standing on the table cloth - and it does - and it doesn't drip!
On our journey home before Christmas from the warm and sunny south we diverted to wet and soggy  north Wales and bought a piece of slate from a Quarry with a name we couldn't pronounce
It sits on a low wall dividing the kitchen from the dining area and looks very lovely 
- and needless to say goes very well  with the table cloth! I probably need to get out more!

Here is the Christmas card I eventually sent, just in time (hopefully) for Christmas! I drew it from a photo I'd taken, then  scanned it into photoshop and added a few more lines and some colour and after lots of getting very cross and with the help of one husband (who's much better at these things than I am) printed 'Merry Christmas' the right way up on the right side of the card!
I'm sorry I didn't get to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. I had some lovely comments left on my blog and felt very undeserving. I've even been given an award I must post it on my blog. But before I go and prepare supper I just want to wish everyone a very 'Happy and Peaceful New Year' And 'Thank You' for your lovely comments, they really do make a difference.


Linda said...

A belated Merry Christmas to you! It's been nice to switch off the technology for a while. Having said that, I pointed my husband to your post about your woodburning stove and the insulation you'd put in, and he spent a happy evening yesterday browsing. Our thoughts are much on insulation at the moment!
Love your jug - a non-dripping jug is a very precious thing.

S. Etole said...

Your blue and white jug caught my eye as well. Blessings for the coming New Year.

ju-north said...

Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year! May it bring lots of adventures with it!

rachel said...

Lovely snapshot of your Christmas, thank you. And lucky you, having a jug that doesn't drip! My newest jug pours water liberally all over the tablecloth!

ADRIAN said...

Nothing like a baffling play in PS to get the blood boiling. I love the candles. A grand shot.

Mac n' Janet said...

Happy New Year! Your jug is gorgeous, bet I could make it drip though, everything drips for me.
Great Christmas card, very clever.
Looks like you had a good Christmas, like the little man standing next to your jug.

Dan said...

Sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas Annie. You got some lovely pressies. Very clever making your own cards too!!
All the best for 2012.

Dartford Warbler said...

Thank you for all the stunning 2011 photographs of your corner of Scotland. I always enjoy visiting your blog.

I love your jug.

Have a happy and healthy 2012!

Diane said...

Thank you for your fantastic Christmas card. I love all your presents especially the sweet tree decorations, lovely tablecloth & jug. Sorry Jo could not make on the big day, but hopefully you did see her a few days earlier. We wish you all a happy & healthy New Year. Thank you for all the fantastic photos & humorous comments this year. Happy blogging in 2012. With love from, Di & family. xxx said...

Happy New Year to you and Niels. Looks like you had a good time over Christmas, and rain not snow?? Thank you for the card, it was a lovely picture as usual.We both have colds after coming back from a few days to Belgium, Holland and Germany, although I think we might of caught it from our gorgeous Harry on Christmas Day and Boxing Day!!

Best wishes for 2012. love Jackie & Phil.xx

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Christmas card you made! Thanks for sharing your Christmas with us, I'm so glad it was peaceful even if your daughter couldn't make it. And - love the tablecloth!

Wishing you and your family an excellent 2012 - Christine

Jacqui said...

Hello - so lovely to find you - just over the water from us. I fully understand your table cover love :)
Happy New Year to you. x

Em said...

Yaaaaaay, Olek and Jarno are very pleased their decorations made it onto your blog.

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