Sunday, December 29, 2013

Special request

This one is a special request for my friend Sian who has a lovely black labrador called Rosie. Merry Christmas!


Better late than never!

This was meant to be the 24th day installment of my advent. Bit late sorry, I ran out of time/steam on Christmas Eve and decided to focus my efforts on eating mince pies for the past few days and generally having a proper old chillax! It's been lovely. 
If you were celebrating Christmas too I hope you had a good one!


Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Eve Eve


What a rainy, windy day we've had here in the South West of the UK! I only had one last present to fetch and I almost gave up for fear of being blown away. Santa better hold on tight to those presents tomorrow eve, especially my sausage dog! Feeling very Christmasy now though!

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Little helpers


Lots of things to do before Christmas! Today I've been helping my lovely mum to make mini sausage rolls, mince pie 'whirls' and a yule log. This picture is an ode to the amount of wedding bunting we have realised we need to make for next year. We could do with an army of little helpers!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Two for one


Bit of a two for one in this post.
I went to a works do yesterday and had the plan to just have the one glass of festive wine then head home to do my advent blog post like the dedicated blogger I am...one glass led to two... led to three...led to four etc. 
Well, it is (almost) Christmas afterall! 

Great night though! 


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

A week today

A week today it's Christmas day!
Will you be getting dressed up in your best festive gear? 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Angel Gabby

Apparently Angel Gabriel was a boy? Well this one is a girl - Gabs.
 

Monday, December 16, 2013

Little Donkey

I once asked for a donkey for Christmas.
It was a very serious request.
Unfortunately Santa couldn't fit one on his sleigh...
(and my mum and dad couldn't fit one in their garden)

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Nice Mice


Have you ever been on You Tube and ended up losing hours watching endless footage of cute kittens/puppies/guinea pigs/ponies/mice? No? Just me?

This is one of my favourites:

 
If you are on an iphone/smartphone type device I don't think you can see the above video so here is a link :)
 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Christmas Piggy

It's less than 2 weeks until Christmas and I am already becoming a little Christmas piggy! All thoughts of wedding diets are firmly out the window until the new year!

 A running mad friend of mine has got me considering doing a half marathon next year, I went to visit her the other weekend and we did a Park Run. Park Run is pretty much what it says on the tin - a run in the park, just with quite a lot of other people and a few dogs thrown in for fun. It was 3 miles long and it nearly killed me but it reminded me I did used to quite enjoy running. We live on a big hill so I think my first goal is to make it to the top and back! Then we'll see about that half marathon.

Anyway, that's enough fitness talk - got a day off work tomorrow and we're off out for lunch!Oink oink!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Christmas post

Feeling much better now, hoorah. I've been working on the Save The Dates for our wedding and hopefully will be sending/handing them out asap with Christmas cards. Trouble is now I've (almost) finished making the save the dates I feel like it's a cop out to just buy Christmas cards and they should be handmade too right? Because otherwise it's just cheating...ahem. When is the last day for Christmas post again?! Busy busy busy!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Stockings are up

Day 10 and our stockings are up! Are yours?!
I could do with adding my stockings to my thick socks, and my fleecy pjs, and my warmest jumper, and my dressing gown, and the 3 other layers under that I am currently sporting. Yes, I'm feeling very sorry for myself. Still, 2 weeks tomorrow until the big day - plenty of time to get better. Vitamin C me up!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 9

Feeling very poorly today so just stopping by to post Day 9. Off to bed with a cup of hot chocolate I go!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A fine fox

 


Has anyone else noticed the number of fox related items there are about these days?

My friend pretty much has a fox themed living room and we saw this cushion in a little gift shop when we were out Christmas shopping yesterday - it had to go home with her!

 
You can buy one too from Sass and Belle
 
Here's a roundup of a few more foxy items spotted lately:


 

Saturday, December 7, 2013

All I want for Christmas

I would very much like a sausage dog for Christmas please Santa.
 
 

Friday, December 6, 2013

Day 6

Whoops I'm late, 8 minutes left of Day 6 as I type this!!

Ps: tree update - after a 40 min drive to our nearest Ikea we discovered we were a day early for the tree deal. Which was nice. So we drove another 40mins home again, grabbed a £20 tree from Asda (good old Asda) chucked some decorations at it then went to bed. Ho bloomin ho!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Off to Ikea

We're just off to brave Ikea. Hoping to collect our Christmas tree! They are doing a special offer - you buy your tree for £25 then get a £20 voucher to spend in store in Jan! Pretty good. Every little helps and all that (plus I love a good browse in Ikea!).
I think we'll stick some Christmas tunes on later while we're decorating the tree and get all festive.