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Hello lovelies.... it's been a while since I've been here.  Only 5 days, but seems a long time.

We are fully recovered from the nasty bug, and have come out the other side feeling brighter and much happier.

But something has seemed to escaped me.

Christmas Spirit!

I just cant get myself into the Christmasy mood.

I am 'on schedule' with getting things organised for Christmas, presents have been bought, yes even wrapped.  Christmas cake made, though not iced, but is most definitely marinated in Brandy.

Christmas Cards have been sent and I even had time to make shortbread star biscuits for the school cake day.


(excuse me... glug wine)

I am home alone tonight (not really alone, boys are in bed).  Dan has gone out on his works Christmas do, and I have been left with a box of mincepies and a bottle of red... I know what I prefer to do!

Soo, this evening I have been looking through photos of last Christmas, trying to get in the Christmas mood, when I spied this photo.

It made me chuckle.

Picture this... it is 8ish on Christmas Morning.  Charlie (who is 3 nearly 4 here) has found his stocking, opened all his presents, the wrapping paper and gifts lie all around us.

The one thing that puts that smile on his face are Chocolate coins... boy does he love em!

Look at that smile!

I must remember to get some tomorrow.

Oh tomorrow, should get me in a festve spirit.  In the morning I am helping to sell Xmas Trees at the school for the PTA.  Then we are (naughtily, cos I'm not buying one there) going to chop our tree down..... it' a family tradition.

Followed by, lots of mulled wine and letting off skylanterns.

Yes... it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas..

Have a wonderful weekend my sweets!



  1. I know what you mean, it is taking me time this year. I will get there in the end I am sure.

  2. I'm glad you're back! I missed you (not that I am like stalking you or anything! ;)
    Not a lot of Christmas spirit here either...too tired! I am waiting til the "12 days of Christmas" and then maybe I will be in full swing. We are getting our tree tomorrow too and I'm looking forward to getting the decorations out.
    And oh, I miss mince pies so much!! They don't make them here. :(

  3. im glad you are all feeling better. I do know what you mean as with everything that has been happening here im surprised i have got anything done. Its only been this week once i got the paper chains done that its starting to kick in x

  4. Hello Lou
    So glad that you're feeling better! Hey you say you're not in the Christmas Spirit but it sounds as though you are super organised with cards, gifts, etc!
    I love the photo - and yes, it's always the little things that mean the most isn't it? I'm a great fan of the chocolate coins too !
    We got our Christmas tree today from Ammerdown, nearby, where they grow and sell them. We selected one of the pre-cut ones, but my sister went walking in the forest to choose hers!
    It's such a treat to go to a plantation and choose your own tree, isn't it?
    Have a lovely time tomorrow :-)
    Denise x

  5. Glad you are all well again. Love the smile in that photo - it really is pure joy.
    I'm only just getting into the spirit, now I've got most of the 'jobs' under control. Bring on the fun!! Have a great weekend, x

  6. Glad you're feeling better. You're one super organised lady. You must take photos of the skylanterns. Gold coins are special here too! Enjoy your weekend. Sonia

  7. Glad you are better. Your w/end sounds lovely. Enjoy! Btw, I love choccy coins too!

  8. Chocolate coins! Knew there was something I had forgotten. thanks!

  9. Yay, I missed your lovely posts. Hope you're having a lovely weekend and that Christmas glitter sprinkles on your household tonight leading to festive joy in abundance.


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