Sending Christmas wishes to you all, hoping all is well, that santa has been kind to you and you find some quiet time today and peace always.
How will you celebrate the holidays this year?
We will be at home with lots of family visiting this year. My brother has parked his motor home on the drive. We will no doubt be having fun moving between the house, the festively light gazebo we have put up and the RV. I expect lots of laughter.
What’s the weather currently like where you live?
Rain of every type, every day, it is cold and miserable but today, this morning we have a window of sunshine. I will plant up the cyclamen I bought yesterday.
Do you decorate your home for the holidays?
Oh yes. I decorate the mantle shelf and around the fire. The large windowsill and a little in the kitchen. I like cream, white or red pillar candles, fresh greenery and various ‘things’ bought over the years.
What is your favorite Christmas movie?
Love Actually, The Holiday, Polar Express.
Favorite Christmas Carols?
Silent Night, Joy to the World
Do you have an advent calendar?
Yes. I made it for Ben in 1990. I still hang it even though some years now it is empty. This year I have put tags in the days when some thing is happening. When people are arriving or leaving or someone’s birthday.
Do you prefer coloured lights or white lights
White. But this year Ben has put some red berry lights in a large red glass dish: they look lovely. Oh! and there are coloured lights in the gazebo.
What is your favorite food to eat over the holidays?
Nuts and Medjool dates and any kind of shell fish which we tend to have over the New Year weekend
Do you display a live tree, or do you prefer fake trees?
We always have a real tree. I buy a broad leaved one and have very little needle drop, and with a beautiful perfume
What would you need to make your holiday perfect this year?
My family with me.
The flu like symptoms that are with Paul & I to go away,
And snow for a few days? Well it would kill the bugs?
Thank you for this Rinda, just perfect for today.
…and I am now on holiday until the 7th January, hooray!
I had a play with some textures and the top of a very nice, very unexpected but much appreciated Christmas gift.
The textures are by Pixel Dust Photo Art
I had this mad idea to post every day through December, I have done so far but I notice they are getting later and later!
Thanks for looking. How are your preparations going? Are you finding any time for you?
I have been having such fun making these magazine trees but they are so addictive!
The large one is made from one of those small A5 size free magazines from a supermarket. It had about 90 pages and I folded it while watching a Robbie Williams concert! The smaller one was a small booklet that came through the door. I folded it whilst getting our meal ready!!! A friend of mine decorated hers with tiny baubles and bells and then mounted it on a chocolate box lid and wore it as her festive hat. Just too creative for me.
Anyway here are my trees to wish you Merry Christmas. Hope you have a wonderful weekend however you celebrate.