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Thursday, 27 December 2007

~*~ Eating and Stitching ~*~

Hope everyone had a happy and holy Christmas with family and friends.

The children go to their father's at lunchtime on Christmas Day, so we have our Christmas dinner on Christmas Eve- turkey, ham,and ALL the trimmings. I like to attend the nine lessons and carols at Hexham Abbey in the early evening but this year because Alex had been at work all day, we ate in the evening.I listened to R4 from King's College Cambridge but ,although beautiful, it wasn't quite the same.

Now the kids are teenagers, Christmas starts more gently than years gone by, 8am instead of 5am !!
I love watching them open their stockings and presents and everyone was delighted with their gifts.
After the children had been collected by their Dad and set off for another meal (kid this year !!!) and present giving, I got my gladrags on and went to a hotel in Bellingham for dinner with a group of friends. This is the first time I have done this and it was great fun and soo relaxing but with no guilt cos I had already cooked the traditional lunch and the kids were having fun with their Dad.
Home by 6pm, after 4 courses,wine,port, coffee, christmas cake and chocs. (have not eaten much since ) and an invite for a 4 day wine tasting holiday in Tuscany from a local Romeo !!
Overdosed on Eastenders and Strictly and a good day had been had by all..........

To go back a day or so....I dropped off Julie's prezzies last Sunday and admired her tree, on the dresser she had hung a gorgeous little stitcery. I needed that pattern and pleaded with her to lend me it and completed 2 in three days !

Have included a couple of fave photos of mine.

Sunday, 23 December 2007

~*~ England calling Switzerland....over ~*~


Thank you so much for the gorgeous chocolates for the sewing group, we all tucked in on Friday afternoon at the FQ's.

My snowman is really cute, it was really kind of you to think of me and it was so funny to see Margaret trying to finish her's in time for Christmas. She couldn't get the legs the same size and thickness and he looked like he'd had some dodgy orthopoedic surgery!

When are you coming over for a visit, I would love to meet you and your family
Have a great Christmas and a Happy & Healthy New Year.