08 December 2014


...this week of...

...happiness getting my Christmas cards made, finding a lovely way to celebrate Advent with the children, a quiet week at home, orchestra rehearsal

...sadness at the tragic death of a young woman and her baby in the news this week

...creating a toddler vest, a slowly growing scarf, Christmas Cards, an Advent tradition, stars, fabric storage baskets, fabric trivet/hotpads

...reading The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt, to the children Tumtum and Nutmeg's Christmas Adventure by Emily Bearn, and these picture books you can read a short review of them here, 278. Nat the Cat's Sunny Smile by Jez Alborough, 279. Pip and Posy: The Big Balloon by Axel Scheffler, 280. The Crocodile Under the Bed by Judith Kerr, 281. Walk with a Wolf by Janni Howker, 282. Suddenly by Colin Mc Naughton, 283. Use you Imagination by Nicola O'Byrne, 284. Angelina's Christmas by Katherine Holabird

...learning about Castles, Dinosaurs, Advent, St Andrew, St Nicholas, minerals and rocks, how to tie shoelaces

...thinking about presents!

...wondering about casting on a pair of socks

...hoping that I can finish the last few bits on my Christmas present to my brother and his partner

...looking forward to seeing my brother at the weekend, he is recovering well from his accident


  1. Glad to hear your brother is on the mend. Your cards look great. I'll be interested to hear what you think of the Goldfinch opinions of those I have spoken to who read it seem to be 50/50 split between those who loved it and those who really didn't like it at all! I was in the latter category and my daughter in the former.

  2. Lovely things - blessings to reflect on xx

  3. Bauble Christmas cards - great minds think alike ;) xx

  4. Beautiful cards!! Have a great week.

  5. Your cards are beautiful! Have a blessed advent season xx

  6. The cards look beautiful and good news about your brother :-) xx

  7. I am so GLAD to hear your brother is recovering well! Now I'm wondering if you cast on that pair of socks ;) xo

    1. Thank you :) Yes I have cast the socks on, my first pair in a few year I am strangely excited!


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