Monday, 31 December 2007

kiss goodbye to the old, say hello to the new...

Well new year is nearly upon us...for those that know me really well, know that i don't do new year very well.....in fact i will most likely be asleep!....was at work today, but Mark, Nicki, Brad & Lib came up and met me for lunch which was lovely. Then we drove through London on the way home and caught the last of the christmas lights etc....I can't believe that the new year is upon us...Gramps spent the day at the Hospice today, which he loved. they bring him great comfort and I know that when the time comes for him to go in there he will be at peace.
I don't really do resolutions....but next year would like to get my house a bit straighter (garden & decorating)... would like it to feel more like a home....and there's always the hope that 'mr darcy' is around the corner!! ha ha....
happy new year...Tx

Friday, 28 December 2007

what did santa bring?...........




well I hope everyone had a lovely christmas..... I had two things on my wish list: The gorgeous George Clooney!...and the scrummy Daniel Craig......but alas my wish was not to be granted as Santa got a little muddled and left in my stocking the following..............................
........... a Tea Towel & a DVD!


I must be clearer in my letter next year! ha ha......Tx


Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Christmas Wishes & Christmas Cupcake Kisses....





Merry Christmas everyone......just a quick post to wish all season's Greetings.....I'm off to my dear Friend Chris's soon for Christmas day....I have packed up the car...but wanted to share my Christmas morning muffins with you all....mmmmm

Ingredients: 200gm SR Flour, 100gm GCaster sugar, 100ml Sunflower oil, 75ml Milk, 1 large Egg, 3tbsp Mincemeat......Preheat oven to 180'. Mix flour & sugar in bowl, Whisk together oil, milk, & egg...slowly pour into bowl stir gently. Add mincemeat....Bake for 20minutes.

Have a lovely day everyone.....thinking special thoughts of my nan today...I hope that my dinner is as good as yours..miss you x Tx



Monday, 24 December 2007

Twas the night before Christmas..........



Was my Big day for playing 'Mrs Claus'.................
Christmas eve is a mad rush for me dropping parcels off everywhere, I then end up at my Brother's where we do the Christmas eve stuff.....nothing goes under the tree until the kids are in bed which makes it quite exciting...usually with a bit of wrapping in between!!...here are my cards and parcels for them... wishing you all a lovely Christmas xxxxx

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Christmas magic & sparkle...




Today started my Father Christmas drops....I help out as Santa has too many presents on the sleigh Christmas eve!....today was Jack & Harry's turn!....it was like a winter wonderland with the Fog!...we went to Norpar which has a Christmas barn (animals included!) in Navestock. It was so foggy the boy's couldn't see the padock at the front of the house....Here are their goodies!

Saturday, 22 December 2007

christmas cards........





well finally finished some of my cards.....here they are I hope that everyone likes them....I've really enjoyed making these this year...so would like to thank all the girls on the UKs thread who have inspired me.....thanks Girls! have been able to sit and colour in while gramps dozes in the chair and not get lots of mess everywhere for him!.....wishing everyone Season's Greetings...........as you can imagine work is mad at the moment so this has been some much needed stress relief!

Friday, 21 December 2007

christmas wishes, hugs & kisses


well it's been mad at work for christmas...plowing slowly thru my cards and things for christmas (still got a very long list of things to do before santa arrives!)....here is one that I made my fab friend (can you guess that she has 2 dogs ..........haha).........also been catching up with some old & dear friends, I went to winter wonderland with michael and I had a lovely evening with marion.
I now have to do some serious wrapping as I don't have a bit of wrapping paper on a present!!...however I have spent the majority of the week being the shopping fairy for everyone else!..........that's the joy of working in the west end.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

what do you love about christmas .......


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? ooohh Egg Nog in New York Hot chocolate in UK!!!!!!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He wraps them of course! with a little help from wrapping elves!
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white. White...I like the classic look
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No...noone to share with ...ha ha!
5. When do you put your decorations up? This is my first year in 3 years...put them up a week before christmas
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?Cold meat, red cabbage and bubble & squeak.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: grandads treasure hunt to find the presents that santa had left!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? My grandad told me when I was 8 as they told me at school that he wasn't real
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Sometimes santa leaves new PJ's
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I have a 'girlie' tree covered with trinkets from Bloomingdales, Macy's, sak's & NY...with a few dresses & shoes thrown in!!...brown & cream baubles
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?... I love it especially skating in central park
12. Do you know how to ice skate? yes..can occasionally not fall over!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? A bike when I was 12...i felt all grown up!
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Seeing the people that mean the world to me.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Christmas pudding & custard
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas eve at my brothers
17. What tops your tree? a star
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Definitely love selecting & giving gifts, but it is also lovely to receive gifts that are lovingly hand picked!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Oh Holy Night (Carol) & Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Classic) Last Christmas (pop)
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Yummy

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Glamorous Greetings....................


Hi everyone......well I am completely in panic mode now.....we all complain that Christmas starts too early and then two weeks away i go into a complete panic!....for those of you that know me well, know that I am a little 'anal' about my gift wrap and usually have a theme!.....last year I did a natural country style....this year i've opted for Glamour!!......I saw weeks ago some beautiful paper, which i have spent the last two weeks looking for...and i've got it yeh!!!!..........so here it is .....i do so like wrapping!!!....Tx

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Happy Holiday's..........



well finally started to scrap some things for christmas....so here are some cards that i've made today whilst watching christmas movies!!............it's the scrapaholics christmas party which should be fun....next week i'm off to winter wonderland in hyde park.....must dash now as my dinner is cooked...mmmmm roast lamb today
Tx

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Happy Birthday Gramps xxxx

Today is my grandads birthday, he is 89......so Happy Birthday Gramps xx This is the message that i've put in his card:
"As children, we can't comprehend or fully realize the meaning of a grandfather's love. How wise he is, how much patience he has, or how much guidance he gives us by his example and by his helpful caring ways. Years go by before we know and understand the depth of his concern and the love in his protectiveness. But as we mature we do finally understand and we can look back and see through older eyes and wiser hearts his unconditional love, devotion, and family loyalty. It's these and many other things that make us realize how lucky we have been and how lucky we are to have this amazing man - our grandad - as the centered root of strength and love in our life."
Just got back from his...he is dozing in the chair drink Bailey's & Hot Chocolate.....not sure that will go very well with his Morphine tabs...but hey ho.....it's his birthday!....Thankyou gramps...love you lots.Tx

Friday, 7 December 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Evening everyone.....it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!.....i'm soooo loving the Christmas adverts.....got very excited the other night when the coca cola advert came on...."the holiday's are coming"......BUT my absolute fav is the M&S one.....ooooh to have that in my stocking....mmmm. Well this weekend I must do some serious scrapping as I have loads of stuff to make before Christmas... i now have a list of things that I would like to scrap, one of my pages in my christmas book is going to be fav adverts! ...............thanks to julie who posted a comment on my ribbon pics.That was a very small section in a very large shop.....its was sooo difficult to choose! ..........Tx

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

ribbons galore.....



Well can't believe that in 3 weeks time christmas day would have been and gone....i am now in panic mode!!...most of the bought presents are now got!...however i have 15 things to make on my list and that's not including edible goodies!....aaaah!......thought i would share with you all the fantastic MJ Trimmings in New york!....i was like a child in a sweet shop
sorry posts are short.....will post more over the weekend.Tx

Monday, 3 December 2007

New York New York...so good they named it twice!

Hello everyone.....well can't believe that i'm back from New York we had a fab time.....and hopefully the girls got to see as much as we could in the time that we were there. We did lots of sightseeing and a little shopping!!!!! ha ha...i've posted a few pictures i took 300 so this is a little flavour.........................
1.View from Apartment window! 2.Manhatten taken from Statue of Liberty and finally.....

3. Macy's from the Empire state building......









Enjoy!!!............Tx

Monday, 31 December 2007

kiss goodbye to the old, say hello to the new...

Well new year is nearly upon us...for those that know me really well, know that i don't do new year very well.....in fact i will most likely be asleep!....was at work today, but Mark, Nicki, Brad & Lib came up and met me for lunch which was lovely. Then we drove through London on the way home and caught the last of the christmas lights etc....I can't believe that the new year is upon us...Gramps spent the day at the Hospice today, which he loved. they bring him great comfort and I know that when the time comes for him to go in there he will be at peace.
I don't really do resolutions....but next year would like to get my house a bit straighter (garden & decorating)... would like it to feel more like a home....and there's always the hope that 'mr darcy' is around the corner!! ha ha....
happy new year...Tx

Friday, 28 December 2007

what did santa bring?...........




well I hope everyone had a lovely christmas..... I had two things on my wish list: The gorgeous George Clooney!...and the scrummy Daniel Craig......but alas my wish was not to be granted as Santa got a little muddled and left in my stocking the following..............................
........... a Tea Towel & a DVD!


I must be clearer in my letter next year! ha ha......Tx


Tuesday, 25 December 2007

Christmas Wishes & Christmas Cupcake Kisses....





Merry Christmas everyone......just a quick post to wish all season's Greetings.....I'm off to my dear Friend Chris's soon for Christmas day....I have packed up the car...but wanted to share my Christmas morning muffins with you all....mmmmm

Ingredients: 200gm SR Flour, 100gm GCaster sugar, 100ml Sunflower oil, 75ml Milk, 1 large Egg, 3tbsp Mincemeat......Preheat oven to 180'. Mix flour & sugar in bowl, Whisk together oil, milk, & egg...slowly pour into bowl stir gently. Add mincemeat....Bake for 20minutes.

Have a lovely day everyone.....thinking special thoughts of my nan today...I hope that my dinner is as good as yours..miss you x Tx



Monday, 24 December 2007

Twas the night before Christmas..........



Was my Big day for playing 'Mrs Claus'.................
Christmas eve is a mad rush for me dropping parcels off everywhere, I then end up at my Brother's where we do the Christmas eve stuff.....nothing goes under the tree until the kids are in bed which makes it quite exciting...usually with a bit of wrapping in between!!...here are my cards and parcels for them... wishing you all a lovely Christmas xxxxx

Sunday, 23 December 2007

Christmas magic & sparkle...




Today started my Father Christmas drops....I help out as Santa has too many presents on the sleigh Christmas eve!....today was Jack & Harry's turn!....it was like a winter wonderland with the Fog!...we went to Norpar which has a Christmas barn (animals included!) in Navestock. It was so foggy the boy's couldn't see the padock at the front of the house....Here are their goodies!

Saturday, 22 December 2007

christmas cards........





well finally finished some of my cards.....here they are I hope that everyone likes them....I've really enjoyed making these this year...so would like to thank all the girls on the UKs thread who have inspired me.....thanks Girls! have been able to sit and colour in while gramps dozes in the chair and not get lots of mess everywhere for him!.....wishing everyone Season's Greetings...........as you can imagine work is mad at the moment so this has been some much needed stress relief!

Friday, 21 December 2007

christmas wishes, hugs & kisses


well it's been mad at work for christmas...plowing slowly thru my cards and things for christmas (still got a very long list of things to do before santa arrives!)....here is one that I made my fab friend (can you guess that she has 2 dogs ..........haha).........also been catching up with some old & dear friends, I went to winter wonderland with michael and I had a lovely evening with marion.
I now have to do some serious wrapping as I don't have a bit of wrapping paper on a present!!...however I have spent the majority of the week being the shopping fairy for everyone else!..........that's the joy of working in the west end.

Sunday, 16 December 2007

what do you love about christmas .......


1. Egg Nog or Hot Chocolate? ooohh Egg Nog in New York Hot chocolate in UK!!!!!!
2. Does Santa wrap presents or just sit them under the tree? He wraps them of course! with a little help from wrapping elves!
3. Colored lights on tree/house or white. White...I like the classic look
4. Do you hang mistletoe? No...noone to share with ...ha ha!
5. When do you put your decorations up? This is my first year in 3 years...put them up a week before christmas
6. What is your favorite holiday dish (excluding dessert)?Cold meat, red cabbage and bubble & squeak.
7. Favorite Holiday memory as a child: grandads treasure hunt to find the presents that santa had left!
8. When and how did you learn the truth about Santa? My grandad told me when I was 8 as they told me at school that he wasn't real
9. Do you open a gift on Christmas Eve? Sometimes santa leaves new PJ's
10. How do you decorate your Christmas Tree? I have a 'girlie' tree covered with trinkets from Bloomingdales, Macy's, sak's & NY...with a few dresses & shoes thrown in!!...brown & cream baubles
11. Snow! Love it or Dread it?... I love it especially skating in central park
12. Do you know how to ice skate? yes..can occasionally not fall over!
13. Do you remember your favorite gift? A bike when I was 12...i felt all grown up!
14. What's the most important thing about the Holidays for you? Seeing the people that mean the world to me.
15. What is your favorite Holiday Dessert? Christmas pudding & custard
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition? Christmas eve at my brothers
17. What tops your tree? a star
18. Which do you prefer giving or receiving? Definitely love selecting & giving gifts, but it is also lovely to receive gifts that are lovingly hand picked!
19. What is your favorite Christmas Song? Oh Holy Night (Carol) & Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Classic) Last Christmas (pop)
20. Candy Canes! Yuck or Yum? Yummy

Wednesday, 12 December 2007

Glamorous Greetings....................


Hi everyone......well I am completely in panic mode now.....we all complain that Christmas starts too early and then two weeks away i go into a complete panic!....for those of you that know me well, know that I am a little 'anal' about my gift wrap and usually have a theme!.....last year I did a natural country style....this year i've opted for Glamour!!......I saw weeks ago some beautiful paper, which i have spent the last two weeks looking for...and i've got it yeh!!!!..........so here it is .....i do so like wrapping!!!....Tx

Sunday, 9 December 2007

Happy Holiday's..........



well finally started to scrap some things for christmas....so here are some cards that i've made today whilst watching christmas movies!!............it's the scrapaholics christmas party which should be fun....next week i'm off to winter wonderland in hyde park.....must dash now as my dinner is cooked...mmmmm roast lamb today
Tx

Saturday, 8 December 2007

Happy Birthday Gramps xxxx

Today is my grandads birthday, he is 89......so Happy Birthday Gramps xx This is the message that i've put in his card:
"As children, we can't comprehend or fully realize the meaning of a grandfather's love. How wise he is, how much patience he has, or how much guidance he gives us by his example and by his helpful caring ways. Years go by before we know and understand the depth of his concern and the love in his protectiveness. But as we mature we do finally understand and we can look back and see through older eyes and wiser hearts his unconditional love, devotion, and family loyalty. It's these and many other things that make us realize how lucky we have been and how lucky we are to have this amazing man - our grandad - as the centered root of strength and love in our life."
Just got back from his...he is dozing in the chair drink Bailey's & Hot Chocolate.....not sure that will go very well with his Morphine tabs...but hey ho.....it's his birthday!....Thankyou gramps...love you lots.Tx

Friday, 7 December 2007

It's the most wonderful time of the year!!!

Evening everyone.....it's beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!.....i'm soooo loving the Christmas adverts.....got very excited the other night when the coca cola advert came on...."the holiday's are coming"......BUT my absolute fav is the M&S one.....ooooh to have that in my stocking....mmmm. Well this weekend I must do some serious scrapping as I have loads of stuff to make before Christmas... i now have a list of things that I would like to scrap, one of my pages in my christmas book is going to be fav adverts! ...............thanks to julie who posted a comment on my ribbon pics.That was a very small section in a very large shop.....its was sooo difficult to choose! ..........Tx

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

ribbons galore.....



Well can't believe that in 3 weeks time christmas day would have been and gone....i am now in panic mode!!...most of the bought presents are now got!...however i have 15 things to make on my list and that's not including edible goodies!....aaaah!......thought i would share with you all the fantastic MJ Trimmings in New york!....i was like a child in a sweet shop
sorry posts are short.....will post more over the weekend.Tx

Monday, 3 December 2007

New York New York...so good they named it twice!

Hello everyone.....well can't believe that i'm back from New York we had a fab time.....and hopefully the girls got to see as much as we could in the time that we were there. We did lots of sightseeing and a little shopping!!!!! ha ha...i've posted a few pictures i took 300 so this is a little flavour.........................
1.View from Apartment window! 2.Manhatten taken from Statue of Liberty and finally.....

3. Macy's from the Empire state building......









Enjoy!!!............Tx