Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Belated good wishes...

Well, where did December go? After a very nasty bout of 'flu which really took its toll and desperate travelling conditions every day for a month.Just walking the dog was a major undertaking.... Lots of things happening at the shop and the fact I broke my camera then lost the connecting cable to the lap topnI have been a bit quiet....


It was then time for carol services, nativity plays, twilight tea parties,christmas parties and final assembly followed by a bit of this....



Well actually a lot if wrapping.Which resulted in this.....omg....
I do like to add a tree decoration to each present as a little extra.I enjoy the whole angst about buying the right present and take a lot of pleasure in the wrapping usually,but due to a lot of sad news this year my heart was not really in it .I also half heartedly did the decorations.The tree was up a whole weeek with only lights on it..I went for a homespun look of sorts with accents of red and turquoise.
last year I did just white which always looks lovely.




We spent a really lovely Christmas day at my sister's house and she is the most brilliant host.Her sons were with their dad and we always miss them.However, they are all home for New Year so hopefully we can all get under the same roof for a while.
We didn't do much except eat and drink and watch terrible telly.It snowed again so getting Mum and her two rather ancient retrievers in and out of the landrover was a whole other story......So December just passed by in a flash.I found my cable today in my dressing table drawer!!(It's the menopause-I look in that same drawer every day of my life !!!!!) so I will be able to be a bit more talkative henceforth..Still have lots to tell but have really enjoyed reading all your tales of Christmas present.Have got to go to work now and wade through all the puddles as the thaw is well and truly under way.Hope you all had not the perfect Christmas but the best with famiy and friends.
With much love and best wishes to you all you lovely ladies out there in blogland.
Anne x



8 comments:

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow your gift wrapping is amazing - a gift in itself! Love the tree too! Hope you feel a lot better! xx

lemonade kitty said...

Hi Anne merry christmas. Love all your photos especially the one with the humongous icicles, never seen such long ones here in England, we too have had loads of snow it's lovely until it goes to ice or slush. Best wishes for the neew year, Lucey xx

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi Anne,
Glad you had the best Christmas despite the rest of the year!
I can't wait for this year to end,'nowt but trouble at a fast pace all through! Didn't it go quick?
Your tree looks wonderful, the homespun is something I might try one of these Christmases!

Happy 2011 to you and yours!

Sandie xx

VINTAGE HEART said...

HI , YOUR GIFT WRAPPING is an art form ,so beautiful.. just dropped bye to say happy christmas and i am sending best wishes for the new year, Linda xx

Ashley said...

Lovely pics!!! The wrapping paper looks like my house heheh Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

Radka said...

It wasn't quite your time, was it? I am glad your Christmas was nice in the end. The snow is all gone here now, thankfully,and Christmas is a distant memory. Roll on 2011!

Hen said...

Merry Christmas, Anne, they must be the best wrapped pressies I've seen. I know you've had it tough up there with the weather, I'm sure you'll be glad to see the back of the snow! Lovely decorations, too.
Hen xxx

Andrea said...

So glad you had a nice Christmas Anne, hope you now on the mend and looking forward to a better 2011,
Happy New Year x