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Tuesday, 22 December 2009

I Just Couldn't Stay Away

I just had to come back to my computer for one last post before Christmas!!  This blogging lark is certainly addictive isn't it? 

The house has been organised chaos the last few days - I was feeling as if I hadn't made as much progress as I anticipated and as the snow came down last Friday I came down with the dreaded sore throat and cold.  So work was posponed until Monday which then puts everything out.  But never mind I am back on track now.

I have to thank Jackie at Button Tree Crafts for cheering me up no end on Saturday.  I was feeling drippy nosey and miserable, when the Postman delivered a parcel for little old me!


My name had been one of the ones picked out to win a birthday present for Jackies one year bloggy birthday!!

It was wrapped up in Rudolf paper with tiny bells on - how jolly!  and inside was :-

A very festive teatowel and a stawberry jam jotter which I looooovvvee and some chocolate which was very welcome - so a BIG Thank You Jackie a lovely surprise!

Today my daughter and I ventured over the Downs to Brighton for last minute bits for Christmas

it was stunning and peaceful on top of the Downs and the sky so blue.

the seafront wasn't too busy

the pier wasn't busy

 the sea was empty

in the shops

nightmare before christmas!!

enough said about that!

Before I go and carry on with the Christmas preps - quick update - the Cot Blanket is FiNiSheD!!!! it is just drying after being blocked, so I will show you photos after Christmas - needless to say I am really pleased to have finished it and I am pleased with the results! 

I have also been starting the process of royal icing my mums birthday cake hmm can't say it was easy to get the icing dead smooth on top - has taken me three goes but I am now quite happy with it and I am hoping to start the decorative icing sometime tomorrow. Earlier this evening I made pink roses to go in the centre of the cake

Just hope I can pull the whole lot together  without it looking too much of a mess!!!

Will let you know in the New Year.

Speaking of which - I will sign off now and speak to you all in 2010 - may I just wish all of you around the world a very Happy Christmas and a great New Year.  Here is to continued blogland friendship for 2010, the last three months have been a pleasure.

Speak soon xx


  1. What a beautiful day on the coast you are having. Thanks for stopping back in. I too, am having problems walking away. Still have many gifts to wrap.... icks.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    Kate-The Garden Bell

  2. Nothing is getting done here either. I think to myself "just one more" then I get caught up in all the news and there goes another hour!
    Merry Christmas

  3. I'm so glad that you liked your little present ~ I loved the little strawberry jam jotter so much that I just HAD to buy one for myself too! I hope that you and your family have a very lovely Christmas and look forward to catching up with all the blogs in the New Year :O)

  4. Oh I know,I'm never going to get anything done round here either. Isn't it amazing how we are all terribly addictive bloggers! I'm just loving your beutiful gift and the photos of the sea front!
    Have a good one( again )!
    Try and sign in now having problems these last two days.
    Hugsand LoveSuex

  5. Christmas Day quick hello!
    Hope good time for you all.
    Hugs and Love

  6. Sunday Hello!
    A quiet afternoon for us. I thought I would just say a quick hello and hope all your days went well
    Our snow has gone!!!!!!! I can't tell you how pleased I am.
    Things have quietened down now and I can't wait to get back to normal with my blogging.
    I'm getting withdrawal symptons.
    Hugs and Love Suex

  7. Hope the cake is going well. But you know your friends are waiting for you now. Kates back, I'm back, Karins back, Helsies near by! I'm sure it wont be long before you're back with us. We are waiting for your news about the birthday celebrations and of course Christmas. You're doing pretty well with those flowers now.
    Hugs and Love Suex