To you all, thank you for your company and your time

Friday, 18 December 2009

Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!

Good morning and welcome to all you lovely blog world friends, thank you for your friendship over the last couple of months since I started blogging - I had no idea when I started, how rewarding it would be and how many lovely people I would get to chat to from all over the world - my how the world has shrunk!  Also a very warm welcome to any new readers, as today I am linking to Yiotas for a blogland Christmas gathering, so thank you for hosting this Yiota.

'When the snow lay round about, deep and crisp and even'  well today where I am is certainly just like the Good King Wenceslas christmas song

even Rudolf the Red Nosed Reindeer was finding it tough!

Very Christmassy indeed.

To, me Christmas is all about the family - I am at my most happy when the shops have closed on Christmas Eve, the presents are wrapped, the Christmas tree lights are twinkling, when I know that everyone is home safe and sound - listening to Christmas Carols on the radio, whilst sipping some wine and making minced pies, just simple pleasures of the season.  In fact that is my favourite time out of the whole of Christmas.  I try to be the last person up the stairs on Christmas Eve and as I contemplate turning the tree lights off I always think of those family and friends who are no longer with us and usually get a lump in my throat, but then after that moment of reflection, I go on to enjoy the fesitivities. 

Its a time for silly stuff like games, jokes and laughter.  We always watch the Snowman story, in fact the story is set literally just up the road from us and when we first moved here I imagined the little boy living in our house and it was magical telling the children when they were little that the Snowman was built in our village!!!  It is easy to imagine on a day like today when there is so much snow around! 

As you can see from the picture - the other film we laugh at is Elf, totally ridulous fun!

Before I go I would like to thank three very special blogland friends firstly Mrs Twins for her help, encouragement and friendship, The Garden Bell for her friendship and funny posts, and finally Lucy for inspiring me so much!

I hope that each and every one of you has a really lovely time this Christmas - and hope that we all have lots to look forward to in 2010. Wishing you all health, wealth and happiness!!

Speak soon xx


  1. What beautiful sentiment! I wish Christmas happiness for you and your family all next year.

    I love little Rudolph covered in snow! Santa will surely need that nose so bright to lead his sleigh!


  2. Wow! I want snow, but where I live is impossible, in rare ocasciones happened.

  3. Hi Kim,
    You are most welcome! It was lovely to read about your festivities. I do hope you and your family have a wonderful time over Christmas.
    I agree with you we have such wonderful friends all around the world, who ever would have thought it would have brought so much happiness into our lives! I just love it all. I look forward to seeing more of your beautiful work in the New Year Kim, I really do.
    You won't be on your own remembering loved ones. I too will miss my Dad and Nan so.....much. I always go to the Crematorium first thing on Christmas Morning, to take decorated fir cones.

    Thank you Kim for your wonderful friendship, and I look forward to some more great posts and photos of your projects. Oh, before I go. I sat my mom at the Kitchen table yesterday and she wait for it ...............'looked at my blog!'. Haven't even told her about it before. But you know I thought 'Why Not!' These wonderful ladies all over the world have given me such happiness.
    Thank you to you and all.
    Friendship hugs and Love to you and your family.
    Sue x

  4. I agree with Sue. I'm very new to blogging -only been doing it for a few weeks but already feel I have made some lovely new friends all over the world - like penfriends of the 21st century. My first thought every day is to turn on the computer to see who's called in and left a hello and my last thought is to wonder who I can catch up with before I go to bed.
    So a very merry Christmas to you my lovely new bloggy friend. Stay safe and have a lovely family celebration.

  5. Wow, Love the snow, especially on Rudolph. We are getting a few flake right now and it's suppose to contine all day long.... icks... it look like another fun day in blogland.

    Aren't these Christmas parties soooo much fun today. Still don't know what I'm going to post yet... I'm thinking now it better be good, since you link to my blog... icks, again...running out of things to take pictures of here today. But, I'll give it a go.

    Such fun, Such cheer, Such and fun new adventure in life this year.


    Hope you don't have too much shoveling tonight.

    Off and blogging my friend.

  6. All my favourite things...I do hope you and your family have a wonderful time over the festive season:-)
    Take care,

  7. I love all the snow pictures and the four Santas look great. I love the sentiments in your post; family being here and family no longer with us...
    Have a happy holiday season!

  8. So much beautiful snow!!! We've usually had two or three snowfalls by this point here in Toronto but it's been very dry so far!!

    Time spent with family -- shops closed and just time to be together and enjoy each other's company. There is something magical about Christmas Day -- like we are all in a bubble and time has been suspended. I love it!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  9. Hi Kim,
    Just a Sunday evening hello!
    Hope a good weekend for you.
    Hope the weather improving for you. We are very lucky so far just a slight covering. So cold though. Those poor people in the Channel Tunnel. Dreadful.
    Speak to you soon.
    Hubby at home tomorrow. I'll go and get my post ready now.
    Hugs and Love Suex

  10. Hello! I love snow too and overhere in the Netherlands there is about 25 centimeters at the moment...Jippi! Although it was so cold last night (minus 15 degrees celcius!) I love it very much..
    I also love your beautiful decorated christmas tree and the house!! It feels very warm and cozy...
    Greetings from mama lieveheersbeestje.