Thursday, December 31, 2009

Party Time!

We're hosting a NYE party tonight for some of our favourite people, unfortunately a few cant make it though, so to them and all of you out there in blogland... I wish you a safe but fun filled evening and a very happy 2010!

See you next year ♥

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas Everyone!

There was much laughter in our house last night when we saw this…. Hope you enjoy it too….

There are more here that are also hilarious… Penny Lane is another favourite of ours. Enjoy ☆

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Very Own Christmas Elf

Why I decided to do soooooo much for xmas this year escapes me sometimes, but I know that it will all be worth it on the day, and I certainly know my efforts are appreciated. I was pleasantly surprised this evening that the Boy Person was so keen to roll up sleeves and get crafty with me.
Tonight it was mostly Cracker duty, and I was well pleased to have someone else to assist with the fiddly bits. The tacky cracker kits that I used as a base needed to be disguised with some nice plain paper, so I glued and he cut. Would you look at that concentration!
Bless his little heart ♥

Friday, December 18, 2009

A little rest and relaxation before the Xmas celebrations

This time last week I was a bit concerned about our decision to go away the weekend before Christmas, however after a busy week of shopping, wrapping, decorating (oh and the odd bit of work at the office...) I am definately ready for a bit of rest and relaxation. A couple of days of blobbing on the beach and drinking a cocktail or ten will be just the ticket before next weeks mad dash to the Christmas finish line! So lookout Rottnest, here I come....

I do hope she has moved from my spot by the time I arrive tomorrow morning.
Yep, it really is that blue over there...

Its always nice to see these friendly little guys....

Quokkas, very cute animals that look like miniature Kangaroos are found in great numbers on Rottnest Island, it is apparently one of the only places in the world that they live.

The Quokka Arms is another sight I shall be happy to see...

Mmmm... Only one more sleep to go. ♥

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Brown paper packages tied up with string...

...Christmas is one of my favourite things!

Getting right into it now, most of the shopping is done, started wrapping parcels and even made a start on the food (the frozen xmas dessert part that is). The ugly rumours of a 46 degree day have been quashed too thank goodness, heres hoping the forecast of 33 is fairly accurate… That I can deal with! ♥

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

First Presents

I can always count on my very clever and very stylish Mum to add some class to any event. A big box full of goodies arrived in the post yesterday and as expected it held some beautifully wrapped parcels to give our tree something to proudly stand guard over. Lovely felt bags, handmade gift tags and a cleverly used paper doily. You always deliver the goods when it comes to creative flair and making a gift that extra bit special, thanks Mum, we cant wait to see what lies beneath! xXx

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Festive Feathers

Aaaarh! Is it really only a week and a half until Christmas? I am going away next weekend which i'm sure I thought was a brilliant idea when we booked it, however, that means NO MORE WEEKENDS! Why oh why did I plan so many home made xmas things?

Thankfully, I had quite a productive weekend, got lots of the stocking stuffer type shopping done, made the stockings (sacks really… photos to come) for the small people, wrapping paraphernalia was purchased, and I also made these very cool (if I do say so myself) glass baubles with Turkey and Ostrich feathers inside…

I picked up the baubles and feathers from Spotlight, a place that must do incredibly well at this time of year!

I filled the smaller glass baubles with the little coloured feathers, saving the larger red and white Ostrich feathers for the biggies.

I am so pleased with them, isn't it great when an idea works as well as you hoped? Our tree looks so lovely now with these extra bursts of colour.

Have a great week, hope yours isn't as stressful as I fear mine shall be! ♥

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Something for the little ones that need it most

I just love this music video put together for the BBC Children in Need. Apart from it being for a good cause, the hilarious genius that is Peter Kay is behind it so it just had to be good. How lovely to see so many wonderful characters from past and present, so children both young and old can enjoy it. Gets my vote for the Christmas Number One!

Well done Mr Kay. Respect ♥

Bali Dreaming

A couple of weeks ago we took advantage of a great Jetstar sale and booked ourselves some super cheap flights to Bali in July. We figured that gives us plenty of time to save our pennies for a nice week long stay. Last year we stayed near Seminyac, Kuta which was lovely but this time we're keen to go further inland and stay in or near Ubud. We have been told by many that it is one of the best spots to visit and from what i'm seeing online, I have to agree it looks stunning....

This extract from here sells it quite nicely: "Ubud is arguably the best place to use as a base if you're visiting Bali; if you're looking for culture, comfort, nature and inspiration. Ubud is surrounded by most of the things that bring people to Bali -- scenic rice fields, small villages, art and craft communities, ancient temples, palaces, rivers, cheap accommodation and unique luxury hotels. And it's central location makes it easy to get from Ubud to the mountains, beaches, and major towns."

I rather fancy staying here...

Or maybe here...

I suppose I would settle for here too...

I may have to earn some serious brownie points (and cash) in the next six months in order to end up at any of those lush spots though!

Meanwhile, to help combat the 'Bah Humbugs' that seem to be unavoidable at this time of year, i'll just imagine myself at the edge of one of those luxurious private infinity pools overlooking the stunning River Oos, cocktail in hand, and Boy at my side. Hmmm.....

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