Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas time 2013

It's nearly that time of year again.
Term ended for myself and the older two last Friday and for the Little Miss, this week.

We started our Winter with a short weekend near Dover... some Christmas shopping in Canterbury, lattes in coffee shops and walks along the beach and cliffs. Sea air and some time away was a lovely, gentle start.

The holidays began for me with a weekend with my best friend in London. We had such a blast, not really doing anything other than catching up, laughing, eating and drinking...we might have sneaked a small amount of retail therapy in there too.

However, the frivolity was followed for me by a week of sinusitus, which has had me fairly miserable until late this week when finally my head decided to give me space again and the pain subsided.

It didn't stop us putting up our trees last week though, as long as I didn't bend down.

 I love unwrapping the Christmas decoration box each year. My trees may not be 'Home and Garden' but they hold a huge amount of memories amongst those decorations: places we've travelled, places we've lived, decorations to represent each of my children and their hobbies or talents.

We have also caught up with other friends and their children last night and are expecting the cousins to arrive sometime tomorrow as long as the threat of bad weather keeps away until after they arrive...

Mincepies are made, biscuits crafted, store cupboards stocked, stockings dug out from the attic, fires lit, singing voices prepped and ready...

Have a wonderful Christmas and I'll be back in the New Year.

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