Friday, 30 December 2011

Catch up

A yummy roast dinner (stilton and butternut squash pie) and a visit from santa:

I love Dear Zoo and my boys do too. I was thrilled to find this cute top in Sainsburys:

I treated myself to this pretty vinatge style plant too:

Pj day - lots of Christmas films to keep them busy, while i prepare for Christmas:

I have had this poster since i was at college studying for my Nursery Nurse Diploma. I saved all my Nursery World magazine posters and have used them for the boys and i gave alot to pre schools too. This is my favourite Christmas one. The door hanger was made by my youngest with the gift he recieved from Santa:

 Christmas Eve:

Christmas Day. It was wonderful to cook on my Range. Although i did forget i had thrown out alot of old pans. So i didn't have enough!

Boxing Day - i was so busy i forgot to take any photos. There were 19 of us at my house this year!

Chill out day! Here are the pressies my boys got me when they visited their school baazar:

Colchester zoo:

A slobby day at home, eating far too many chocolates and watching The Borrowers and Penelope:


Monday, 19 December 2011

The last 7 days

I was so pleased with this charity shop find. £2.50 and it was brand new :)

Pressies for teachers: The boys added a Christmas message and picture to the top and a nice teacher bookmark too:

I love my Fairy on top of the tree:

Childrens party bus!!

This calendar is so lovely to open. The boy on the bed reading reminds me of my eldest:

This is heavenly!! My advent swap pressie for Saturday xx

We stopped at our local garden centre for an unexpected roast which was delicious. I had a butternut and stilton pie - yum!!


Monday, 12 December 2011

Advent swap and winter wonderland

I love this so much:

We had fun at a very busy Winter wonderland in Hyde park:

More advent goodies:


Friday, 9 December 2011

A touch of Christmas

I took a shopping trip to Tkmaxx to finish off my Christmas shopping. On the way back i popped into Costa to get one of their chocolate orange tarts - yum!! especially with a dollop of clotted cream (The healthy eating is certainly not happening this month)

A yummy dinner - tagliatelle with mushrooms, red onion, pesto and ricotta with homemade garlic bread:

 Making the pictures festive:


Monday, 5 December 2011

A rather lovely weekend

Saturday was spent at a Vintage and Handmade fair in Leigh and Lunch by the sea:

Costa for the train journey home after seeing The Snowman:

The Christmas TV guide is out!!! That deserves tea and mince pies:


Friday, 2 December 2011

Christmas time

Reading my Nursery Rhymes book to my youngest:

My Christmassy dining room:

1st day of advent:

Lovely pictures in my traditional calendar: