Sunday, 15 December 2013

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

Not long now and are you ready? we are decorations up, pressies wrapped, cards done and posted, menu's prepared just need to print off and then eat drink and be merry.

David Bailey I am not but this gives you a feel could just do with some of the white stuff outside and even better and should have lit the fire.

My helper! Shiloh

Just realised he almost matches the new carpet, could be good for the moulting seasons.

Have a very Happy Christmas and here's hoping for a prosperous New Year, well better than the last would be good. What do you do over the Christmas holiday? between Boxing Day and New Year I get out the journals and start to plan for next year, things I want to make, new directions, new beginnings, new experiences, hopefully making each day count as a special day.

Happy Christmas

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Last event of the year

Headley Village Christmas Fair is my last event of the year, held always at the end of November feel it ends my working year (away from home that is) my website is still up and running along with an online fair with Supermums. This is a lively event with friendly stallholders and customers, Christmas music playing, mulled wine and delicious smells of baked goodies wafting from the cafe area, does my waistline no good but as my waist disappeared years ago........ May be small approx 20 stalls but you can never beat the atmosphere and think if everyone is happy it rubs off onto us all. A special performance by the Arford Bells, a bell ringing group all helps with the festive spirit.

Rustic plaques with quirky sayings from Under the Oak Tree, delicious scents from Neal's Yard, photography of beautiful UK wildlife, scrummy preserves by Sue, wonderful watercolours of the local area by Wendy, Christmas cards and crackers by Pauline, not to mention the delicious cakes, shortbreads and fudge.

Headley Village Hall is just off the village green and this event is organised by Jo, he has been doing this for quite a few years now and this event is a joy to exhibit at and visit.

Today (Sunday) is our first day of Christmas the tree and decorations go up, I can sit and write out the cards all to the background of seasonal music, fire alight, bliss. We always have a Chinese meal on the 1st not cooked by me but courtesy of Marks and Sparks, washed down with a cool glass of White Grenache from California, delicious. Next week begins checking what we have in stock for edibles and making sure my lists are up to date, all I can say is thank goodness for Waitrose and their grocery deliveries not sure what I would do without them. If I go to the store end up with things I don't need  and forget the items I do, whilst online seem to be more focused.