I am only going to concentrate on the positives. But " Thank You" as ever,my sweet followers for your supportive and lovely comments about my 10,000 unwelcome visitors!
I have learnt a lot in the past 24 hours and Chalky peace reigns once more.
The most important thing to say in this post is "Merry Christmas" may the festive season bring you joy. If,however,this emotive time of year brings sadness please know I send my gentlest thoughts to you.
Well I am finished. Yes, finished. For some very special reasons today was my deadline.
No more lists, no more shopping,no more wrapping. Diddly,diddly done. Thank goodness for that.
I have so enjoyed seeing everyone's preparations for Christmas. And I am enjoying ours as I am starting to relax.
The sweetest Christmas cup filled with pretty candy from Dubai. Behind is a stoneware statue made by a dear friend. It depicts us both on the garden bench.
The windows all decorated with my precious glass baubles out of reach of little hands and swishy tails.
This corner is smelling so sweetly with this pretty pomander. I only bought it this year but as it has a screw top lid So I will be able to refresh its scent every year.
Some Christmas house plants to make the garden come indoors.
I love seeing old and special decorations come out year upon year and my goodness these next few span some very special years.
The prettiest wreath.
A snowman made by the Sporty One when he was a teacher in
It must be nearly 40 years old. I bet the children who made one each have not still got theirs.
Some silver bells made by my Mum when she first got maried straight after the war. Silver paper and an egg box. So precious to me.
This little knitted angel was given to me in 1975 by a Mum when I was teaching " the littlies."
And only 1 year ago the edible William made this to celebrate Christmas.
Of course there is a little bit of pretty white lights adorning little corners.
And one of my sweet Internet friends sent this gorgeous Father Christmas this year. I was so touched by her kindness. What a lot of work. He will be treasured for ever.
I will be doing this again. It looks so sweet.
And I love,love,love the smell of cinnamon at Christmas so as I sit down to write my card to the dear " Sporty One" I am going to relish every mouthful of that cinnamon twirl. And, no I did not make it. It just jumped into my trolley as I did my last dash!
The " Sporty One " is as the song goes, making his way home for Christmas. He is, as I blog making the long journey from Stansted to Devon and in the car are some very special people. Our son,daughter in law and the edible William are with him.
William was 2 yesterday so that is the reason I had to be ready. I want to spend every minute enjoying being with all my loved ones. And we have a birthday party to organise tomorrow.
Waiting for him is the little train I bought to celebrate his first Christmas last year. This year he will be old enough to hang it on the tree himself. I dreamt of being a Grandma but did not realise it would be this special.
BUT the icing on the cake is the surprise phone call we received from our youngest daughter to say she was able to get home from Barcelona just for the weekend. Of course we shall miss her on Christmas Day. But Christmas has come early, and as I am ready that's fine with me.
Her favourite sweets are tucked on her bed ready for her!
So, I might not be blogging anymore before Christmas. So I just want to send my love and thanks. I am so lucky to share my life with you all. And today the sweetest card came through the post from "The Puppet Lady" I am going to frame it after Christmas and pop it away in my decorations box so that I can enjoy it every year from now on.
Happy Christmas everyone xxx