Saturday, 24 December 2011

Christmas Eve

It's Christmas eve. The shopping's all done. The fridge is full. The last minute knitted gifts are wrapped. The home-made sloe gin is open. We've had our traditional meal with our lovely friends and walked to the Christingle service with them. The children are tracking Santa on Norad. Michael Buble is singing Christmas songs in the kitchen.

Happy Christmas!

Tuesday, 20 December 2011

December birthday girls

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here-the tree's up, the light up snowman and robins have taken up their positions in the garden and the old decorations which we bring out every year have been distributed around the house. The knitting needles are clacking away furiously on the last few knitted presents.
But there are 2 events to celebrate in December before we can start on Christmas. Kirsty and I have our birthdays on consecutive days-13th and 14th December.My baby was 14 this year-a very grown-up sounding age

We celebrated with a family party on the big day

followed by a fun friends party at home..complete with a marmite cake for the marmite-mad birthday girl!

the next day I celebrated..

with a birthday cake made entirely by Cameron

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Playing catch-up

Well, I don't know where the last few months have gone, but I've been meaning to catch up on blog posts every week and it just never seems to happen.Over the past few months there has been a lot of yarn-y therapy going on...

this is the flower basket shawl knitted in alpaca sock yarn which I picked up at Woolfest earlier in the year,

My cable-yoke tunic knitted in Rowan coccoon...

and some Christmas presents