Sunday, 28 December 2014

Christmas miscellany

The last few days have been rather lovely. There were presents on Christmas Day.
These were opened with great excitement by all. I wasn't quite jumping up and down with joy but very pleased with my gifts.

The gifts were played with.

Or used go beautify our Christmas table. My mum made this candle holder for me. Isn't it beautiful?

There was plenty of knitting time

and gazing out of windows, day and night.

The hyacinth flowers are just about to unfold. I can't wait for the scent to waft through the house.

We ate lovely food prepared by Richard. Not too much and not too little.

We made two Lebkuchen houses using extra stiff Royal icing to glue the walls together.

Annie made chocolates for everybody (peanut butter cups, raspberry whites, caramel cups, triple choc cups


We went for wintery walks in the Botanics and in Victoria Parc.

We even found signs of spring.

Dogs are not allowed in the green houses in the Botanics.

We also went for muddy walks.

With our four legged ping pong ball.

What did you do these past few days? I hope you all had a lovely time, too! Richard and I are off for another week and we have lots of plans. No doubt it will be hard to get back into the routines of work and school but we'll cross that bridge when we get there.

Have a great week! Cx


  1. Sounds like a lovely christmas :)
    I'm off for another week too (dreading next Monday!) but Dave isn't sadly. We had a great weekend, two days playing in the snow (all on the blog!).

  2. Looks wonderful Christina - so glad you had time to window gaze x Jane

  3. Oh my it looks like everyone had a wonderful Christmas. Being with family is the best.
    Hugs to you,

  4. looks like a really lovely Christmas xxx

  5. What a wonderful family Christmas. So glad you're all having a lovely time. CJ xx

  6. Looks like such a happy Christmas in your house. I love the photograph of the angel against the blue sky-stunning. What a beautiful gift from your mum X

  7. Looks like you had a lovely xmas xx

  8. I love the contrast of those lovely white swan pictures and then that oozy brown mud! It's good you let your boys be boys!

  9. Hey Christina,
    A similar story here. Not too much and not too little of everything.
    Leanne xx

  10. Ah, lovely. It looks like you all had a great family Christmas. Annie's chocs look yummy. Similar things going on here plus snow!! xx

  11. Looks like a lovely energetic time! With older children I forget quite how bouncy Christmas used to be!

  12. Looks fab :) Love the candle-holder, very pretty :) We are just at home too with no plans at all, very relaxing!

  13. So pleased you had a lovely time. Your candle holder is beautiful...I'm off for (count em) 2 more weeks as this is the time the ABO can have leave! Enjoy your week :-) Happy New Year xx

  14. Your candle holder is beautiful and those homemade chocs look very yummy...So lovely to read about your family's Christmas. I hope you enjoy the rest of the holidays, snow or no snow. Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comment. I'll be stopping by here again soon.
    Happy New Year!!

  15. Looks like a lovely family Christmas. Enjoyed your pictures which tell the story perfectly

  16. That sounds like a wonderful Christmas, love you photos a perfect compliment.

  17. I would say that I hope that you had a great Christmas, but I can see that you did. I hope that your New Year will be wonderful too! Best wishes for all good things in 2015 to you and yours! Wonderful candle holder from your Mum!! xx

  18. Looks like you had a great Christmas. So did we - lovely gifts and plenty of delicious food. Hope you have a very Happy New Year.


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