Thursday, 31 December 2009
Friday, 25 December 2009
Monday, 21 December 2009
Off came the paper to reveal my stocking made especially for me by Mel, in her favourite CK fabric.
Tuesday, 8 December 2009
To say we felt old would be an understatement. Our son's band opened the evening and we were so proud! We wish them all well.
The main band were fantastic. We have never seen anything like them and would recommend their show to everyone. Quite bizarre listening to Bee Gees songs being sung in the style of Heavy Metal. - Fantastic. The band were dressed in Lycra and were covered in glitter. If you get the chance - Check them out!
We slept really well that evening - "The oldest rockers in town"!
On Saturday after breakfast, we walked into Lichfield and took in some of the sites. Its a lovely place with some really picturesque buildings., like the Cathedral with three spires.
Sunday, 29 November 2009
Sunday, 22 November 2009
Sunday, 15 November 2009
Friday, 13 November 2009
Imagine our surprise and excitement to find out we were actually first in the queue.
Just before the doors opened Santa and his helper came out and handed out chocolates and discount vouchers to be used against full price purchases in store.
We were then given a flyer showing what goods were on offer to us and we were told we could choose five. Ooh the excitement!
We both had a photo taken with Santa but don't feel brave enough to share the pictorial evidence - sorry!
The doors opened an we were invited in. I was met by a sales assistant holding a red and white carrier bag. "What 5 items would you like madame" then I made my choices.
I got a mug,
A money box complete with lock!
A tea towel.
A note book.
A key ring which has a trolley token on it!
There were no charges for the goods but everyone was asked to make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research charity, which I always like to support anyway.
Happy with our gifts we then headed off to Mc Donald's for breakfast. (not the healthiest we agreed, but none the less very acceptable!)
A very fulfilling Friday 13th!
Then off to work. Not so exciting but still it pays for the shopping trips and scones on Monday!
Have a good evening all. Mrs C x
Sunday, 8 November 2009
Saturday, 7 November 2009
Friday, 30 October 2009
I used the flesh of the pumpkin which I softened in some oil along with 2 carrots, a large onion, half a leek and 2 veggie stock cubes. I added enough water to half fill my pan and left it to cook for about 45minutes. Next step I added a handful of fresh coriander then blitzed it down with a stick blender. Eh voila, a delicious pan of soup.
THE HAUNTED HOUSE
Well I couldn't just throw the pumpkin away, so I decided to check out Google images for a template and get creative. I then set about marking the picture onto the pumpkin by pricking it with a skewer. The next part was the hardest, I had to cut through the pumpkin around my guidelines, then the worst thing ever happened my cutting tool snapped and I had to finish my effort with a small knife.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
We couldn't resist this plate with the glittery snowflakes on the border
Then we saw another so had to have that too!
And then we spotted some cute little decorations for holding Christmas Cards, then a wooden snowman for the tree, and a little silver star with some stones set into it, a snowman plaque,to mention but a few.
I can't wait for December!
Friday, 16 October 2009
We all signed up to a Ribbon Workshop which was excellent (My thanks to the guy who showed us what to do he was great, and he supplied us all with some fudge to eat whilst we eagerly created out wreaths!)
I came home very excited with my new crafty creation, and Mr C just could not contain his laughter. He said he could not determine whether it was for Halloween or Christmas and he then went on to say "has some one created a Saint Spare Ribbons Day?" Philistine ! Well I was pleased with my efforts!
Mind you on reflection when you see it in a photo it does look like an explosion in a ribbon factory!!!!!!!!!!
Night all X
Is quite an impressive building and very bizarre that on Monday evening there was a documentary on TV all about the Liver Birds on top!
T T M X