Thursday, 31 December 2015

Happy New Year!!


No resolutions here, just aspirations, which I may post tomorrow or Saturday - whenever I find the time.

Just a quick "Happy New Year and all the best for 2016" for anyone who's reading my blog. ;) I hope to post a bit more again. ;)

Monday, 14 December 2015

Adding something new to the list of things...

Earlier this year I read on Rinda's blog about the Winter Photographic Scavenger Hunt hosted by Eileen (in my playroom) and Joy (Daisy Row) and I loved the idea (actually toyed with the idea in the past to set one up myself a couple of years ago). 

Sooo, to add to my already full list of things to do in December I thought one more thing won't hurt!! ;) (Silly me!). 

HERE IS THE LIST

  1. A robin Redbreast
  2. Tinsel
  3. Outside lighting
  4. A Star
  5. A snowman
  6. A puddle
  7. Berries and/or nuts
  8. A wreath
  9. A tree that has lost all its leaves
  10. A windy day
  11. Your favourite pudding
  12. A fancy button
  13. Street Art
  14. Afternoon Tea
  15. Candle Light
  16. A Chimney
  17. A ladder
  18. An arrow
  19. A fountain
  20. Cutlery
  21. Your own handwriting (this one is compulsory and cannot be substituted)

If you find any of the above hard to get you may substitute one or more from the subjects below, except No 21, which is compulsory.
Alt A: A supermarket Trolley or basket filled with shopping
Alt B: An animal statue
Alt C: Metal railings

This Scavenger Hunt runs from 1/12/2015 to 21/3/2015. Joy and Eileen also set up a Facebook Group for it.

I think they're mostly manageable and will be done for Christmas/Journal Your Christmas/December Daily anyway. :) 

Christmas Panic!!!

Welcome to the annual "OH SH... Sugar, it's only 10 days to Christmas and I haven't done ANYTHING yet!!!" post ... ;)

Well... the 2 packages to Germany have been sent in time at least (that COULD have been prevented, had I started the presents maybe in November???! Then I could have taken the presents with me on our trip (and sent one internally there and hand off the others)).

And we baked one batch of cookies (well... I made the dough, the girls did the mixing, started helping with the cutting out and then both got evicted from helping due to not following instructions despite being told 3 times each)...





I've got 2 to 4 handmade presents to do (depending if the girls get their Disney Princesses PJs now or for their birthday). And maybe some cards for family and maybe for (crafty) friends (at least I had the foresight to obtain their addresses).

Also was hoping to make at least 2 more batches of cookies (might be more) and a Stollen (this year only 1 ... 2 would be excessive ... but maybe for guests?).

Then tidy the house and get decorations up...

Journal your Christmas/December Daily ... what's that???? I've started writing down some thoughts for each day, but haven't done any JYC yet, so that's hopefully some catch up too.

Oh... and then there's Twin entertainment ... like their Wriggly Nativity on Wednesday (bang goes my 3 hours at home to do something there), going swimming on Thursday, they probably want to go to the Drumbrae Library Hub for another Crafty Friday again ... and on Tuesday is their last day at nursery!!

And the tree needs picking up on Saturday morning!!

Doug and I are going to see Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Friday evening with the girls being at the Grandparents for a sleepover, and I was actually wanting to pop into town for a bit shopping (preferably WITHOUT the twins) and I actually had hoped to go to the gym again for a bit...

Personally, I blame the Comic Mart (ok, could  have planned/done the work from September/October onwards....) and the family trip to Germany (can't do anything about it ... it's too short and too much packed in though! ;) ).

Will try to update my progress ... if there is any.. ;)