I got a gorgeous mug (which looks like a wooly jumper and my 11 year old has decided is perfect for his hot choc with cream and marshmallows!), with my favourite...shortbread biscuits. Some cute notecards, a fab Marian Keyes book (one of my faves...and its short stories too - perfect for my full head and short attention span at this time of year lol!!), a cute Christmas candle and one of Lacey's famous fabric buckets.
I can't begin to tell you how desperate I was for Caroline to make me one of these (I very nearly asked her...twice!!!), so thank you again for a really lovely swap. Xx And thanks to Mel for organising it (whens the next one!!!)
Apart from opening pressies this weekend, I made a start on putting up the trimmings...I am from the less is more school of decorating for Christmas, so I haven't gone mad!! Trees are not yet purchased, they will have to wait until next weekend, we ran out of time.
When I went through the boxes of Christmas decs, I realised that I had sorted out last year and condensed them down to the ones I put out....so glad I did that, it made life easier. But I had a box of cute santa ornaments and similar that over the years the boys have chosen for me when they have been out with my mum....now, I didn't want to put these out on MY mantels(harsh I know!) so they are now on the playroom mantel with my new knitted nativity!!
(mantel - mantle???neither look right!!!)
Mary and Joseph immortalised in stiches!! I'd love to say I knitted these myself (as when I got the pattern was my intention...!)but it was quicker and less painful for my mother in law to knit them for me!!
I'm hoping for more time for blog posting this week - I have some pics of my new hallway to share...and more pics of my Christmas decs (bit more tasteful than the playroom ones!!)