It has been an utterly crazy few weeks in the lead up to Christmas. There have been ballet recitals, end of year school celebrations, summer sports, a few health issues and some very weird weather to keep me on my toes. It's meant to be summer but I am currently sitting here, very early in the morning, and all I can see out of my window is fog. The airport is closed making Christmas travel plans a nightmare for many. Thankfully we are staying home this year and I'm really looking forward to some time to slow down and just potter about for a while. Not to mention the chance to eat far too many festive treats and start the diet in the new year!! My small folk love these chocolate biscuit Christmas puds so they requested we make them again this year. Not to mention the piles of white chocolate rocky road and bottles of caramel sauce I made for gifts this year. Delicious!
But the more I look at it now, the more it is growing on me. Maybe I'll make another one for me later.
And there have been many, many more tea cosies made. Quite a few sales and commissions in the lead up to Christmas which is fantastic!
Miss 5 has become a real little crafter. She got this sweet little sewing kit for her birthday and it goes everywhere with her just now. She was unwell recently so I cut out some shapes for her to sew. She made this sweet little bear and today she is sewing more stockings to hang on the tree. I am so proud of Mr 8 too, for a boy whose favourite part of school has always been lunchtime(!) - he came second in a poetry competition this week. I didn't even know he had entered - so it was a huge surprise. My little boy is really growing up to be a gorgeous fella.
Even though the weather has been completely screwy, boiling hot one day and pouring with rain the next, we have managed to grow some yummy veges. Broad beans are one of my faves and thankfully Miss 5 is keen to pod them with me and then peel them once boiled. It certainly speeds up the process!
Miss 5 collected flowers on the way.
Well that's all from me! Have a truly wonderful Christmas wherever you may be. Thank you so much for popping by and I hope to see you again in the New Year. I hope you all get thoroughly spoilt this festive season. Merry Christmas!!!