Sunday, December 16, 2012

photo of the Day Day 15

Christmas Music

One of my favourite CDs that I play in the run up to Christmas.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Photo of the Day Day 14

Christmas Tree

Photo of the Day Day 13 and a frosty country walk.


All of my family are away today so I had to take a photo of the furry member of the family.

Today was cold, and clear - temperatures never got above freezing but I wrapped up and went for a walk to the near by garden centre.

There is nothing nicer than a walk on a cold day followed by a cup of hot chocolate. 

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Photo a Day Day 9

Something I'm reading.

One of my favourite magazines.

Photo a Day Day 8


Little Christmas Village that I made at the last minute to fill a space on the book case. It lights up at night.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Photo of The Day Day 6.


My pile of Christmas shopping waiting to be wrapped - most of it ordered on line as you can see.

Also - a picture of melted snowman biscuits which are popular in the church cafe at this time of year,

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Photo a Day Day 5


Today it has only reached 1 degree C so it is definitely hat, scarf and glove weather. It is going to freeze again tonight so I am snuggled in for the evening in my cosy little house.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Photo a Day Day 4


Photo of our nativity set which for me is perfect for today's word.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Photo a Day Day 3


They look pinkish but they are red. Actually red and white but I thought these Christmas throws, angel etc would pass for red as today's picture.

Fairy made from this book.

Link to challenge here

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Photo a Day Day 2

Favourite Christmas Movie

We all love this and enjoy watching it every year.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

December photo a day challenge.

December Photo a day Challenge copy

Well lets give it a try but I'm promising nothing. The challenge is to post one photo a day through December.
Here is day one.
A chocolate house I made which will be sold to raise money for the Girls Brigade Kenya trip. Please excuse the mess in the back ground.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Busy, busy

Well I've had a busy few weeks. We went up to York and met with Hannah, Ron and Carter for a day of Christmas shopping and a meeting with a Star Wars Storm trooper.

I've been busy knitting and have made several different styles of woollen hat for the winter. I've also made the table centres for the church coffee shop tables - ready to go out in December.

They are cheap and cheery decorations using sock snowmen in decorated jam jars.

Reindeer noses to sell in the church.

Label found HERE

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Christmas Wrapping.

I'm determined to be more organised this Christmas. I'm wrapping presents as I buy them so spent a pleasant hour or so looking for ideas for Christmas present wrapping.

Some of the nice ones I found.
/The Enchanted Home: 35 amazing ways to rock a Christmas present!!!!!!

The Enchanted Home: 35 amazing ways to rock a Christmas present!!!!!!

The Enchanted Home: 35 amazing ways to rock a Christmas present!!!!!!

 The Enchanted Home: 35 amazing ways to rock a Christmas present!!!!!!


christmas wrap

paper holly  for packages

All above images from pinterest

Sweet package...

Beautifully wrapped
Wrap Gifts in Burlap - Send your guests away with something thoughtful to mark the occasion by wrapping a simple vase in burlap. Tuck in some holly and Star of Bethlehem for added Christmas embellishment, and display them by the door or gate so that friends can pick them up as they depart

Friday, November 2, 2012


What a hectic few weeks. We had a busy but restful holiday in Scotland visiting Oban, Staffa, Iona, Mull and finishing off with a few days at my sister's cottage in Lochgoilhead. We stopped off at my mums in Edinburgh on the way back, then stopped again at York to visit my daughter and family. The next week Hannah came to visit and we had some girly time shopping and chatting.

Also another excuse to go on a carousel - one of the many joys of being a grandma!!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Ben More

Another beautiful, sunny day and we walked for hours around Benmore Botanic Gardens HERE. Needless to say we got lost but enjoyed wandering around the paths till we found our way back to the coffee shop.

The leaves on the trees are changing to their glorious autumn colours.
Lot of bushes with unusual flowers on them.

 A spectacular path of Giant Redwood Trees
We also had to contend with a Highland traffic jam when a herd of these fellows decided to wander down the main road in the village.