The past couple of days have been spent giving the cottage a deep clean and a sort through the Christmas decor. What fun we have had remembering Christmas's past, particularly when looking through the baubles. It is certainly an eclectic mix but each one a different memory of a place or person. I am not getting all the Christmas tableware out this year as we won't be here but a start has been made on a few Christmas touches. We do want to feel festive prior to our trip away and decor is certainly a way of stirring up a seasonal feeling.
Christmas cards have been written and are already to be posted. Any worldwide post has already been taken to the post office. I did look to try and reduce the numbers of cards posted but found it hard for one reason or another so I will cut a few corners somewhere else. Our Grandson Bertie fell in love with a penguin in Waitrose but the price was little prohibitive. Granny to the rescue...
... a couple of pom poms, some orange felt and a couple of beads later... Tah Dah!
One very quickly became two.
They have been taken to the post office but how long they will take to get across to the mainland remains to be seen. It will certainly make one little boy very happy.
As always I thank for your visit here and your comments they are all appreciated and indeed uplifting. A warm welcome to a new follower I do hope you enjoy my little adventures through life.
See you soon.
Stay safe and warm. The wind is howling here and I'm not looking forward to heading out shortly to collect Lily from the Nativity rehearsals.ReplyDelete
Love the little penguins. I'm sure one small boy will be very happy with them. X
So cute. I've never gone in for themed trees, ours is a hotchpotch of things we've collected over the years along with things the kids made when they were little, they all hold such dear memories which are brought to mind each Christmas when we decorate. The wind is just getting up here.ReplyDelete
Really bad here too. Havent left the house.ReplyDelete
Our bad weather starts 05:00 tomorrow. Decided to do a half size of the hairy bikers recipe to see if we like it. Did you try the sauce?ReplyDelete
Not on this occasion but we have previously, it goes really well with mashed potato.Delete
You live your life, there, in a wise way. And are never surprised or "put out," by weather. Excellent!ReplyDelete
Do hope you have a calm passage, when you go.
Oh those penguins are the cutest!!!!!!!!! :-) You are so very talented.
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Love the penguins, we are making snowmen but I see a few penguins in our near future. It has been could with a biting wind here but at least the rain subsided into a light drizzle.ReplyDelete
Those are so cute!ReplyDelete
You are wonderfully well organised! The penguins are adorable, Bertie is sure to love them!ReplyDelete
Pom Pom penguins has a nice ring to it. Very cute, too. Glad you are cozy and stocked up for the stormy weather.ReplyDelete
Pom Pom critters are so cute. Hoping you are not delayed in your travel. Life is too short to not be with loved ones when you can.ReplyDelete
Your sweet pom pom penguins are going to make your grand happy! I love how you solve problems. Hopefully the gales will calm down soon for you. Enjoy a cozy evening. ♥ReplyDelete
I love your penguins. Hope the sea is calm for your travels.ReplyDelete
The penguins are darling and I imagine Bertie will be smitten. You must be getting excited for your December travels. Will you be spending Christmas on the mainland? Happy decorating!ReplyDelete
We will be spending Christmas in a log cabin at Efteling, in Holland, exciting times.Delete
Penguins are so cute! IReplyDelete
Bertie will be so pleased with those cute penguins. Enjoy the preparations for Christmas. I hope the storms abate and the ferries run by the time you need to leave. Here it's very grey and dark, but the weekend is supposed to brighten and bring colder weather.ReplyDelete
Those are cute Pom Pom Penguins which I'm sure will be much loved.ReplyDelete
i love the pom poms!!ReplyDelete
i havent started setting up anything Christmasy yet. we are in the lsst week of homeschooling and exams and as soon as we done we can focus on the festivities.
love Angela (aka The Pitout Homestead)
i have added my blog here as the last one had a few "technical" problems. silly technology - right? I do hope you find me in my new spot.
love and light xx
You are one great grand mama! You can make almost anything and the penguin is so cute and cuddly. Your grand son will be looking out for it.ReplyDelete
How clever of you to make Bertie some penguins! I do hope the weather abates so you can make your trip to the mainland and to the family. I bet it's kind of scary to know your trip is at the mercy of the elements! Enjoy your cozy cottage. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)ReplyDelete
How sweet! :)ReplyDelete
What adorable little penguins.ReplyDelete
Glad to know that you are warm and cosy in your cottage.
What a really cute penguin! Stay warm.ReplyDelete
Yes, we have strong wind and rain … it really makes you want to stay indoors in the warm!ReplyDelete
I do like those penguins, they look so sweet - Bertie will love them.
All the best Jan
Yes, I too am ready to get some Christmas spirit...my decorations and tree always help me and that is what I plan to do with my weekend! Reminiscing about Christmases past is always fun!ReplyDelete
Oh my goodness those penguins are so dear! I'm going to show this to my daughter and I just know she's going to want to make one! :-) We have most of our Christmas decorations up, just need to finish outside. I mailed my Christmas cards today! Enjoy the rest of your week.ReplyDelete
I admire your clever penguins and imagine that Bertie will, too. :) It is lovely to know you are tidy and cozy as the storms march through your midst. xxReplyDelete
Fingers crossed for some calm weather for your trip.ReplyDelete
Your grandson will love those cute penguins:)ReplyDelete
hope your weather clears up so you can go places. Lovely penguins and he will love them!ReplyDelete
I sent all Christmas cards per email and our friends do so too. Last year I just got one, from a friend who has no computer and is a bit oldfashioned. The stamps have become so expensive, that lot's of people prefer to buy something and send an email.I think the most important thing is that you show that you have thought of the person on Christmas, so with whatever it is it's OK fro me.ReplyDelete
hope your weather cooperates and that you have safe and happy travels! I love to send Christmas cards, but get fewer back each year because others like email better. Stay safe and have fun traveling!ReplyDelete
So sweet are the penguins. Even sweeter to get them out to your grandson Bertie. My grandfather was called Bert or Bertie, short for Ethelbert. Don't hear that name much at all.ReplyDelete
I need to get my cards written soon. I need to finish decorating.
Love reading about what you have been doing as it gets me moving.