I'm sat here stretched out on the sofa with Olly. I have the computer perched on my lap. He is watching Power Rangers. Tea is cooking away in the kitchen. The lamps are on and the Christmas tree lights are twinkling away. It's warm and cosy and relaxed. Bliss.
Some simple happy things from my week. As always joining in with Jen.
The Radio Times
I only buy this at Christmas. It's a tradition that goes back to when I was a child. I used to get very excited when Mum took this out of her shopping bag. TV was always a big part of my childhood. I'd like to say that I spent my younger years crafting at the Heals dining table while my Mum floated around in Laura Ashley. But no. I did not come from some dead cool family. We were a very normal bunch from a very normal row of terraced houses in a less than salubrious part of Bristol. But it was all good. Christmas and Christmas telly was a big deal in our family. It still is and I refuse to get all la di da about the evil that is telly.
A Cushion Made From An Old Cardi
This is my first attempt. The logistics was easy, but my skills are ropey to say the least. It took me at least twenty minutes to thread the sewing machine. And I found it a little fiddly, but that's down to experience. Of which I have very little. But I don't care, because I love it!! I made it from an old cashmere (darling) cardi that I bought from Tesco when I was expecting Olly. I love the colour and the soft feel of the wool, but it just reminds me of being pregnant. So I never wear it anymore. Now my sofa can. Hurrah!
And that was the happy!
My days are crashing headlong one into the other. Much the same as yours I suspect. I need to start wrapping the presents. I need to ice the cakes. I need to make the mince pies. I need to write a Christmas food shopping list. I need to make pressies for nursery teachers. Despite it all, there is lots of happy milling about the place.
Can I just thank all of you who left comments on my last post. I think it was the most I've ever got! And hello to new followers. I'm chuffed you pressed the follow button. And a special thank you to Jennifer. I received your Christmas card this morning, and was very touched. There used to be a time that letters and cards were routine. Now they are really special.
A picture post to follow!!
Take it easy lemon squeezy.