Friday, 19 December 2014

Christmas cheer

I've been rather neglectful of my blog lately so just dipping in to say I'm still here. I've been trying to read your blogs and leaving comments but time is just running away at the moment. I've been very busy crafting and making gifts for friends and family. I enjoy book-binding and love making journals and albums for myself. I get a lot of inspiration from Pinterest and those who use it also will know it can be very addictive! So I seem to spend more time looking and drooling over the fabulous books I could make, than I am actually making them. But hey ho I'm enjoying myself.

I am very well prepared for Christmas this year too - everything you could possibly think of has been done - baking

 gifts bought/made and wrapped,

tree and decs up

(and not forgetting to take a break to listen to Mr Buble's Christmas album whilst sipping a favourite tipple!! ) well as a freezer full to breaking point with food. The reason being, that we have treated ourselves to a long weekend away with friends to Harrogate in Yorkshire, leaving on Saturday and arriving home during the evening before Christmas Eve! We've never been before and are looking forward to this tremendously as well as visiting York itself. Betty's tea shop is calling too.

If I don't get a chance beforehand I'd like to wish all my lovely blogging friends a Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Blessed 2015. Thank you all for being there throughout the year - giving inspiration, motivation, writing your very appreciated comments and sharing your lives with me.

Before I go I spotted this outside our village post office today - how cute is this

Seasons greetings to you all dear friends.

Patricia xx


  1. You certainly look as though you have everything under control for Christmas. And lucky enough to get a break before hand. Love the decorations especially the post box. Happy Christmas to you and your family....xx

  2. It all looks so pretty! Have a lovely time up north, enjoy the cake at Betty's, and travel safe. Wishing you & yours a happy Christmas time, filled with abundant blessings 😘 xx

  3. Your home looks beautiful. And hats off to whoever decorated the postbox!

    I hope you have a lovely Christmas.


  4. Have a lovely trip to York - it should be looking gorgeous dressed for Christmas especially the Minster. Have a Happy Christmas on your return.

  5. Have a great trip to Yorkshire, and then have a wonderful festive season and a Happy New Year.
    Joy x x x

  6. Same to you and yours. Our plans have changed so we are now on our own but it doesn't worry us too much. Have a lovely time away.

  7. Wow Patricia, you really have been busy. Your tree is lovely, and I particularly like those paper music decorations, very nice. Your cake reminded me, and I went off and iced mine today, and added a Santa. All your presents bought and wrapped? I am in awe. Have a lovely long weekend in Yorkshire, and I wish you and your family a most wonderful Christmas, and great New Year. Thank you for your blog friendships and great comments through the year. xxx

  8. Enjoy you time in York and weekend with friends. Sounds lovely! Your home looks beautiful and the neighbourhood post box very festive. Happy Christmas!

  9. You really are very organised and it all looks so lovely! That post box is just brilliant. Suzy xo

  10. It looks as though you are all organised and sorted! Your tree is beautiful, really, stunning! I love that yarn bombing too, how much fun is that!!! Happy Christmas! xx

  11. It looks like you are well prepared for the big day, Patricia! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

  12. Absolutely gorgeous! Merry Christmas. :)

  13. Your decorations are beautiful, Patricia. I especially love the way your tree glows. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas.

  14. Looks as if you are ready for Christmas, Patricia. York at this time of year is magical have a wonderful visit to Yorkshire and a Happy Christmas too:)

  15. You sound super-prepared, Patricia, unlike me. Enjoy your trip and have a lovely Christmas.

  16. Have a lovely Christmas Patricia and enjoy your trip - best wishes for the coming year.

  17. Patricia, your tree is so pretty:)
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    Wishing you a lovely Christmas.
    Your blogging sister,
    Connie :)

  18. I loved the crochet scene on your post office's beautiful old fashioned red letter box! What a good deal of work someone put in. We have the same sign Christmas which is on your mantle. Mine hangs on my candle lights over our table at Cranberry Cottage.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and the best year of your life to come!

    Hugs from Holland,


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