Wednesday, 25 December 2013

t'was the night before Christmas...

The house is stuffed with too much junk - things to go into my new home (when I finally get a move in date!), things I should probably get rid of and parcels that probably contain more things I will need to find homes for!

But tonight, the presents are wrapped, the house is quiet and I was able to get away from work in time to have a quiet, candlelit meal with my youngest son...

...followed by a film together in front of the fire.

I'm not big on 'bling' really but I do love a bit of light and sparkle and there is just so much of it about at the moment to enjoy. I don't think I will ever tire of a Christmas tree and whether its the correct, environmentally friendly thing to do or not, for me it has to be the real thing...

After years of cats and children, who were guaranteed to wreck the tree and anything remotely fragile on it, now I have neither I have acquired some lovely glass decorations over the last few years. This one was given to me by a friend when I was first on my own and I really love it...

Even outside, as I arrived at work early one morning, the lights in the car park were making fairy lights of the raindrops...

I'm not good at winter; I hate being cold and I hate the short days but tonight it feels nice to be in the warm with the prospect of a day with my boys tomorrow, with food and laughter and a bit of anticipation in the unwrapping. Oh and maybe a little drop of something too.

Happy Christmas and very best wishes, hoping your day is lovely too. Cheers!



  1. Fairy drops ... that's rather lovely.

    Your candle lit supper looked cosy. Wishing you a happy Christmas and a settled, happy New year xx

    1. Thanks Penny, best wishes for a happy 2014 to you and yours xx

  2. Your house looks nice and cosy. I miss a real tree and I think I'm ready to start collecting some fragile ornaments too. Yours looks lovely.
    Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a very happy 2014 xxx

  3. Merry Christmas to you and yours Sandra. I love your cosy pictures and the way you noticed beauty in the car's a wonderful photo.
    Jacquie x

  4. Hi Sandra, am off work for a couple of weeks, Christmas is over so now have time to catch up on blogs. Hope you had a lovely day with your boys and all the very best for the new year, sounds like it may be a very good year for you xx Sandi

  5. I hope you and the boys had a wonderful Christmas Sandra. Wishing you all the best for 2014 xx

  6. Lovely photos, it looks like a cost Christmas at your house. I haven't bothered with any decorations or anything this year as I haven't felt like bothering this time! Hope you had a lovely day.


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