Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Missing You Mum & Christmas Gone By

I miss you Mum
This time of year is especially tough
Its Christmas and No Card from you sits on the Mantle,
No phone call frantically asking me if I know where you've hidden all the presents because you cant find them...searched the whole house you have!
Then only to find them in the boot of your car, the airing cupboard or some other totally random place...
I miss our Family home at Christmas
The Boys running wild with Excitement...
Nan, Aunt Toot, Cousins galore popping in and out with Auntie Delores, Margaret and Uncle Bill
You Red faced and running round making cups of tea, wrapping last minute presents and nearly forgetting to put up the tree!

Our house was always so full of people & Chaos! There would be food and drink and gift wrapping paper strewn all over the floor.
Kids Crying, Kids laughing, Brothers Fighting and Brothers playing
But most of all Mum
We were all together
Miss you Mum x

Saturday, 26 December 2009

Happy Christmas Everyone!

Christmas back in Essex has been Wonderful.

Lots of family visits.

Luna waiting for our back to be turned
to pinch a cake from the Christmas buffet

Our Grandaughter meeting her cousin Maddie from Peterborough.

Selena and our Nephew Theo

Papa's brother Charlie & Selena...

And Papa's Mum.

Every visit has been Fab!
Happy Christmas Everyone!

Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Cosy Christmas Scarf Pattern

I designed this pattern myself and it is so simple. I used a size 7.00 mm hook and 100g of wool for each scarf.

* Chain as long as you wish the scarf to be
* Row 1 *Double crochet into 3rd chain from hook...Continue to the end, chain 2 & turn
* Row 2, 3 & 4* Double crochet in back loop only of every double crochet, chain 2 & turn
* Row 5 * Puff stitch into every other doule crochet, chain 2 & turn
* Row 6 * Double crochet into back loop only of every double crochet, chain 2 & turn
* Row 7 * Puff stitch into every other double crochet, chain 2 & turn
* Row 8 * Repeat Row 6
* Row 9 * Repeat Row 7
* Row 10, 11 & 12 * Repeat Row 6 & cast off
* Add tassles to each end

Sunday, 20 December 2009

Christmas Baking with Nana Syder

Our Grandaughter just loves to bake so while she was staying with us last week we did some Christmas baking.
Nana Syder style.

They were truly Scrummy!

Friday, 18 December 2009

Its A Snow Day!

We woke up to six inches of snow and at 7.30am the girls were out the front having snowball fights with the neighbours.

It just looked so pretty everywhere.

So we set off for a walk.

Going for the morning paper was such a treat.

Snowman building.

And last minute parcel posting.

Fabulous Fun was had by all.

Lets hope it lasts till next week!

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Crochet

Only nine days left and Ive nearly finished making my Christmas gifts for our many nieces, nephews, friends and neighbours.

I couldnt tell you how many hats and scarves I have made probally around 30

plus two baby blankets for Theo and Milla

But I love to do it.
Oh and it snowed here in Essex today.
Maybe a white Christmas afterall?

Friday, 11 December 2009

An afternoon with My Niece

Karine came over with My niece MP for a visit...
She has gotten so big and now she is six mths old she even has two teeth!

We went over to visit Auntie J and MP loved her cat...

Time for cuddles with cousin N...

Now the best bit...

As Brother Ty, his lovely partner K & little MP are jetting off to spend Christmas in Egypt for a whole month MP got to open her pressies early...

"Oh Auntie Em...What a day...I'm sooooo sleepy!"

Thursday, 10 December 2009

Deck The Halls

Ok its that trime of year again.
and we cant help but be excited.

Outside is finished.

Get in out of the cold, stoke the fire
and get the tree out of the loft.

Lights often prove to be a bit of a challenge.

Cant understand what all this fuss is about!


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