Merry Christmas!!!

Well its now officially christmas day.. and i sort of made it. There’s still one or two presents left to finish, which i’ll do tomorrow (they won’t be given till 27th). The mince pies are made (half of them), the bread is rising, the turkey, lamb and ham are in the fridge… and there’s not much more to do. I’m about to have a nice relaxing bath !!

In the meantime, I can share pics of presents safe in the knowledge that Mom can’t see them (because i have her laptop, we’re upgrading it for her) …. and photos of the decorations !!!

Two candle sconces are permanently affixed to the living room wall - every year i decorate them for christmas. This is this years effort.

Two candle sconces are permanently affixed to the living room wall - every year i decorate them for christmas. This is this year's effort.

left side of the garland

left side of the garland

right side of the garland. Apologies for the rather yellowy colour of these. i shot them without a flash - they just look better without the flash.

right side of the garland. Apologies for the rather yellowy colour of these. i shot them without a flash - they just look better without the flash.

centre of the garland. the lights are LED lights, so dont get hot, so quite fire safe.

centre of the garland. the lights are LED lights, so don't get hot, so quite fire safe.

now the presents.. this is a knitting needle case for mom. its padded.. untie the dark pink ribbon, unroll it...

now the presents.. this is a knitting needle case for mom. its padded.. untie the dark pink ribbon, unroll it...

....et voila!

....et voila!

he who will not economise will have to agonise. I made one for gran too, hers says Grannies are like moms - with extra icing! (the original was frosting but frosting is an american term and it would fly about 90 miles over her head...)

a couple of totebags for mom and nan. Mom's is the one on the left, which repeats Etorre's observation - "the other line moves faster!". Nan's is a confucious saying: "he who will not economise will have to agonise". I made one for gran too, her's says "Grannie's are like moms - with extra icing!" (the original was "frosting" but frosting is an american term and it would fly about 90 miles over her head...)

that’s it… i’ll try to snap more photos over the holiday – but expect a break, cos on the 27th I a) have to give the camera i’m using back (its on loan from Mum), and b) get my new camera – so i need to learn how to use it… in the meantime though.. i hope everyone has a very very merry christmas!!

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