Thursday, 24 December 2015


When we were on holiday in October we bandied around lots of ideas to improve our home in the new year.
When we got back home, we started looking around, getting more ideas. The chimney sweep came and while he was sweeping and I was nattering on about our plans he recommended someone to change our fire and fire place. We got rather carried away and decided how nice it would be to have the fire in place for christmas so that was the catalyst that started the ball rolling.
Then came the ceilings, ,landing, hallway, lounge and dining room all plastered, followed by the flooring and then in the last couple of weeks, finally painting the walls.
Hence no blog, lots of mess, no furniture in its right place and christmas in orbit.
At one stage I didn't think we'd ever be straight again!

These hats are the only things to have come off my needles, one each for my granddaughters.

Despite making a defiant statement that I wouldn't be making Christmas cakes this year.- I did!
I had 3 little helpers round to decorate the cakes and we enjoyed a morning of icing sugar mayhem!

With the lounge decor in mind we went out the other day to buy a rug and came home with a rug and a new fairy for a tree that at the time was still propped up outside by the garage door.
Would it ever make it inside in time?

Well, yes it did!
with the lounge finally finished we were able to put our fairy and our tree in place.
It's been all rush here this last month or so,  but  so worth it!

As we head towards a new year, I'm looking forward to spending Christmas with my family.
Then after I'll be itching to start something new whether it will be knitting or crochet, I have yet to decide.

Thank you for dropping by my blog this year and reading through my ramblings.
Merry Christmas to you all!


  1. Merry Christmas to you too! Well done for having a marathon turnaround and be ready for today and the cakes!! time to relax and enjoy now xxx

  2. It's the same with me. I start out thinking one or two things need to be changed and then I want to change everything. LOL. Happy holidays.

  3. Hope you had a lovely day surrounded by the family. I certainly did .happy New year my love I look forward to seeing you in 2016 . Hugs

  4. A busy time leading up to Christmas. Looking forward to catching up in the New Year and sharing project ideas xx

  5. Christmas is certainly a big deadline to get everything straight for! I hope you are enjoying your home improvements and your lovely new fire. A belated Merry Christmas to you too! x

  6. Wishing you a happy new year, for some reason I missed this post and hope you had a wonderful time