Friday, 26 November 2010


Thought I would share this with you today

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Christmas is approaching

Yes, it is that time of year again, the shops are full of things to buy, Christmas music is playing all the time, trying to get us into the festive mood. Andrew is going about the house singing the songs he has to learn for the school Christmas Show. Do I feel in the mood yet? No!!!! Maybe because the house is still in a mess, the builders have finally finished the bedroom today - so I have started to put the stuff back into it - the decorating will have to wait until the plaster is really dry. No progress yet on the outside of the house - obviously scaffolding needs to mature before it is used.

Anyway back to Christmas - I have done a Christmas Journal now for the past 3 years and am not sure what to do this year. I found this site Create by Faith, they are doing an Advent Journal, which I have downloaded. It looks interesting but I know that I do not have a lot of time this year and art journals will really have to wait until another year.

Cheryl Johnson is also running 12 Days of Christmas photography workshop, which I have signed up for as it is FREE!!! I did one of Cheryl's workshops ages ago now and really enjoyed it so hoping this might inspire me to get my camera out again.

Are any of you doing any Christmas Journals this year?

Friday, 12 November 2010

At last

my builders have arrived! We have been waiting on them coming since June, but they have finally started. We are not really getting anything major done just lots of little things - which still seem to be causing a lot of disruption. Our bedroom has rising damp which they have to fix, window frames need replaced and painting need done. The windows are on the third floor so scaffolding is needed! The scaffolding went up on Wednesday, but nothing else done yet - I hope it is only because of the high winds and that they will be back on Monday. We emptied our bedroom of everything (luckily we have a large house) and yesterday they came to take the plaster off the wall and fix the damp - again hopefully they are coming back on Monday to replaster the wall. We are in a right mess at the moment.

Amidst all this our church held its first ever Messy Church . This is church with a difference - held not on a Sunday, but on a Saturday morning, it is aimed at families worshipping together by doing crafts, games, songs and stories and of course food!! Our theme was Creation and we made butterflies, animal masks, stained glass windows, bookmarks and planted bulbs. It was very well attended with lots of the mums from Toddler coming (and even bringing the dads). But one think I forgot was to take my camera! Roll on the next one - Messy Christmas.
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