Hope this finds you all happy and nicely prepared for the 'Big Day' :)
We are nearly prepared which has surprised me a lot, but is mainly due to my very, super organised husband!
The tree is up and decorated :: Yes, a real one :)
I took pictures, but have improved on it since, so when I take some more, they will be put on here for you to see.
I've nosied about quite a bit, and I have to say all of you lovely people have absolutely stunning decorations, tree's and snow !
We've just got snow left mainly on our back roads now ..
This one was taken on Monday.
Our road is just icy slush now, which is more dangerous than snow as above.
I took my youngest daughter (11years) out to see friend of hers yesterday who lives quite a way away. We was traveling up our road (above) at about 7mph it was really slippery, and as we went around a bend, the car just went from underneath me, and we just had to slide with it. Luckily, there were no other cars about, but we hit the curb and bounced off, then stopped.
That didn't shock me as much as my daughter did, 'cos as we began to slide, she stuck her arms out either side of her and grabbed me with one of them and exclaimed in a loud voice F*****ghell !
I was gobsmacked!
Honestly, I didn't know what to say, but she was rather shook up by it, so after split second thinking, I just asked "Are you alright darling?" and ignored the swearing. I ddin't know whether to laugh or cry. LOl
My husband cracked up when I told him, he thought it very funny.
She's only 11! Well, a shocked 11 bless her.
As you may or may not know my eldest daughter has epilepsy. At school they support her brilliantly, and her options for her exams are mainly catering (this is really one of the worst things she can do as heat and the fast paced kitchen area brings on seizures, but we're supporting what she wants :) ).
The school entered one of her classes in a county cooking competition, and we're so proud of her, cos' out of her class, she got through to the semi finals in February. Not only that, but she made our Christmas cake as well (not for the competition, she had to do a fish dish and a soup for that) ..
She made the fruit cake inside, the marzipan (!) the snowman and the christmas tree herself, but as she was away poorly, she wasn't there to make the main layer of icing, or the little decs', so they're bought ones, but she's done well hasn't she ?
We're so proud of her and how she copes.
Also on the children front, our youngest daughter won a county competition too, and is going through to the national finals (am I boasting here? or just being proud? or both? LOL) she had to design a poster on world peace. She spent weeks on it, and won!
She received £30 in WHSmith vouchers, and is going through to the next heat.
Oh, lovely children.
And well, my son Uummmm...he only had two detentions after school in December instead of one each week (they broke up half way through didn't they? )
so that was good... LOL ;0) We're proud of him too :0)
Anyway, I think I've bored you enough my lovelies.
I'd just like to say thnkyou so much for reading my blog and leaving me lovely comments since I started it.
I'm finding that your support really means a lot to me.
Have a lovely HAPPY CHRISTMAS, and if you don't get back before, have a really HAPPY NEW YEAR too. :0)
Take care everyone, and wrap up warm
I hope Santa comes to visit..
Love Donna x