Wednesday, 22 December 2010


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


  1. Donna,

    I'm still laughing over the comments from your daughter and love the way you handled it! Not a word. Also, your eldest daughter's cake deserves a round of applause. Frankly, I cannot stand heat and being in crowded quarters so I know exactly what your concerns are for her but you are going with the flow for now. You are so wonderful! The other awards and less detention...everything sounds fine in your household! My daughter turned 23 today! She is the love of my life.

    Thanks for grabbing my button!

    Have the best Christmas ever Donna and have fun!

  2. Like Clara, I am busting up over the comment of your daughter, and your brilliant reaction. I'm so glad you are all right after the scare, too. Congratulations on being a wonderful, wonderful mum- wishing a very, very merry Christmas to you and yours. Love and hugs~ Jennie

  3. I don't know why but it tickled me that your son only got two detentions in December.
    Your daughter has made a wonderful job of the Christmas cake.

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, I hope it's a good one.

  4. Had to giggle at that story.. all very slippery here still! Have a fantastic Christmas! Lizzie xxx

  5. Your post made me laugh, my eldest daughter is nearly 11 and I would be shocked to hear that aswel, I wouldn't be at all surprised if it came out of my 8yr old sons mouth though, thats boys for you!
    Your daughters cake looks wonderful.
    Have a great xmas.xx

  6. Merry Christmas, Donna! Love the reality of this post--got a good chuckle from it!

  7. What a wonderful post and well done to all of your children, you have every reason to be proud. May both you and your family have a lovely Christmas. xxx

  8. I DO remember meeting you at the fair, but it was a manic & blurry day! Fingers crossed for Sherborne then! xx

  9. Love it ! out of the mouthes of babes! my teenages are on their best behaviour with all the grands here but so far it's been very amusing...

    "So Joe, do you like watching Stricktly Dancing?"....
    " Yes ..... it's full of HOT women "
    deathly silence around the table.

    Memories in the making for future Christmasses - have a happy time xx

  10. Hi , thanks for your lovely comments on my latest posts . My twins are 10 and some " language " already slips in occasionally. I havn't heard the "f" word yet but I expect it wont be too long .
    Love your daughters cake and congrats to your younger daughter on the competition :0)
    Jacquie x