Wednesday, 29 December 2010


Hello again, hope you had a lovely Christmas! We had a lovely relaxing day and I've been revelling in time off work!

No big pic of the tree, but my favourite Stanley/Toby decoration:

My Secret Santa Swap goodies are wonderful, my first swap and I must say I really enjoyed choosing little gifts for my swap partner, blog land really is a lovely place! My Santa was very generous indeed and I had a lovely pile of goodies to unwrap, pictured before and after:

I'm definately going to make some of the lovely cookies suggested in the book, and the quilts and fabrics and lovely trimmings provide real food for thought! Soaps, lipbalms and the lovely melt are well in use and the chocs are no more I'm afraid! Just need my Mr to help me pin up the heart hook, I'm a sucker for jewellery so have one more place to hang necklaces! Thanks Santa!

Friday, 17 December 2010

Comfort and Joy

A week to go and then I can flop down and relax! University work is going really well, I bagged 84% on my first assignment so I'm really pleased I seem to be managing to juggle full time work with my studies :) This year Mr TTC and I have decided for the first year of our 10 together that we will have our Christmas dinner just the two of us (and Tobydog of course!) and I must say I'm feeling good about doing something special just for us. Every year we have the 'whose parents do we go to' discussion, there's a lot to consider and I felt that last year I was pulled in all sorts of directions! I'm looking forward to home comforts and a peaceful Christmas whatever happens!

I hope you have a restful time and a break fellow bloggers, all the best for the festive season! Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Snow business

Hello again! It's been a bit of a boring old week of getting to grips with my new job, handing in my first OU assignment and doing a bit of wedding planning on the side. That said, in the last few weeks we have made good progress, I have a dress and a headband, we have a venue for the service and the reception so things are well on their way, and we have lots and lots of ideas waiting to be pulled together!

We've been a bit stuck in on account of the North East weather! I love the snow, it's beautiful, I only wish I had time to stop and enjoy it like the kids near us, we didn't get to see it with its roof on but I was impressed with the construction so far!

We did however get out on a walk with Toby this weekend and had great fun clambering around and about the snow, carrying our little terrier across the deepest patches, I've a pair of wellies on order and Mr TTC has been wearing some 'interesting' footwear this week! Better prepared next time though!