Saturday, 8 January 2011

Decorations now down so back behind the camera for short sessions inbetween the general big tidy up that is now needed.

Gosh Bea that's a lovely big 'Etch-a-Sketch.' I hope that you are going to thank Uncle Norman for asking Father Christmas to bring it to you?

Brothers Quirky and Scary's Christmas gifts.
Scary had a little friction car, you pull it back and it races on forwards as his special present....

...And Quirkly is thrilled with his little Santa Snow Globe. (Unfortunately I'm not quick enough for you to actually see the snow falling as it has always finished the snowing by the time I had turned it back over and re-picked up my camera and focused again.)

Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Just look at what my daughter gave me for Christmas!

I could hardly believe my eyes when I opened up this unique and fantastic present from her. What a truly wonderful idea. I feel so loved and very lucky. Please read the inscript on the dust cover at the front (and on the back.)

Tuesday, 4 January 2011

Try on of a first dress on my Christmas Sasha.

Sasha playtime is unfortunately still in short supply so I haven't been able to have a look through my Sasha clothing boxes to see which clothes and styles might suit my new doll the best but here she is in one outfit that had just recently been taken off another doll who is modelling one of my Christmas gift outfits.

I definitely think that the length of this dress suits her.

With her hair taken down from her original side bunches she looks less like a tomboy and who should be in dungarees.

Monday, 3 January 2011

An exciting and colourful ending to our Crewe Hall Christmas Luncheon.

These Chinese Lanterns (and the black pencils with the diamonds studs on the ends) I am told were two of the MOST successful 2010 Christmas presents that I gave. The colours were beautifully bright including pink, purple, red, blue, green, orange and yellow.

Here we are ready to head for home after having enjoyed a 'truly scrumptious' Christmas meal at Crewe Hall (for the seventh year running) opening up the lanterns (after having drawn the colours from out of a hat to prevent any arguments, although there were one or two swaps afterwards, my daughter particularly wanting orange, her Polo playing colour.)

Starting to light them.

Those already lit slowly filling out with the warm air inside them.

Some are nearly ready for 'take off.'

Finally up, up and away!