Heres wishing you all a merry Christmas and hope one and all has a happy, healthy New Year for 2010.
Here are a couple of pictures of my fireplace and tree, an artificial one, as pine needles in a dogs paw can be fatal (dogs are allergic to them I believe) My animals have to come first! My dear old reindeer and sleigh on the mantlepiece has been with me since I moved here about 28 years ago. I rescued him from a neighbours bonfire in November, and since then he has been on my mantlepiece every Christmas.He is rather threadbare now, but it wouldnt be Christmas without him! I made some little Joyeux Noel hearts for the tree and garlands and a stocking each for myself, Damon and Kate.
I had a nice surprise on Christmas Eve, a parcel arrived and I excitedly opened it to find an Andy Murray Fred Perry Tennis Shirt from his own collection! I had donated £15 to Malaria No More the charity Andy is involved with, and the first 100 people to donate would get a shirt from his collection. As I hadnt heard anything I was sure I would not be one of the lucky ones....I havent had much luck over the years so it was a lovely surprise.
Kate and Damon think I am mad, they know how much I admire Andy as a tennis player, and even Kate is warming to him now he is girlfriendless! Damon noted that he was the same size as Andy and the shirt would fit him (normally I would give my son the world, but he is not having my Andy top!)
Well merry Christmas to everyone, and I hope you all get some peace and happiness this Christmas and for 2010. And roll on a Grand Slam for Andy, thats my wish for 2010!
I am a mother who gardens and sews. I love beautiful materials (from my French Huguenot heritage)old ships (from my 3x gt grandfather George Fisher who was a Master Mariner in Lowestoft)old Roses (a love passed on from my dear mother Betsy who was a Romany Gypsy and a great great grandfather James Funnell who was a Master Gardener )lovely old furniture (gt gt grandfather Charles Felmingham was a cabinet maker)Everything I love has been passed down through my genes.