Back to normal life now, my babies have returned to their own homes, the decorations are packed away in the loft and the heated debate about Cadburys Creme Eggs have started (will save that post for another ranty Friday maybe!) So my Brain twin Sonya and I decided we should try being real grown up bloggers, with linkys and lists and a regular schedule and everything, yes I can here you all laughing at the concept – I mean us – grown ups – yeah right! And here it is – Pretty things!
So this is it, a weekly link up showing us the best (or maybe worst) or your treasures, share the story behind them, and basically let us be really nosey!
This week, Christmas presents, what was lovely, what was a bit odd and what made you smile amongst that heap of tinsel and wrapping paper.
We have a tradition in our house of charity shop presents, we each have £5 person and a morning in town to hunt out the funniest or weirdest presents for each other, for a riotous afternoon or laughing and to put some cash into a series of good causes!
This year resulted in a family horde, of snow globes, marble runs with bits missing, strange books, and the best new family joke…EVER!!!
You see my Irish baby bought this jug,
because she knows that I have a collection of jugs (no – don’t go there!) and that this would go really well with it! And best of all? She knows I love Star Wars! Growing up in another country – she didn’t realise it was a real place, but thought it was joke she maybe didn’t get (she hasn’t seen Star Wars either!) I bloody love that girl, she has a totally different cultural background to the rest of us, she has an amazing musical talent which reduces me to tears, and a sense of humour that floors us all – every time. In fact I’m still not sure whether she knew all along where the jug came from and was just making us all giggle!
Now I’m a fussy old sod, not a big surprise to most of you I know and my fussiest aspect of personality during the winter is the humble scarf! I can’t do scratchy, I’m not a fan of woollen, although I’d like to be and the colour has to be just right or I can’t wear it! Well this year other baby girl Bernard surpassed herself colour, feel and at last a knitted scarf I can wear and love! So this is me – off to the library to try and study – wrapped against the wind thanks to my baby!
Please do have a hunt through your goodies and share with us the best bits of Christmas – there is a link on Sonya’s post along with a badge!