I've been mostly unplugged this Christmas, an acoustic version of myself.
I've popped in to see what many of you have been up to, but not always commented.
I'll be round to your place(s) soon to catch up, OK?
My old friends Sally and Claire with Littlest and me at Sal's Christmas Eve gathering (I changed my mind about the flamenco frock at the last minute!)
Littlest wore a Sassy Vamp headress borrowed from her Mama for the occasion.
Charlie has been in the Christmas tree all the bloody time.
We still leave a note and goodies for Hay Santa and the reindeer (though one carrot wouldn't go round them all).
The beef stew and dumplings was delicious.
Taking a break from the preparations.
1950s Clevaline wool dress - Second to None
Red tights, black patterned tights and bangles - charity shops
Scarf - Christmas gift from my friend Karen
Necklace - Christmas gift from my friend Tracey
Shoes and red ring - retail (sale)
Scrambled eggs, smoked salmon and bagel for breakfast.
Sherry for the cook, and the Mr.
The girls found wrapping the pigs in their blankets quite hilarious.
Naughty behaviour in the run-up to Christmas was curbed by a stern Do that again, and you'll get an extra sprout. I may market this as an alternative to a star chart.
Day after Boxing Day...
A trip into town for a ride on the carousel, catering as it does for all classes.
We did this last year too (here), which makes it something of a day-after-Boxing-Day tradition -
The sign and Madonna and child icon were in a coffee shop. I can do without religion, but the sentiments seem reasonable enough.
I hope living well includes the G&T with peanuts I consumed when we got back from seeing The Hobbit.
And just to show that I do listen to your sage advice...
1970s flamenco-style maxi dress - Ebay
Faux fur cape - gift from the lovely Sara - thank you so much, Sara, I love it!
Shoes and bangles - charity shopped
Hairband - borrowed from Eldest
Photographic evidence of the spirit world, obviously.
Restless souls of the dead, or too much gin?
Hope your Christmas was merry and bright.
I'll be round to see you soon!