Monday, 23 November 2015

Finally photos!

At last, I am able to transfer photos from my phone to here. Hurrah! 

Here is my Christmas cake mix which my youngest said was smelling yummy. When decorated it will probably look something like the photo underneath. This was my cake last year and I like to go for the simple approach.

My 2014 Christmas cake simply decorated. Love this! Am I allowed to say that?:

I was hoping to be making my mincemeat this week but not going into Aber for that kind of shopping until the weekend so it will have to wait. Not worth doing a 26 miles round trip for a bit of dried fruit etc. 

This is a bit of a strange picture but it is the foot off my ironing board and hubs now has a job welding it back on asap so the ironing pile does not get out of hand!

The boys were away with the Gramps at the weekend so hubs and I had a mooch round a shop in Aber called Craft. It is a bit of an Alladins cave and we went looking for a lamp for the living room and ended up with this fab side board. I'm going to be honest and say it was a super deal at less than £35.00 and I love it! I can't wait to get a drinks tray on it ready for the festivities and I'm already planning on moving the glasses from one of the kitchen cupboards into here. It will probably also house the chocs and nibbles.

Whilst in Craft I also found a fabulous jar for said mincemeat for the bargain price of £1.50. 

We have a rocking chair in our bedroom which we have always planned to paint pink as an accent colour and we bought a tin of Laura Ashley perfectly coloured paint for £1.50, and we were given one free, too. (No photo.)

Today is bread making day and I have quite a busy week in general. I am beginning to accept cleaning in this house is more than my other house with the age of this one plus the wooden and slate floors, a woodburner which is lit most days just now and a husband who works at a saw mill!

I am walking to a friend's house in the morning for coffee. Hubs has the car most days for work so I will get some exercise in the chilly weather as it will take me a good half hour to get there and the same back.

Wednesday I am going to a presentation the boys are taking part in at their Welsh learning centre. I can't wait but unfortunately hubs cannot come due to work but I understand they are making cd's to take away for a small price.

Thursday will be bread day again and Coffee, Cake and Book Swap at the Community Centre across the road; nice to have a cuppa and a chat for an hour or so.

So, now I have caught up and hope I can continue with my photo transfer thing working! Best get on with some jobs now, one more coffee though! xx



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    1. Thanks! I have a runner and some flowers on it now.

  2. You are really settling in well, nice to know you have a friend you can pop to for a chat, with living in rural areas its important to establish contacts if nothing else it helps keep you sane, the cake looks great and the sideboard is a real bargain :-)

  3. I know what you mean,Dawn. I admit that at the moment most of the people I have met are older than me, but they are all so lovely, too. When the boys are back in regular school in a couple of weeksI ho pe to get to know some of the mums.x

  4. what a corking bargain for the sideboard! Not surprised you are so pleased. And I love the jar. I've got a jar obsession. I use them for anything and everything, though potentially my favourite is making salad in a jar!
    Glad you can get photos on your blog again, it is annoying when you want to be can't for whatever reason.
    I've got to go to school early this p.m, Violet's class are decorating pottery, I'm not sure if we are watching or helping, either way I'm scared! Visions of self leaving covered in paint and gloop!
    Sounds like you are all settling in so well. I'm truly happy for you :O) x

    1. Salad in a jar sounds fun! Hope you emerge unscathed after Violet's pottery session! Thank you for your kind words.x


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