It’s the last day of 2018 so I thought I’d better cram in my last bog of 2018, especially as I haven’t got round to sending Christmas greetings!
So here’s my DIY Christmas card to all which is a Happy New Year card too. Print onto A4 paper and fold along the dotted lines.
We had a lovely Christmas with dear friends from England who were staying. Like the 3 kings of Orientaarh, (yes, I used to think that was a place in the Middle East like catarrh) they came laden with presents, the most beautiful of which were these exquisite tree decorations, which Clive Hicks-Jenkins designed and had made for us by the textile artist Chloe Redfern, see this link:
They gave us some a few years ago as well, which I treasure and carefully wrap in tissue every year after the festivities. The tree is now brimming with handmade animals and birds, it looks so very pretty.
The veggie “turkey” looked as though it had been run over by a bus, flaky pastry stuffed with nut roast, perhaps I should have made him wear his gilet jaune.
This is how the veg should have looked, successful on my trial run last week, but in the panic of getting the hot food to table it ended up looking like a shrub rather than a Christmas tree.
Our new addition to the household is Gypsy Rose, (who after a week with us became very ill with gastric. She’s now recovering, although still on antibiotics, that’s since 28th November). She lost a lot of weight poor thing. She’s a delight to have around, so playful and eager to please, here are a few pictures of her. We still miss dear old Meggie a lot, but it helps to have a another wee soul to look after.
Happy New Year to all, may you have a Healthy and Prosperous 2019!