Day 342 – Christmas Message…

I’m not often seen inside a church, but the Christmas Carol Service in the local parish church is not to be missed. Full of families with kids, lots of carols, and mince pies and mulled wine afterwards. This simple tree decoration makes a powerful image…

Christ Church, Market Drayton – iPhone

Day 337 – Afternoon’s Work…

On a cold winter’s day there’s nothing I like more than staying home and tinkering about in the kitchen. Today was an opportunity to make some bread (much better than shop-bought) and makes some preserves for Christmas. The plastic pots are Cranberry Sauce to accompany the turkey, and the jars are Chilli Jelly – perfect for Christmas gifts for friends.

Home Made – iPhone

Day 335 – Doors…

It’s traditional to have Advent Calendars in December, where a little door is opened every day until Christmas Day, exposing a small gift or a piece of chocolate. We have our own version of this – a wooden Advent Calendar with little drawers, but instead of chocolate, each drawer has an inspiring quote or motto. The grandchildren love the idea, and re-using it each year avoids paper and plastic waste.

Advent Calendar – iPhone

Day 320 – Bring It On…

Just what we need for our Christmas tree – baubles filled with gin! But isn’t there a problem with that? – surely we will want to drink the gin well before 12th night, when the Christmas decorations come down? Indeed, would the baubles even last on the tree until Christmas? lol

Gin filled baubles – iPhone

Day 319 – Oh Dear…

Every year now, John Lewis run a Christmas TV advert, usually featuring a soft toy. My wife is a sucker for these, and of course, as we have two granddaughters, she always buys two of the said toys, even though they are probably getting a little old for such things. Ah well…

Excitable Edgar (x2) – iPhone