Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!


Thank you for all your kind get well wishes, they were much appreciated. I am pleased to report that I am feeling a lot better. It's half past ten in the morning so nothing mulled or fizzy is being drunk (yet) but I am enjoying a cup of tea and a gingerbread angel while watching The Box of Delights with the children on the sofa.

I've worked hard to find my festive mojo these last few days; we've baked mince pies, made gingerbread stars for gifts and an assortment of Christmassy gingerbread tree decorations. The last few gifts have been bought or completed and wrapped, the Christmas cake is iced (it's a bit runny - my first attempt at royal icing was not a total success) and decorated with baby deer. The Snowman dvd has been watched many, many times.

I do love Christmas Eve. The hard work is done, or almost done, and I can relax and enjoy being with the children. John has to work today but he has a few days off after Christmas, which we are all looking forward to enormously.

I want to wish you all a very, very happy Christmas. I hope that wherever you are, whatever you are doing, you enjoy this time with family and friends and have a wonderful break. I'll be back at the end of the week. x



29 comments:

  1. Have a lovely Christmas, and best wishes for 2013

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hiya Gillian. Happy Christmas and here's wishing you a most magical time with your beautiful family. Much love for 2013

    Nina x

    ReplyDelete
  3. Glad to hear you are feeling a bit better. I've never seen The Box of Delights but I've a funny feeling that Santa may be leaving the DVD in one of our stockings this year! Wishing you and your lovely family a very Merry Christmas :O)x

    ReplyDelete
  4. Have a lovely Christmas Eve and enjoy the big day too! It all looks so festive at yours. Claire at Just a little less xo

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Christmas lovely lady! Beautiful pictures. Enjoy some rest and yummy food. x

    ReplyDelete
  6. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases. See you the other side.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Have a very merry Christmas. Are you tracking Santa on Norad? My two used to love doing that when they were little.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Merry Christmas Gillian - I'm glad you're feeling a bit better now. Your photos are lovely -all the best to you, John, Bella and Angus. xx

    ReplyDelete
  9. Hope you have a lovely Christmas, we've still got a lot of the icing, decorating, baking still to be done, but very much looking forward to having a restful few days with everything sorted
    http://ahandfulofhope.blogspot.co.uk/

    ReplyDelete
  10. So loooovely!!! Wishing you a most beautiful time Gillian, for you and your family. Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones too! may it be a magical time filled with peace, love and happiness
    love jooles x

    ReplyDelete
  12. Glad you're feeling better. A very happy Christmas to you and your lovely family. x

    ReplyDelete
  13. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas too! x

    ReplyDelete
  14. Dear Gillian
    Sounds like everything is under control at your house! I hope that you and your family have a Happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.
    Best wishes
    Ellie

    ReplyDelete
  15. Merry Christmas, Gillian!! This is such a lovely post! I love all the snapshots of Christmas around your house...especially the children baking in the kitchen! Your kitchen is so lovely. I love all the open shelves filled with kitchen goodies!! Enjoy a wonderful, relaxing Christmas Eve/Day with your family!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Dear Gillian,
    Have a fabulous Christmas and New Year.
    June

    ReplyDelete
  17. Have a lovely time!! We've been watching The Snowman a lot too...glad you're feeling better. Happy Christmas! Rachel xx

    ReplyDelete
  18. Merry Christmas Gillian to you and your beautiful family. Wishing you the very best holiday x

    ReplyDelete
  19. it all looks lovely, well done, relax now and enjoy your christmas! Heather x

    ReplyDelete
  20. Wishing you all a really lovely Merry Christmas Gillian ... it's been lovely getting to 'know' you this year ... hope Santa comes ... Bee xx

    ReplyDelete
  21. Love the tree decorations. So pretty and simple. Tulips in December? I've not seen them for sale. What a treat! Happy Christmas my lovely big sister xxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. happy christmas I love to read your blogg wish my children were still small like yours christmas is so exciting when the little ones are smallxxpippa

    ReplyDelete
  23. So glad you're feeling better ion time to enjoy Christmas, hope you have a fabulous time xx

    ReplyDelete
  24. Merry Christmas to your sweet family. Enjoy the day and your husband's days off from work. Glad you're feeling better.

    xx
    Jenny

    ReplyDelete
  25. And (slightly belated) Merry Christmas wishes from me too ... hope you're all having a marvellous time x

    ReplyDelete
  26. Gorgeous pictures! So warm and inviting. Love the cookie decorations too!
    Bella xx

    ReplyDelete

Hello there! Thank you for leaving a comment. I read them all and I always try to answer questions, although sometimes it takes me a while.