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:

joy said...

Have a lovely Christmas, and best wishes for 2013

...Tabiboo... said...

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

Nina x

Jackie said...

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

dolly mixtures said...

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

jen said...

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

lovethosecupcakes said...

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

Jo said...

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

Donna said...

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

Helen said...

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
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Sopa Azul said...

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

Jooles said...

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

Julie said...

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

Col | Hello Olive said...

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

Ellie Foster said...

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

Julia said...

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!

June said...

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

A Normandy kitchen said...

MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL...
Ivan x

Rainbow Vintage Home said...

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

Karen said...

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

my little red suitcase said...

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

andamento said...

Merry Christmas!

the linen cloud said...

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

Anna said...

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

pippa moore said...

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

Suzie Williams said...

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

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas!!

Jenny said...

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

xx
Jenny

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

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

Bella Mills said...

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