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Monday 23 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Good morning all. Hoping this finds you well.
My iron levels have taken a nose dive so I've been given iron tablets for three months....that would explain why I'd no energy and was eating for three!!
 I managed to get the rum butter and Bailey's truffles made yesterday and hubby did some mince pies so we're not desperate for anything else. I was so tired yesterday though that when making the truffles I got all the dry ingredients mixed, added the melted butter and thought this isn't all going to bind together...chucked in a large glass of baileys...thought it needs another!! Then checked the recipe to make sure I hadn't misread the quantity of butter and realised I'd forgotten the condensed milk!! So my truffles are decidedly alcoholic lol.
Just waiting for Tesco to deliver this morning, then I need to clean out eldest's room so my Mum can sleep there and gut the kitchen/dining room ready for Wednesday. Hopefully I'll get the turkey and the gammon cooked today too, so they're out of the way. Tomorrow will be spent delivering presents and picking up Mum. 
The craft room is now closed although I still need to re-envelope hubby and the kids cards! I do have a scheduled post for Christmas Day but other than that I probably won't post again until the New Year.

A big thank you to all of my followers for the support and lovely comments you give, it makes it all worthwhile. I hope you all enjoy the festivities however you celebrate and wish each and everyone of you a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

I'll leave you with some photos of my decorations.....many of which are still in the loft as I hadn't the energy to put any more up!

The tree

Sideboard with my new nativity scene

Fire place

and the hall table

Carol x


  1. Hope you start to feel better once your iron takes effect. Thanks for sharing your decorations and hope you can soon start to relax. I'm beginning to wonder if I've forgotten something because I now feel organised ans relaxed - and it's too soon! Lol! Happy Christmas Christine xx

  2. Love all your decorations Carol. Chill out over the festive period and hopefully you'll be fighting fit again in the New Year. Have a lovely Christmas and see you in 2014. Hugs x

  3. Beautiful decorations Carol. Your tree looks so stunning and I'm sure it will enhance your beautiful home. Wishing you All a Wonderful Christmas and a Happy Crafty New Year. Hugs Rita xxx

  4. This is all so beautiful! Your tree is just gorgeous!! Merry Christmas!!! Hugs, Robin

  5. Gorgeous decorations Carol. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the very best for 2014. Thank you for your inspiration and lovely comments on my blog.

    Linda xxx

  6. Your tree and decorations look beautiful Carol.
    I hope your energy levels pick up soon and that you have a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year.
    Sue xx

  7. what gorgeous decorations....you are super busy! be sure to make time resting.......peace, love, joy, and cheer.....Merry Christmas!

    enjoy *~*

  8. I love your decorations Carol, your tree looks fabulous. I hope the iron soon kicks in and you get your energy back.
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  9. Carol gorgeous decorations, hope you have plenty of rest over the next few days. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Love Alison and Family xxx

  10. Hi Carol

    Your tree looks stunning .. .. I love it.

    I hope you are now feeling much better.

    Have a really lovely Christmas and a very happy 2014!

    Love Jules xx

  11. Hi Carol, a little late in blogging but that's due to my internet going off and not being put right until yesterday........Your tree looks fabulous with all of the dec's so beautifully presented as are the other rooms hope your energy levels get back up Carol and hope you enjoyed your Christmas all the very best for 2014 xx

  12. Carol your house looks so lovely and that is a fab tree. Hope all went well and you had a great Christmas!


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