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Tuesday 23 December 2014

Merry Christmas

Good afternoon everyone, hope your plans are coming together nicely.

My thoughts are with all those people affected by the tragic accident in Glasgow yesterday. The news stories from around the world this last week have been particularly harrowing and seek only to highlight how lucky most of us really are.

We had a great time on Saturday, lovely food and good company. My eldest nephew couldn't make the meal as he was working but he drove up after work and surprised us all....for the first time in ages the whole family were under the same roof together.....all 25 of us!

We had a bit of a hiccup this morning when hubby started to chase the present he'd bought me which hadn't arrived. By the time I got up he was waiting for a phone call back from Harvey Nicks...he waited...he walked the dog...and he waited some more! I suggested he phoned Barclaycard to see whether they had taken payment for the goods then ring HN back...which he did. Eventually after several calls back he determined that the parcel had been delivered on Friday by DPD.

At this point I had a light bulb moment...DPD had delivered a parcel for me on Friday (in two boxes) which I had duly signed for...two items bought separately from the same Ebay shop...chucked both boxes upstairs, wrapped the smaller one on Sunday and thought no more about it.

OOOPS the smaller box was for hubby...my parcel obviously didn't need signed for and both items are presumably in the same box!!! I left him to ring HN back and explain lol!

Now what could he have bought me from Harvey Nicks!!!

Must shift my bottom now and finish cleaning and sort out the laundry. All the shopping is done and pressies are all wrapped awaiting gift tags.

I'll leave you with a photo of my fireplace and mantelpiece for which I bought a new garland for this year. My next scheduled blog post will be on the 1st of January and I'm planning to go offline until then and hopefully get ahead with some DT work and January birthdays over the holidays.

Wishing each and everyone of you a very Merry and Peaceful Christmas and a big thank you for all the visits and comments you've made throughout this year...I hope to see you all again in the New Year. xx


  1. Good afternoon Carol,
    Love your beautiful Fireplace so wonderfully decorated.
    Wishing you and yours a Fantastic Christmas & A Very Happy New Year.

    Patricia x

  2. Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year xx Jan

  3. Your fireplace looks gorgeous Carol..wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and fabulous New Year! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

  4. Hello Carol, beautifully decorated Fireplace, love it.
    Pleased your hubby got the present issue sorted out.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and I hope 2015 is kind to you and yours, hugs Kate x

  5. I'm so pleased that you had a fabulous day on Saturday, how wonderful to have the complete family together.
    Your fireplace and mantelpiece look gorgeous Carol, very festive. Thank you for the beautiful Christmas card you sent. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

  6. I am pleased you had such a lovely time with your family at the weekend.
    Your fireplace looks so beautiful.
    Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas full of joy and happiness and best wishes for 2015.
    Sue xx

  7. Family get-togethers are so rare nowadays and are to be cherished when they happen, glad you had a great time Saturday.
    Your decorations look lovely and festive.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy and Healthy New Year!

  8. So pretty it looks too Carol.............wishing your all the very best hope you and yours have a lovely time take care and see you in the new year xx

  9. Your fireplace looks really festive. Hope hubby has forgiven you by now.
    Have a Lovely Christmas and speak again when it's all over!. hugs Mrs A.

  10. Great fireplace. Have a wonderful Xmas xxx

  11. Thankfully only a little bit of wrapping/boxing up required and the dining room table requires dressing but then I am done! Your fireplace looks beautiful Carol. I hope you have a really Happy and Merry Christmas huni! I wanted to thank you too, for being a great blogging buddy and inspiring me to try more! Karen xx

  12. A beautiful garland I love the colours and ornaments. I wish you a Merry Christmas and hope that 2015 is a good year for you all.
    Linda xxx

  13. hope you had a really wonderful christmas Carol - big hugs and all the best for 2015 xx


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