A lie in
A slow start
A trip to the shops
What's not to like?
Well actually the post office at £45 was not so good. Yikes. It was just christmas cards ... and yes they went second class, our overseas cards (quite a lot of those as family are far flung in Europe, Australia and a lot of cards to the USA) and two calendars to the USA but wow - that was a lot of postage!
I didn't do much scrapping - just caught up on my little journal.
Day 5 - a souvenir from our first proper Christmas market. Seriously - we need to get out more!
We have been to the Christmas market twice but out first trip was the best.
It was fearfully cold - the sort of cold where we laughed and said you just have to say 'wooooh' all the time as it is really really cold.
But it was awfully pretty and not so busy that year
We bought ourselves a christmas reindeer to mark our visit. Most of our decorations in the house serve as reminders for things as well as being cute.
and the journalling is underneath
My page for 6th is another of our holiday decorations that was a souvenir - this time from Florida in the summer. Seriously!
You didn't used to see these sort of wreaths here and so when we bought it 15 years ago it was more unusual. We love it - reminds us of where our hearts lie and where we would like to live.
Today I focussed on Shimelle's prompt of sensory overload. Smell is one of the most evocative senses of all and our christmas candles generate a really lovely scent all through the holiday season. By far our favourite is cinnamon. The Yankee Candle Cinnamon Stick is the best of all.
The little candle on the lest is one that burns in the scrap room and the other side is one of my favourite photos of Fiki getting a load of that christmas scent. Yes - we have to watch everything VERY carefully so there are no accidents.
Today I am thankful for
- lovely days that are essentially relaxing