Thursday, 20 December 2012

It's beginning to look just a little bit like Christmas.......





All the pressies are bought and some wrapped.....
The cards got posted on time - yay!!!
A few more decs are going up every day......
Some Xmas baking has been done and goodies frozen in readiness....
And Apple and Almond Blondies made to keep us going........



A kind friend Jane (Happy Christmas and Thankyou Jane!) bought some Panettone to try - I had never tried Panettone and Jane had never tried Stollen so we shared both this week.......such a sweet tin too !(courtesy of John Lewis I believe)


The serving dishes are washed and the coffee tray laid out ready.....



just a little bit of tinsel and glitter....whoa there, not too much!


So it really is beginning to look quite a lot like Christmas......

And, best of all, my little helper almost grown up daughter finished school for the holidays today so it'll all be fun from now on.

We have
wrapping paper to print
presents to wrap
more decs to put up
sausage rolls and mince pies to bake
cranberry sauce to make and freeze
Nigella's Clementine Cake to make (from "How to Eat" - its lovely!)
more decs to put up
the real tree STILL to buy for the hall and decorate (at the weekend!)
and...more decs to put up....we leave things to the last minute here!

If I don't see you again before The Big Day........

I wish you and your loved ones Peace, and Joy and every Happiness for Christmas and the New Year.

Gill xx

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  1. Lovely photos and what a sweet build-up to the big day! Have fun with all your preparations and enjoy the day!

  2. Lovely festive post Gill, you're a busy bee! :)
    I hope you and all your family have a wonderful Christmas!
    Vivienne xxx

  3. It's a good feeling being organsed, isn't it? Like a weight off your shoulders. All is looking lovely and Christmassy at you rplace Gill. Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!

  4. What a beautiful Christmas post full of wonderful festive goodness. I love the tinsel and baubles next to the dried Hydrangeas, they look beautiful together.
    Have a fabulous Christmas and enjoy the rest of you prep. time of baking and decorating.
    Anne xx

  5. Happy Christmas to you and yours too.
    Lisa x

  6. My what a delicious post :)
    All sugar plum perfect . . .
    I loved your photos, thanks for sharing.
    Merry Christmas
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

  7. Love the wreath on your door. Did you make that yourself? Happy Christmas Gill. Lesley x

  8. wishing you every happiness this Christmas and in the coming year

  9. Merry Christmas Gill! It's always a pleasure to visit your lovely blog and I can't wait to visit again in the new year.

    Have a wonderful festive season.

  10. Have a fantastic Christmas Gill, and a wonderful New Year!

    Hope Santa brings you just what you want :)

    Take care,
    Donna x

  11. Christmas is more, much more than candlelight and celebration. It is the spirit of sweet friendship that shines all year round. It's thoughtfulness and kindness. It's reborn hope for peace, for understanding. And the good will of the people. Merry Christmas

  12. Wishing you have a Magic Christmas, sweet Gill :0)
    With lot of love fromMoscow
    Natasha & Fam

  13. Happy Christmas to you and yours....every thing looks very festive!

  14. Merry. Christmas and happy new year !!!
    Bonne fete !!!
    xxx Maria xxx

  15. A Merry Christmas to you and yours Gilly!

  16. Have a merry Heidi

  17. Happy christmas wishes Gilly!!! Hope you had a lovely time with your family!!!
    The paperwhites are still wonky...but three are finally coming along!
    xo J~

  18. you captured the fun of Christmas!

  19. Hope you got everything done and had a good Christmas. Best wishes. xx

  20. That's the perfect amount of tinsel and glitter. Your home looks absolutely lovely, and I hope you're having a sweet and cozy holiday. :)


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