Are we over half way through Advent already ? Here are my happy things from a busy week.
1. The heady scent of Hyacinths.
These beauties are making me smile every time I go into the kitchen at the moment.
The blue ones are my favourite.......
as usual they have gone rather floppy and I have attempted to hold them up with wooden kebab sticks and ribbon .
2. Christmas socks.
Oh yes I do love festive feet :0) .....picked up these cheery charity socks at the supermarket............
3. Youngest in his school play.
He did a brilliant job of getting into character for his own part and joining in with all the singing.
The effort put in by the teachers at his small primary school is amazing.
All the children benefit from being involved in an impressive and highly entertaining show. As he is now in his final primary school year this was the last one of these plays we will ever get to see .....I may have tears in my eyes as I type this sad fact. I've so enjoyed watching all three of my boys gain confidence over the years of performing to audiences of parents and grandparents.
Given the choice of a glitzy night out or the school play, the play would win hands down for me.
4. Christmas decorating.
Or should I say, help with the Christmas decorating. This year my boys did most of the work themselves. Last Sunday saw them climbing up into the loft the retreive our huge amount of festive stuff, building and trimming two trees and sticking up lights. They were all brilliant , especially eldest who would not stop till it was all done , then he put all the empty boxes away , bless him.
I'm not convinced they will be so keen to help pack it all away in January :0)
We all stood in the street admiring this wonderful display .........
As it faded from fiery orange to purple and pink..........
It was as if mother nature was joining in with the Christmas decorating .This coming week will be full of making, shopping, writing, wrapping and tidying. I'll be happy when most of the jobs are done.
As usual I'm pretty last minute with my Christmas preparations.
I hope your "to do" list is manageable lovelies.