Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Christmastime

Quiet gingham corner

Christmas card display table with the branches that fell last week from the big old pine tree in the garden

Look who's hiding in those branches

Of course the paper chain

Vintage Christmas Balls

A wee pine tree growing where it should not have been, plucked into a teacup

Messy dresser, as always

The tree, who can get great pictures of their tree? Not me
Did the shopping. Did the wrapping. Did the decorating. Did the baking. Now doing the cleaning. How do we do it all? And I don't know about you but this is all pretty well done on my own. Hubby just kind of congratulates me on a job well done.
Thanks honey.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chocolate Biscuits (Again)

These Milk Chocolate Rounds were available here at Sobeys and IGA. They were packaged under their label of Our Compliments (I think). I need them. I cannot find them. The sanity of this blogger is at stake. If anyone knows where I can find them please let me know.
Thank you.
Blimey, Marks and Spencer, where are you when I need you the most?
PS How sad and pathetic is it that one blogger has used the title "Chocolate Biscuits" more than once as a post title?

Monday, December 14, 2009

Cath Kidston Christmas Catalogue

I know the catalogue has been out for a while and I have been meaning to comment on this since the day mine arrived. On page 10 there is this photo of the girl drawing her bath. At first I thought what a lovely photo! Right? Then I looked really closely at her feet. Is it just me or do they look dirty? And her toenails are, well, how can I put this nicely? They are not clean. I was a little unsure about this and showed it to my husband. His comment? "I don't think she shaved her legs either." Well it is winter right? I guess my legs don't look the best at this time of year either! Well, what do you think? Bad photography or dirty feet?

That being said, I did love so many items and of course do want it all.

And lastly, a handy tip. I always cut out the little fold over shopping list and use it as a bookmark. Do you?

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Will Your Christmas be Merry & Bright?

All images are from the beautifully photographed
Merry & Bright
*301 Festive Ideas for Celebrating Christmas
I got it. Sooo lovely.

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Knit Hat

I have been totally playing with blogger and flickr, trying to figure out how to easily enlarge my photos without too much html knowledge.

If anyone out there knows how to do this simply please let me know. This is a little baby hat I knit on the weekend. My husband's sister is pregnant and I thought I would knit up something for her for Christmas. The little crochet flower can be taken off if it is a boy. I made the pattern up myself after spotting it on this blog. I just fell in love with that wee hat and could not for the life of me find a pattern on the web so I winged it.

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I am still reeling from the discovery of the horrid conditions at the Toronto Humane Society. Yesterday, it was discovered that the food they have been feeding the animals is over six years old. I just cannot comprehend that there was not any kind of supervision or governing body keeping an eye on this organisation. Who watches the watchers?

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Thanks for popping in and listening to my drivel ;)