I want to wish everyone of my readers a Happy Christmas!
This final week to the build up of the big day and been fun, creative and relaxing. I have managed to complete a few festive makes, spend time with my niece and visit some relatives. I even made it to the cinema to watch the latest Star Wars film Rouge One, which by the way was very good with some great surprises for those of us that love the original films.
Crocheted Christmas Lights
I managed to finish my crocheted Christmas lights, a little fiddly when you first start crocheting each bulb, but once you have completed a few you soon settle into the pattern. Having never really crocheted using black yarn I had not appreciation just how tricky it is - even in good light. These are now hanging up over the door frame, with the bonus of not needing to worry about forgetting to turn them off!
Putting everything I have learned about Flower arranging from the Flower Start course I completed this year, I made a Christmas wreath using greenery from my garden. This will be taken to the grave of my grandparents later this week.
Christmas Tea Stocking
Remember to hang up your Christmas stocking! What a lucky blogger I am to receive a wonderful Christmas hamper from Yogi Teas including their Christmas Tea. This wonderful Christmas stocking also included many more herbal and spice teas from Yogi Tea.
Erdigg National Trust Visit
Making the most of the mild weather a car full of family visited the National Trust property Erdigg, just over the border into Wales. They had a special Alice in Wonderland trail which took us around the gardens and lower part of the house. I have visited a few times, and will be back again, the servants areas of this property are particularly interesting.
Festive Chocolate Chip Shortbread
I have been getting my bake on this week with these buttery festive Chocolate Chip Shortbread biscuits. I love them baked so they have a nice crunch. They are very easy to make with just 4 ingredients, you can find my recipe on my Facebook page.
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