Well if you have been reading here for a while you probably have figured out that my Mum is pretty awesome ( hello she evens comments on my blog !). Mostly that is her story, but it’s also our story so I thought I’d just say a few words here today.
Among other things my mum is the most generous person you could ever meet! Generous of word, actions, her time, knowledge and love. I like to think I am quite generous, but next to her I feel kind of stingy. Anyhow this week she gave our family an amazing, super generous and very exciting gift… a thermomix. We had a fun demo on Friday night (thank you lovely friends for coming) and have been researching recipes and thinking of names in anticipation of it’s arrival. I promise not to turn my blog into a thermomix cooking blog, but this was definitely a highlight of the week, month, year! Sometimes it’s hard to say a big enough thank you, so I’m going to say lots of them. Thank you Mum x
Our Christmas tree is up, on time. I only got one photo of the girls decorating it and I’ve cropped it to avoid embarrassment, but I love how it captures their height, their hands and a treasure of a decoration. Children made decorations are such treasures aren’t they?
This is what our table looked like before I did the pre having guests tidy up. Christmas, plus art journaling, a naughty cat and an opened box of favourites. Why do I ever think buying them in advance on special is a good idea?
Lastly, to good health, the hiccup during the week has passed and things are back to normal ( well the current version of normal). What an enormous relief ! It was a beautiful sunny afternoon and this is how our walnut tree looks in Summer, lit up by some warm afternoon sun. Actually it looks so much better than that.
Thanks Isabel (who blogs at Nanjingnian), for hosting the 1+4 = life posts. They really are an enjoyable blog post to write.
Thanks for stopping by, I hope your pre Christmas build up is merry and bright.