Saturday, 1 December 2012


It started with this..


and then all of these..


Can one have too many advent calendars? I don't think so.

Then it was a lovely sunny but freezing day, perfect for a country walk, with most of the churned up mud frozen beneath our boots and considerably safer than the black ice on the pavements.

And while we were out it made sense to collect some foliage for a Christmas wreath or two.


 And while Kitty an Mr B were creating wreaths to the background of Kings College Cambridge singing carols..


.... the Mancub and I felt compelled to go and buy a Christmas tree. And there's no point having a tree and not decorating it....

 ..adding some touches to remind one of Christmases past.

And while you're at it you might as well get started on creating mince pies and gingerbread (no photos but very yummy!)

Ahh, I love Christmas.


  1. Excellent! I can now decorate without fear of mockery as I can point your way and say "they started it". Ah I do love siblings!

  2. Mmmm, Choocolate. When I was growing up we used to make our own advent calendars (mostly out of old cornflakes boxes), with a different picture (usually drawn in biro:-)) behind each window, and (shock, horror) no chocolate. I didn't even find out about the chocolate ones until I was much older, and even now I don't think I've ever had one. When people ask me "what was the point of the advent calendar if there was no chocolate and you knew what was behind each window anyway?", I say "erm..., actually, I don't know".