Two of our children had their school carol concert this week. They are lucky enough to have it in a beautiful chapel, and I got the best shot I could. It was a fabulous service.
Today we went shopping, and then broke off for a coffee... couldn't resist taking a peek at one thing I bought at Cath Kidston, which I want to use as a feature on the odd wall here and there.
I've also decided to do a craft fair next year... a big decision for me, because I don't have a lot of confidence in my sewing skills. I've therefore got to get creating. I've been playing with pinboards this afternoon and can't decide whether or not they work... I'd be really grateful to know what you think. I wanted to make them a bit differently from those I've seen, but haven't fixed the ribbons and buttons in place yet. So please be honest.
And the other one...
I also wanted to post a picture of my advent calendar. My lovely mum bought me this when I lived in Bath, and she visited in early December. This was in the early 1990s. I loved it. I loved the fact she'd brought it on the train, and brought lights, really pretty ones, and an advent booklet which was filled with 24 mini books to hang on the tree. The booklets each have a lovely story or song and feature beautifully drawn mice.
We open one a day up to Christmas, and I've always had it in my bedroom ever since, putting it up on the first December. The children love it as well, but I've never seen the set of books since. So it's become a very precious part of Christmas. What special thing do you do every year?