First let me welcome you to another week joining up with Julia and the gang at the Stamping Ground for WOYWW Photo heavy post and it goes on a bit, sorry Julia!
So, we had a fab Christmas office party (well, afternoon tea and later dinner... full story with lots of photos here ) here are a couple of my favourites!
Afternoon tea (Mad Hatter's Tea at the Sanderson, whacky flavours but gorgeous!)
I managed to collect a few souvenirs for altering at some stage... the box is my "doggy bag" from the leftover steak from dinner, that I brought home with me... a napkin from the bar we stopped at for drinks between tea and dinner (as you do!) and a napkin ring (paper) and "drink me" label from afternoon tea.
Plus, a Liberty catalogue, just for drooling over, and also because I need some magazine images to finish a challenge I've been doing for weeks...
This was the scene in bed on Sunday morning...
Christmas card writing... I don't normally do this kind of thing in bed (stop it!!) but it was too early to get up and I was cosy, so I brought the cards back to bed with me! I admit to staging this shot to show some of the cards better!
Lots of grumpy penguins as you can see!
I haven't made room for a Christmas tree (definitely will next year..... probably) but I have decorated a couple of window sills..
this is the living room
I'll try and get a better photo for next week..
and bought this fab garland which I've wound along the sill. (John Lewis if you're interested!)
I did get some presents too, didn't only end up with stuff for me... one present, one for me, one present,,, that kind of shopping!
So, the cards went in the post on Monday morning.. all but one of my presents are bought, the ones that need posting have been, and so it must be play time, right?
I turned to the journal page that was the mop up result of my "oops moment" a few weeks ago
the pens are still out so I can get on with some doodling but I kind of ran out of 'oomph'... weird, have the time now to do something for me, and can't get cracking!!
oh, and in case you're wondering, no I haven't got round to trying to clean the rug, it's still blue!
Hope you are all racing ahead with your preparations and find time to relax a bit too!
Catch you at a desk soon!