Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas Everyone!

Gosh I feel like a stranger here!  Its been such a long time....I hope to come back and start posting again ( not sure if anyone will read it or not lol). I just wanted to wish anyone who does have a little peek, a very Merry Christmas and a Wonderful New Year....I hope that 2013 holds lots of love, laughter and happiness for you and your families.....good health and good luck and lots and lots of special memories.
Personally I will be very glad to see the back of 2012, its not been kind to our family( I know we are not the only ones) and I will openly admit that I am still struggling to come to terms with certain things ( but this is NOT going to be a maudling post!!).....SOOOOOO....onwards and upwards and roll on 2013!!!

My lovely girlies put a huge smile on my face last thursday....they scuttled off upstairs and disappeared clutching my glue gun and a Sainburys carrier sharp knives!!! This is the very own Brussel sprout tree ( even the star is made from sliced sprout lol).

On Saturday late afternoon we popped down to The Crumbles in Eastbourne.....and bumped into a few odd are Lauren and Jack with Bobafett! I have to say I did love the gorgeous distressed effect he had acheieved on his uniform....Tim Holtz would have been so proud!!!

Dale was most impressed to meet Iron Man.....although he expected him to be bigger lol)

And then we strolled over to see the Coca Cola Holidays Lorry ( which is the reason we went to visit in the first place) The weather was horrid unfortunately, high winds and lots of rain and my pics are not very good sadly. It was lovely to see though and proved to be a real crowd puller despite the weather.

Loved the number plate!

And last night we all bundled into the car and drove out to a teeny village called WestField (not far from Hastings) to see the lights. As you drive through the village lots of the houses have put on a super light display and they are collecting for St Micheals Hospice ( such a great cause), in the last 6 years they have raised £23,000 from visitors to the lights...and although my photos dont show anything much, it truly is beautiful and was def worth the drive out...... it really made us feel ready for Christmas and was a true delight to see the faces of little ones that were visiting too with their families....they thought it quite magical.

4 or 5 of the 20 or so houses that were all decorated up!

Couldn't resist a little pic opportunity before heading home!

So, the gammon is in the slow cooker( cooking the turkey tomorrow), the fridge is full, I have *nearly* finished all the wrapping up and everyone is waiting to open their Christmas Eve pressies ( a little tradition we have lol) are your plans going?

Anyway, I hope you all have a very special day tomorrow, wherever you are and whoever you are with and that your day is filled with love, laughter....and of course copious amounts of sprouts!

Merry Christmas.....Love Anita xxxxx


  1. How lovely to 'see' you on your blog again Anita, I do hope this is the start of regular entries again. I missed you. That sprout tree is brill - what kid creative girlies you have.
    You seem to have had a very festive time too. Great photos.
    Hope you all have a good Christmas and that 2013 is kinder to you.

  2. Love the sprout tree! Great to see you back!
    Hears to a better 2013 :)

  3. Lovely to see you back, i missed you. Hope you had a good Christmas inspite of your loss, and wishing a fab 2013! x