Friday, 27 December 2013

He Came, he saw, he left presents....

So, the big morning came - did the magic happen? Oh yes, take a look at Toby's evidence that Santa did indeed visit and left not one thing off his list for him but 2!

even the present St Nick left had a lighty up bow on it!

...and the result? One very proud happy owner of Hot Wheels Mega Loop Mayhem and a Despicable Me 2 calendar. 
Hmmm, and on the subject of St Nick we did tell Toby that Father Christmas is also a saint not that we could say a thing to his reply "you have to be dead to be a saint"
That boy is way to smart for his own good.....

Here's to Christmas magic 2014 not much beats those first 2 hours on Christmas day.

Sunday, 22 December 2013

It's the most wonderful time of the year... apparently!

So it's the weekend before Christmas a time of stress, debt and pleasing others. I love this time of year normally - but no idea when it turned into the nightmare before Christmas. Toby has asked for 'a happy day' we did say could you not ask for any toy in the world, it would be easier. We're shattered from clearing and tidying, broke from spending and seem to be more bothered about relatives rather than the boy who is and should be the focus of our Christmas - he's 6 and the magic that's involved in this time of year for his will fade I want us to relish it for as long as we can rather than stressing about what relatives we're seeing and when.

I'm hugely envious of friends that have planned their day, just the pair of them; a takeaway so they don't have to cook and wash up and their present to each other - booking a holiday online, and curling up by the fire watching TV.

Well, the boxes of random stuff won't shift themselves..... back to work - Happy Christmas y'all!

Monday, 9 December 2013

England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales....

One little beauty that would be a great present for a teacher is the England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales mug - it was going to be called on the British Rails but I must have been the only one in the playground doing that one.

The fine bone china mug features not exactly well known landmarks but just ones I really wanted to do and that worked. The UK mug (less of a mouthful) is available here along with the matching sticky tape - well you'd need to wrap it with some thing - and of course they're both made in the UK! 

England - Stonehenge

Ireland - Giant's Causeway

Scotland - The Pineapple, Dunmore

Wales - Caernarfon Castle

Just Driftwood...

"....hollow and of no use" - I don't think so Travis! 
The rather lovely Loraine Spicknell (anyone recognise the surname) in her spare time has created these cute houses. Would make such a fantastic new home or wedding gift. 

Its like Balamory!

on the street where you live...
You can contact Loraine via her facebook page