Thursday, 29 December 2016

2016/17 Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt

I didn't think I would have time to join in with this, but as our relocation has been delayed slightly, I find myself with a bit more spare time than anticipated, and have, therefore, made a start. Whether or not I finish is another matter. You can see this year's list here

No. 2 Raindrops - as seen through the frosted glass window in the bathroom


No. 3 A key - to the booze cupboard


No. 8 A seasonal treat - chocs from FO and CH



No. 15 Hands - all three (hour, minute and second) in perfect alignment


No. 16 A memory of childhood. GO is now almost 28, he drew this when he was about 6 years old and it has been on the wall near to the first aid kit ever since


No. 21 Hygge


Saturday, 24 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 24


Merry Christmas everyone

Linking to Julie's Scrapbook

Friday, 23 December 2016

Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt

For the previous couple of years I've co-hosted this with Eileen, but this year, with a house move imminent, I decided that I simply didn't have the time available to participate. However, as we approach the Festive season, and most of the civilized world will close down from today until 3rd January 2017, I thought I might have some spare moments to join in.

Here is this year's list - copied and pasted from Eileen's post:

It's December 1st, so it must be time to start the Winter Photo Scavenger Hunt. The hunt will run from 1st December 2016 to 21st March 2017, and all photos must be taken between these dates.

1.   layers
2.   raindrops
3.   key
4.   a signpost with an image of an animal
5.   fur or feather
6.   river or canal
7.   glassware
8.   a seasonal treat
9.   diamond
10. winter weather
11. a photo taken outside at night
12. a market or market stall
13. cogs/gears
14. repetition
15. hands
16. a memory of your childhood
17. a church with a tower or spire
18. tools
19. bird table or bird feeder
20. cold
21. hygge - this one is compulsory, here's a link to an explanation of the meaning of hygge 

If you find any of the above hard to get you may substitute one or both of the subjects below, except No. 21 which is compulsory.
Alt A  a pinecone
Alt B  a shadow
Alt C  an angel

I'd love you to join in, the more the merrier- please visit Eileen's link above to sign up

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 23


Thankfully, the goblins in the sideboard don't seem to like port, this bottle is still (almost) full - well, we had to just taste it, didn't we?

Linking to Julie's Scrapbook

Thursday, 22 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 22


I can't believe this bottle is already empty - we must have Baileys-liking goblins in the sideboard.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 21

. . . and it's the winter solstice, celebrate people, after the longest night of the year.


A lovely delicate shade of pink for a pleasant change, wonder how long I can keep this alive?

Linking with Julie's Scrapbook

Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 20


Will it be in flower for December 25th? Watch this space

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Monday, 19 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 19


Our tree doesn't look quite so tiny like this!

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Sunday, 18 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 18


We don't have a fairy at the top of our tree

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Saturday, 17 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 17


B&M's rather uninspiring window display - presumably better viewed from inside the store

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 16


Less than a week left then, if Christmas at Wetherspoons finishes 22nd December!

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Thursday, 15 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 15


Just one of many, many stands like this urging us to spend, spend, spend

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Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 13


Just checking the lights to make sure they're all ok

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Monday, 12 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 12

Annual family winterfeast get-together - 4 sons, 4 D-i-Ls, 1 grandson and 5 granddaughters (only 4 of the granddaughters are visible, the fifth is due in late march) - sadly one D-i-L couldn't make it (yes I know it's greedy to have 5 D-i-Ls with only 4 sons, but I love them all).
Sorry the photo is a bit wobbly, GM was behind the camera, and had been enjoying himself lagerwise.

Linking with Julie's Scrapbook

Sunday, 11 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 11


Annual Family Winterfeast meal today, cards to take for everyone

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Saturday, 10 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 10


Jean and I meet up once a month for a cuppa and a natter, and, more often than not, it's possible that cake is involved. Yesterday we met for the final time this year, nattered for England, enjoyed a mince pie each, and swapped gifts. Look at what she has made for me. Isn't it just lovely? Thank you Jean.

Linking with Julie's Scrapbook

Friday, 9 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 9


I know lots of you now prefer to give money to charity rather than buy and send cards for the festive season, but knowing how much I really love having "proper" post drop through the letter box, this is one tradition I intend to continue with for the time being.

Linking with Julie's Scrapbook

Thursday, 8 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 8


Can't think of anything to say about this, apart from it being just another way for Morrisons to try to get you to part with your hard-earned dosh.

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 7


Now this is simply ridiculous, everyone knows that Rudolph shares Santa's mince pie, don't they?
Linking with Julie's Scrapbook

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 6


I came across this the other day, a different take on Advent, and a much better one than trying to make us spend our money. I'm starting this today (by sharing it) and will take two actions each day until I catch up.
Linking with Julie's Scrapbook

Monday, 5 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 5


I think I can see a bit of a theme developing here. All of these people/establishments seem to be wanting to take our money! Now there's a surprise.
By the way, I find this particular message very irritating, it should read " come in and check out our christmas deals" 
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Advent Calendar 2016 Day 4

(just a little bit late, as I was away for the weekend)


Nuts.
Do you or don't you?
Love 'em or hate 'em?
Explain please.
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Saturday, 3 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 3


Oh dear Morrisons, you are in business to make money. Joy is something you cannot make!

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Friday, 2 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 2


Ah, yes, I remember Terry's chocolate oranges, most definitely a festive taste memory for me

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Thursday, 1 December 2016

Advent Calendar 2016 Day 1


Oh, sorry, we are a bit late - according to Wetherspoons, Christmas started on Monday 14th November!

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