- all my family are on holiday so I can spend time with them, not least DH who usually works away in the week. He has spent a good deal of time saying "so thats what happens when Im not here".
- Going out for country walks on a weekday
- Going to coffee shops
- Not doing a big supermarket shop!
- And of course spending time crafting with no big deadlines
- Knowing that everyone I work with is on holiday as well so nothing building up on my desk while Im away!
I thought to keep in with the season I would share a few vintage decorations with you all. My darling Mum has the most amazing Christmas tree full of so many memories. I remember buying this little guy all the way back in 1967..
This green and white striped bauble always makes me smile. It was bought in a set of 12 from dear old Woolworths back in 1965. I had just started infant school. Imagine my horror upon going into the school hall for assembly and spotting the same baubles on the Christmas tree there!! Surely the headmistress had stolen them from my tree... so I stood up and shouted at her to give them back!!!! School life went downhill from there really....
This Santa is a bit older, from the 1940's (before my time!!)
The final ornament has a really poignant meaning for my family. My sister had died in the November, and my brother bought this at Christmas as he said my sister must now look like this
Im sure so many of you have treasured ornaments and decorations that hold so many memories. Would be lovely to hear about some of them!