Tuesday, 11 December 2012

Happy Birthday DH!

Hello everyone, hope all is well with you and yours.

It has been a busy time here, with my DH celebrating his birthday.  We all enjoyed it as a family, and the bonus of a birthday on a Saturday is that with very little excuse it can turn into a Birthday weekend!

He was delighted with all his presents, and enjoyed a trip to the garden centre for a toasted sandwich and coffee.

We saw lots of lovely Christmas treats

These reminded me of Elf, where Buddy explains his journey to New York thus:

"I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel".
We were quite impressed by this fine fellow

Well, I cooked DH his very favourite meal, a dish from the Causcaus mountains called Galnesh - here it is in its "waiting to be cooked" stage...

 it got eaten up before I could take any more pics!

And of course there was cake

We always like to celebrate as a whole family, so everyone gets to enjoy the fun.

Its beginning to feel a bit more festive, we have started watching festive films - Elf was duly viewed at the weekend, with Christmas with the Kranks viewed this evening.  We have Home Alone 1&2, Jingle all the Way and Muppets Christmas Carol to look forward to.  And Im going to start my annual reading of Christmas Carol soon - Im a big Charles Dickens fan and have read Christmas Carol every Christmas since I was 8 years old.

Well, hopefully will be back soon to show you how spoiled I have been by my Christmas Swap Partners!



  1. Garden centres are so good this time of year. I popped intomy local one this morning to get something and came out with a wicker star with lights to hang on the door - looks better than it sounds! so glad you liked your cracker and a very big thank you for mine!

  2. Happy Birthday to your DH!
    You have a lovely blog, I'm so glad I found it through Lizzy!

  3. Hi Helen, sounds like you've been having fun celebrating! We got some decorating done.. now we're off to go shopping for the little boys! Fun!
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    *M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
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    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  4. Sounds like fun, Helen! I just crocheted a little bag for a gift and have been crocheting stars while listening to lots of good Christmas music:) Continued joy to you and yours! xx from Gracie

  5. Happy Birthday to your husband! Happy HOlidays!!
    xo Kris

  6. Mr Bea had his birthday too this weekend, so we've both been celebrating! It makes December rather expensive don't you think! I love muppet Christmas carol! :)

  7. It sounds like you are having a wonderful time,
    Hugs to you,

  8. Happy birthday to your DH. THe cake looks amazing


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