Well I have serioulsy caught the carboot bug. After Emma-Kate took me to my first one, I was up again on Sunday to travel to Hitchin (of course collecting my passenger too) and I came away with some more Christmas presents which means that I can't show you them :( but I can show you this beautiful glass shaker.
The lady who runs the stall is absolutely bonkers, I would love love love to be like her when I am old(er) she is just a batty bat and really lovely, and even more so because she let me have it for free as it has a big crack down the side... but that doesn't bother me, as it will be filled with pretty lavender and put in my bathroom.
Sunday morning is now my favourite time. I spring out of bed very quietly so as not to wake any of my three boys and head to Hitchin. It is dark and mysterious with mist floating across the hills as I drive along the winding back roads gearing myself for the excitement to come.
It sets up the tone for the rest of my day, as I ventured into the Gym on my way home to do a hill climb and then got home and completed the following tasks that I had set myself for the day:
Cook a sunday roast for dinner, Bake 12 mince pies, 12 jam tarts, ham joint, 4 chicken & leek pies, 1 loaf of bread, 4 huge bread rolls. Add the pine cones and lights to the christmas tree, washing to finish and put the final coat on Henrys salt dough decorations... and I mananged all but finishing the jam tarts which I am going to get Henry to help me with tomorrow.
Chicken & Leek Pies
Loaf and Lyntons Bread rolls
Ham Joint (for sandwiches and some to make into a ham & mushroom pie) plus I've just had ham, egg and chips for my tea :p
My 1st ever attempt at Mince pies (all for my husband as he is the only one in the house who likes them) and they got lots of yummy noises while being eaten so I will take that as a good sign!
And just because we are getting festive here are a few more items I have put up...
I have made another 4 cardboard stars and tied them to back of our dining chairs
I am going to keep the decorations around the windows and rooms quite plain, as we want the tree to be centre stage
A simple change from everyday ornaments to ones that are specially for christmas
And a big thank you to Emma-Kate at Painted Style for the pine cones, they are now neatly tied to my christmas tree and will remain there for years to come. I have of course saved some for my other projects. I was so thrilled to be given the huge bag full as they seem to be a scarce and unfound item down this neck of the woods.
I would like to say a happy thankyou to all who blessed us with your anniversary wishes and to my Husband who made me cry like a baby when he posted on my last blog xx
Linking upto Magpie Monday as I discovered somthing at yesterdays carboot that I am later to reveal once finished. Also as I am on a Christmas craft hyperdrive I am linking upto Lakota aswell. Please visit Lakota over at Faith Hope & Charity Shopping as she is giving away some beautifull COX & COX christmas decorations.
Goodbye for now and Festive Blessings,