Saturday, 28 December 2013

T'was The Night Before Christmas

Santa's sleigh
Mr B went to Iceland for a Pina Colada Dome, batteries for Big Mouth Billy Bass and a dress from
I've got some DiSaronno but I'm not sure what it is,
cheese footballs some cat food and a bottle of Bucks Fizz.
I'm writing a list and checking it twice just like it says in the song.
We started the After Eights last night,
I knew they wouldn't last long!
The evening's dark, the days are short, the weather gets you down,
We paid a ten pound deposit on a two kilo turkey crown.
The cards got posted, second class, just on the final day
Mrs B bought some market clamps - to stop the gazebo blowing away!
So, never mind the decorations are still all boxed and stacked
I haven't bought any presents, so there's nothing left to wrap.

Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Christmas Day 2013

Feet up after dinner!
We didn't eat until this us enough time to work up an appetite!
So much so, there isn't actually a picture of the dinner itself; you'll just have to take my word for it that it was very tasty!
Festive Versace head; cup of brandy butter with obligatory vintage cake decorations; a very Grinch-like Tabby, really not getting into the spirit of things; table & piano; Wol and Rudolph on our 'minimal woodland' tree; feet up; origami Santa and toadstool on tree.
Mr B has just made me a cup of coffee and I feel an After Eight moment coming on!
Happy Christmas!
Z & Mr B


Tuesday, 24 December 2013

Merry Christmas

Wishing you all love and good health during the festive season.
Z xx

Thursday, 19 December 2013

The Holidays Are In My Town

What's this? Who came to Northampton?
He even has his own number plate!
Oh Yes! The Holidays are in my town!
Woop woop!
Now I'm feeling really festive!
Z xx

Friday, 13 December 2013

Make The World Better With A Sweater

It was 'wear your Christmas sweater to work' day today apparently. 

So, having 'youtubed' one of Ditsy Sprinkles fave Chrimbo songs that I didn't know, (The Chipmunks one, if you're wondering), I found a whole heap of 'go-go' songs including this wonderful version of 'Boots'.
Well, if they're not wearing a rather snappy collection of Christmassy jumpers, (and very little else!),
well, I'll eat my....sweater!
a waxwork version...can you believe it?
(I do think they mean a festive number a la Bridget Jones; but look at all that shimmering going on. Let alone the shimmying!)

Personally, I'd prefer an invite to Penny's Best Christmas Jumper party in Miranda! The greatest TV that Patricia Hodge has ever done IMHO!!
Such fun!
Z xx

Sunday, 8 December 2013

My Fave Bedding

I do love this bedding set.

It's by Nick & Nora, from Target (USA), from a few years back.

It has a fitted sheet, a top sheet and 2 pillowcases, so I use a pale pink duvet cover with matching pillowcases to bump it up.

Mr B knows my tastes too well!
Z xx

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Holidays Are Coming...Holidays Are Here!

Well, in Birmingham, actually!

MK Winter Wonderland

 Gosh, I haven't been to Milton Keynes for years

So, to go when they have decorated for Christmas is a particularly good time to visit.
More twinkling lights than you can shake a stick at, as the saying goes!
A 'cheeky little something' for supper at Jonny Loulous' with a turkey and cranberry sauce filled crusty baguette.
That big bag in the background?? That's my Chrimbo pressie! Which we opened last night!!
Want to know what it is?

Tuesday, 3 December 2013


Six squid for 100 ever-so-pretty, sturdy and specially shaped paper chains.
My surprise find yesterday at Jonny Loulou, Milton Keynes.
I am soooo in love with these it's sad!

Sunday, 1 December 2013