Saturday, 19 December 2015

Project 365 week 51

Been a busy old week between one thing and another, and cannot believe we have reach this stage of the year,

Sunday

A great start to the day - not. It was -5, first really cold day we have had so far this winter. Hubby gets up and defrosts the car, scraping all my windows clean and warms it up ready for me to leave for work. Well this morning it was for none of it, the pigging thing would not start, and it would have to be a weekend when I start work at eight and the first bus out of the village is five past nine. Phoned the breakdown company and they said they hoped to be out within an hour. So I phoned daughter and dug her out of her bed to run me in, and she did. The battery on the car has a bad cell and needs replaced.


drawing in the hard frost


Monday

This is it, our effort on Christmas tree and decorations. Got a new battery in the car as well, could have done without the expense but needs must.

O Christmas Tree 


Tuesday

When I did some shopping I treated my taxi driver to a little thank you, just thought it would make a change from doughnuts for her.



taxi driver payment


Wednesday

A bit of babysitting while DD and SIL went off for an anti-natal appointment. Spud is measuring a bit bigger for her dates than she should be but nothing to worry them. Will make a change as DD has not had a big baby yet, considering she was 9lb 1oz and 24 inches long at birth herself. The twins had been playing with the bricks but when they got fed up Bob decided to play with them.

Granddad reading with the twins


Thursday

A bit of baking that tastes quite yummy but was a disaster, Tried out the brownie maker I bought awhile ago, hmmmm don't think I will use it again, though to be honest I think I over filled it. It all stuck to the top and I had to scrape it off.Still taste yummy but.


think they stuck a bit




Friday

Hubby was filing the receipt for the battery and decided to sort out all the ones that are out of date. I know I lead such an interesting life that this is picture of the day. I don't have kids and cats to take pictures of.



old receipts


Saturday

A very good friend of mine makes all her family and friends hand made cards, and I feel honoured to be considered amongst them and receive mine every year. Beautifully cross stitched.


hand made Christmas card

Well that is it for this week, remember we are not back next week, nobody wants to be doing 365 on Christmas Day. I hope you all have a great festive season whatever you are doing. See you all back on 31st December when the linky opens early in the morning to link up our last twelve pictures. That linky will stay open until the Monday night as normal. 




24 comments:

  1. What a beautiful Christmas card! That was lovely of your daughter to give you a lift to work and sorry to hear about the cost of the car battery.

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    1. daughter is lovely and it is nice having somebody to help out.

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  2. What a thoughtful homemade card - so meaningful too. Hope your car is now all better. I have to say I would love a bit of a cold snap - it has been so mild here and not at all the right weather for the week before Christmas! Happy Christmas x x

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    1. Yes the home made card is lovely, and does mean a lot more than a bought one. No it is not the right weather for Christmas.
      Happy Christmas to you as well.

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  3. -5 that is cold, so far this winter, if you can call it that, we have not been below 0. It really is unusually warm, I even did the school run without me coat! Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a happy, healthy new year x

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    1. The unseasonal weather does not help it feel like Christmas, Christmas is suppose to be cold and frosty.

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  4. Brrr! to that first photo, I don't like it when it gets below 10 degrees, sorry about the car battery, sods law at this time of year. Liking your taxi payment idea - hope she appreciated it #365 Have a lovely Christmas Elaine x

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    1. well a box of Jaffa cakes was cheaper than a proper taxi at that time of the morning.....lol

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  5. What a pretty card! Hope the car stops playing you up now.

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    1. I hope so, no sign of the battery struggling before this morning.

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  6. We have only had one frosty morning so far because it is just so mild down here still. So unusual. Pain about your car not starting and as you say an expense you really do not need especially at this time of year.
    Look how big the twins are and i love how big brother carries on playing with the blocks lol
    lovely handmade card - so much nicer when you receive a homemade one.
    merry christmas Elaine xx

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    1. Big brother pretty much pinched them off of the twins, sometimes he wont leave them in peace and can be quite jealous of us playing with them.

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  7. It has been so mild here, don't think we have even had a frost yet..........We had to sort receipts this week as one of my appliances died.......we had hundreds to go through but found it eventually

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    1. nothing worse than having to hunt through masses of paperwork for the right receipt. We have not had any more frost so I could have risked it

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  8. What a lovely Christmas card it's beautiful. It was so cold at the start of the week. Sorry to hear about the battery & the brownie maker. Xx

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  9. What a lovely Christmas card! We haven't had our temperature below zero yet, though I am quietly hoping for a bit of snow for Christmas. Merry Christmas to you!

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    1. there was no snow for Christmas sadly, far to warm for the time of year.

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  10. oh dear with the brownies, but you still ate them so all wasn't lost, you've got me craving jaffa cakes now, will have to visit the nearest 'Park and Shop' who stock them, have a very merry christmas and new year to all the family

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    1. yes the brownies are all finished. sorry about the craving.

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  11. Had to smile at the receipts..I had a clear out like that recently with old paperwork and still have loads to get rid of!
    Hope you have a great Christmas. XX

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    1. I know paperwork in many forms just builds up and up.

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  12. Oh, what a lovely card! Those brownies look messy, but tasty :) We've not seen a frost like that yet... been bizarrely warm with us! Hope you've had a wonderful Christmas Elaine x

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  13. So sorry you had an issue with the car, not what you needed. I love the handmade card, what a nice touch. Hope you had a great Christmas x

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  14. I think we must be the only place in the country who haven't had frost!! And I ruddy love Jaffa Cakes!! Happy New Year :) x

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