All I want for Christmas…

To be a honest, right now, a skip would be really useful! It was a sister prize in that PTA fund-raiser I mentioned, where I offered a style defining session. I assumed the person who bid for me, might have wanted the skip as well!

Family are arriving for a few days any minute and we are trying to get the house ready and we still have things like ‘our children’s dressing up clothes’ in a wicker basket and ‘a box of jigsaws’ in our living room. Our children are aged 14 and 17 now, and no, we do not have grandchildren. I have kept these items thinking, ‘oh well, if a friend comes round with a couple of toddlers they will have something to play with…’ Funny how when you have teenage children, the number of close friends you have with two toddlers rapidly diminishes. Even if you do have a few lurking, it is amazing how seldom you actually invite them round to your house.

Living room

Our living room now.

Our living room when we had two toddlers…

Dad covered in toys

Amazingly the very smallest toddler in the photograph above has turned into this very helpful biscuit maker…

Xmas biscuits

So we are getting there!

Don’t get me started on the garden though. For some reason, every year, come November, I give up gardening, just when I need to get digging and add in some soil improver into our very sandy Gullane soil…you know, exciting jobs like that, but essential if you want to grow veg. This year I had planned to create a new flower border, so I should have de-turfed, dug in some manure, left it to rot, then started working on it come Spring… Now, where’s that skip?

3 Responses to “All I want for Christmas…”

  1. Belinda Fuggle says:
    December 24th, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Happy Christmas to you all. Good luck with your visitors. Hope to see you all in the new year. Lots of love the Fuggle-pillsxx

  2. Elaine Martay says:
    January 4th, 2015 at 1:16 pm

    Your Christmas efforts were definately worth it – from very appreciative “family”. Both teenagers an absolute joy. We all love them.

  3. A_Gibb says:
    January 4th, 2015 at 3:43 pm

    Awww thanks Elaine, our teenagers love all of you to bits too and it would seem the visitors were pretty satisfied Belinda, love to all the Fuggle-Pills xx

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