i must warn you all that my camera has also decided to be silly at the moment, so i am using my phone instead. the pictures are a litter darker than i would like... please do not all give up on me, things will be better when i have my uni computer, honest!!!
my time at home is utterly amazing. i have been occupied with many christmassy wonderful things. lots of christmas shopping. my mother and i went to a lovely litte christmas market in town. it was beautiful, and the teeniest market i had ever seen!! it only had about 5 stalls i think, but instead of stalls they had tiny huts, with fairy lights and holly all around them, next to the river. beautiful beautiful beautiful. they had a market with hand made hats and mittens and jewelry, one with mulled wine and mince pies, another with lots of cute little gadgets such as pretty cushions that double up as speakers, and another- which was my own personal favourite- with lots of little fairies, all in differnt little costumes, all glittery and beautiful. such amazingness you never did see, but i am too poor after such a lot of christmas shopping to buy any for myself. but they were so beautful.
i did treat myself the teeniest bit that day, however- shhhh!!!- i found a little market stall in town, selling all of its beautiful necklaces, and bracelets and earrings for £2!! so i went to have a peek at what was there, and firstly found the most adorable owl!!! he was very large, to hang around my neck, with two bells for eyes, which i thought was so wonderfully enchanting, because it meant that if i wore it, when i walked they would jingle and jangle and ring so christmassy. i simply had to have it and take him home. and hang him round my neck, and jingle like sleigh bells. and as i went to pass over my coins, i spotted a glittering sparkleing wonder- a minnie mouse head, with a bejewled bow, just waiting to also hang around my neck, and follow me everywhere with her sweetness. i could not leave her behind. so i didnt!!! whoops.
I have also had the most wonderful treat at home. a giant cupcake, a giant christmassy cupcake. it was too delicious for words, with the creamy festive red icing, the sweet chewy little sprinklings of stars and holly, and the rich yummy chocolate sponge. perfect.
whilst out on one of our little christmassy trips, my little brother and i found the most wondrous thing- a magic floor!!! it was enchanted, so that the pictures on the floor- such as petals, flowers, snow flakes, and water, would move as though you were really walking through them!! amazing, we had hours of fun playing on there, we even made snow angels!!! such a wondrous thing it was, i wish for one in my bedroom.
This weekend has been filled with card writing mainly. My grandmother is no longer able to write out her christmas cards, so me and mother have been doing it for her. so we recieved a list she uses every year of all of the people she sends christmas cards to- and there were hundreds, from all over!!! amazingly she still keeps in touch with them all. old friends she has collected over the years, old friends of my grandads, old colleagues of them both, old doctors, old hairdressers, hundreds of relatives, people she met at concerts and while travelling that stay in touch... just an amazingly fascinating list of all of these people, and she knows every single one and they still write and call. but it is sad also, as my grandmother can no longer write back herself, and she cant even speak on the phone very well. so me and mother have spent hours writing and writing with gold and silver pens to all of these people, all over england, scotland, australia, canada, even china... amazing. but we finished, and they were all sent off today.
there has also been lots of wrapping, making tiny last minute secret gifts in spare moments, locked away in my room. planning and preparing. and there is still so much to do!!!
today was spent having a last minute shopping trip with father and my sister to get the last few little treasures for mother... i think i may have seen my lego santa for the last time, which is terribly sad. but i did go to my starry starry cafe, and have a star drink, and admire the stars hanging all over. similar to the ones lovely little lottie sent me. i wish to hang them all over my room too!!
it also put a rather huge smile on my face to hear that lottie recieved her fairy mail. and to see the wonderful pictures on her blog, of adorable tilly~rose with her hat i sent, and the lovely pig with her picture... lots of smiles and giggle. and excitement and squeals. i am so glad they liked their gifts!!
I must share with you all our lovely little teeny houses, that come out and sit in front of the fire place every christmas. i remember admiring them as a little girl, dreaming of what it would be like to live in a house like that. i still wish for that now. and i would hang stars inside. and maybe you could all come to visit?? and we could have a starry starry tea party. and we could all wear stars. and lottie could wear her angel wings. and we could sing starry angel songs and dance and dance...
and goodness... i feel huge thank you's and wows and smiles are certainly in order...
i have recieved a beautiful award from the lovely lovely end of march
thank you ever so much you sweetheart!!!!
I shall pass it on to...
my moon best friend angel lottie
the little fairy sprinkle
the wonderful much love
and the enchanting yellow elephant
I have also recieved that beautiful beautiful proximidade award for the third time, this time from the truely adorable thursday afternoons!!! thank you so much dearest!!!!
I have also been featured on secretfairywishes.blogspot.com, for doing the fairy wishes tag created by the sweet sprinkle :) you should all participate, as it is just so much fun!!!
and i have been sent a wonderful tag from country belle who is so very lovely. the tag is rather fun!!! the rules are:
1. Go to the 4th folder in your computer where you store yourpictures.
2. Pick the 4th picture in that folder.
3. Explain the picture.
4. Tag 4 people to do the same!
here is my picture:
goodness this is so long ago!!!! i was 15 in this picture, and a group of us went to thorpe park for the day. this is me and my boyfriend on the train. we hadnt been together for that long here i dont think. we're now 18 and living together at uni, how utterly different things are now!!! im glad i have done this post, as i had forgotten all about tis picture. its brought back lots of good memories!!! so thank you, belle!!
goodness, it is now 2:12am!!! i must go to sleep. must must must. there is still so much to do tomorrow!!!! tomorrow, i will also try to reply to your beautiful comments, as you are all so lovely and precious, but for now i must go to the land of nod, and have dreams filled with christmas and sparkles.
merry christmas to all of you, i hope yours is ever so magical!!