Any fool can make something complicated. It takes a genius to make it simple." - Woody Guthrie

Sunday, 23 December 2012

Little star ...

Radio silence has been maintained because I didn't feel much like blogging last weekend, such a sad time for many.  We are now fully prepped for Christmas, with beds made and waiting for visitors to arrive.  The tree purchase was preceded by a few shocked 'how much?' conversations and a simple little one it is too, in its very own pot so it can languish in the garden until next year.   However the thought of what might crawl from it next Christmas fills me with dread.   Our star was fashioned many years ago, in pre-recycling days, from a toilet roll holder, cereal box and kitchen foil; we were very much before our time in this house.  Every year I threaten to buy something posh to plant atop our tree but every year the protestations win out.  Provisions are aplenty and the final piece in the jigsaw is to collect the turkey tomorrow, the Christmas cake is covered in marzipan although not yet iced, there just has to be one thing to leave to the last minute.  Although don't be surprised if you find me in a petrol station on Christmas Day looking for the one thing I forgot to buy.  Ah yes batteries.

Have fun with your final preparations xxx


  1. Have a lovely Christmas, and would just like to thank you for the pcs you posted a while ago of the child's cooker made from a bedside table ... We've used your idea and made one for our nephew and neice's log cabin which they are getting off Father Christmas. It looks lovely, and thank you again!

    Claire xxx

    1. So pleased to hear that idea has inspired you. Do post pictures if you can.

  2. Wishing you a Joyful Noel!
    ~and sending best wishes for a wonderful 2013...
    Love Maria x

  3. It's chucking it down with rain outside and very blowy, am so glad that I'm in now for a few hours before it's off to feed a friend's cat and then have drinks nibbles and pressie swapping with some other friends. If I've forgotten anything the co-op at the end of the road is open til 8pm, after that we'll have to do without!
    Thank you for your recent kind words, hope you and yours have a fab Christmas.
    Lisa x

  4. ah yes you might find me there looking for me quality street! your home made star is lovely, have a happy day tomorrow! Heather x