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23 December 2011 @ 08:48 pm
So in the last two weeks I have...  
Done mostly Christmassy things!

~ Finished work with the traditional Christmas Entertainment ending. I have seen way too many teenage boys in drag...

~ Put up the Christmas tree! We had an epic quest to find suitable lights (got some, didn't like them, took them back, found others, liked them, decided we needed more of those...). But in the end it is looking prettier than ever:



- Received cards from __kali__ (plus a pretty giraffe charm thing! so cute!), dune_drd, morbid_sparks, faith_less_one, etmuse, kharma2815 (plus something knitted and squidgy! yay!), flipbfc (plus Merlin goodies - she knows me too well!) and fly_to_dawn (the cutest hand made card with the sweetest message inside. She's so adorbs!).

THANK YOU EVERYONE! You're all so lovely. *snuggles*

~ Finished off the Christmas cross stitch I was doing for mum. She really likes traditional Christmas imagery and so she loves this:




~ I spent my first weekend off in Birmingham with flipbfc, Irish Kate, steviesun and __kali__ so we could watch their panto and sample the delights of Christmas Market. Firstly, the panto was very funny. Brian Conley was playing Buttons and watching him using some of the old skits from his TV series was like being a kid again. There was also an adorable pony and a very clever horse. We may go back next year because they're doing Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates and frankly we're intrigued as to how that's a panto. The Christmas Market was too full of goodies - include tiny cinnamon pancakes of Christmassy goodness! 

~ Then I spent today making Christmas cupcakes, I did try one after - as a good baker has to - and they are like very light Christmas cake. Yummy!



~ One thing I haven't done: wrap presents....oops...I should probably do that tonight!
 
 
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Opal: dw tardis blue heartoparu on December 23rd, 2011 09:30 pm (UTC)
yay tree and cakes!!! very lovely (and tasty-looking) *must not nom tree*
doylefan22: merlin - morgana snowdoylefan22 on December 25th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
:D

The cakes were all lovely - just like Christmas cake but lighter and fluffier.
Little English Bug.fly_to_dawn on December 24th, 2011 05:31 am (UTC)
Yay, glad you thought the card was okay XD Also, that cross-stitch is seriously lovely.
doylefan22: merlin - morgana snowdoylefan22 on December 25th, 2011 10:12 am (UTC)
It was so sweet. I went 'awww'. :)

And that cross stitch better be good - took me long enough!
My virtual identity: LOTR: White Tree of Gondorarlessiar on December 26th, 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)
Love the tree, it looks fantastic!

And the cupcakes look fantastic, too! :)

I also wrapped the Christmas presents very late this year, the night before Christmas Eve (over here you get the presents on Christmas Eve, not in the morning of Christmas day, so I was really in a hurry! *g*). Next year I really need to start earlier! :D
kat_rowekat_rowe on December 27th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
the tree is lovely, the cross-stitch is gorgeous, and I think I just gained a few pounds looking at the cupcakes *drools and hates trying to lose weight this time of year*

if it makes you feel any better about wrapping, I did the last of mine at 3am on Christmas morning and some stuff didn't even GET wrapped, just had bows stuck on and got shoved under the tree that way

hope you had a wonderful holiday :)