Posts filed under ‘Christmas’

Days 6 – 9 with the Kindness Elves

Day 6 task 4B
Day 6 - picture frame cropped 4B
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18-12-15 - Day 7 bird feeders 4B
Day 7 bird feeder 4B
Day 8 and Day 9 tasks 4B
Day 8 - pennies 4B
Collage - bin men card 4B
Day 6 – intended to make these yarn wrap leaves but E’s daily card making turned into gift making for Nana and Grandad.
Day 7 – bird feeders; first attempt using coconut oil and gelatine flopped (too crumbly) but second attempt using lard in a yogurt pot succeeded.
Day 8 – piggy bank pennies for Guide Dogs for the blind
Day 9 – card for the binmen (we missed them on the last collection day so our card will become a New Year thank you)

December 26, 2015 at 1:00 pm 2 comments

Merry Christmas

E's playgroup christmas card 2015 cropped 4B
‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
may your heart be light’

December 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm Leave a comment

a visit from the kindness elves

Kindness ElvesE was greeted by these lovely little fellas when he woke up this morning. He’d received a Christmas Card from the Kindness Elves yesterday heralding their imminent arrival and was thrilled to find them waiting in their little house for him this morning. The Kindness Elves have come to share the magic of Christmas and to see if E is as kind and helpful as they’ve heard. Each day they’ll be waiting in a new place in the house with a suggestion for an act of kindness E can help them to carry out.
12-12-15 - E with kindness elves 4B
12-12-15 - E with kindness elves close up 4B
A rather lovely result from Day 1’s kind deed (which you’ll have to wait until morning to see as my camera just loves the sparkly lights on the Christmas tree too much!).12-12-15 - christmas tree lights 4B
Anna at The Imagination Tree came up with the idea of the Kindness Elves a few years ago and made them available to buy for the first time this year and has all sorts of kind deeds suggestions to help you on your way. You could use any doll or cuddly you already have at home to spread some festive love and magic.
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©  Kindness Elves house and suggestions from The Imagination Tree website

December 12, 2015 at 9:17 pm 2 comments


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When a home made cake + butter icing + sweets turns into the best birthday cake for my special 6 year old.  I'd accepted I was going to have to buy one as there was no time to fit in baking around L.  And then G accidentally took the car keys to work and our walk to collect them bought clarity - we went to the park, L napped and I baked.  I feel so pleased I've maintained my tradition of making E a cake afterall :0)
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #birthdaycake #loveharibo And here he is, our lovely whopper!  Uncanny that I showed this picture to Euan yesterday of him aged 3 hrs old and this morning when he woke and asked if he was 6 yet it was the exact same time!!!! "But I don't feel like I'm 6 and 3 hours old Mummy". Such a wonderful life with this curious, funny, gentle, kind, Lego loving boy.  Happy Birthday beloved Euan x
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #10lbbabyboy 6 years ago today I took my last waddle to the allotment to pick green veg for a vitamin packed last supper.  I knew baby was on his way but had a feeling he wasn't going to be quick about it.  It's his birthday in 2 days time and I'm so excited for him, my darling Whopper (he was 10lb 2oz and my bump in this picture is 48"!)
#nipitinthebudblog #gloucesterlife #ginormousbump  #10monthspregnant Amazing customer service from @tatterhood_ to help make sure her framed Mother poem arrived in time for my Mum's 70th birthday.  So many other wonderful poems available as postcards and her new book is also in stock on her website.  Go check her out, she's ace :0)
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