Tuesday, 26 December 2017

December 26th and Christmas Presents

Christmas came up the end of the lane and with it some lovely gifts.
Son and daughter in law had been wise and found us lots of bits and bobs from car-boot sales, including 2 more winter jigsaws and lots of crafting bits for me. I was so pleased they hadn't gone crazy because with buying a house in the new year and a baby on the way in April they'll need to save.
My sister and brother in law gave us a big box full of bird feeding things - a brilliant present.
From 5 Penny Pinching friends there were useful things like  notebooks and shopping bags, a needle case, felt tip pens, lip salve and a book mark.
The present from the over 60's meal raffle was edible as I hoped - a box of shortbread.
I knew what Col's brother had given me without opening it as I'd bought it and wrapped it - just like last year. He would quite like to do all his Christmas shopping that way I think!
This was what it was...............A Green Man
to watch over the new mini woodland. We left one at the smallholding and he has been missed.

My presents from Col were also bought by me - as he was otherwise engaged in hospital! this was one, the other will feature in it's own post later.

Notecards, envelopes and some secondhand books from a friend - another lovely gift.

Books from my Amazon wish list from Sister in law and nephew and biscuits from niece.
Our two daughters will be bringing gifts in January when they visit once Col is feeling better.

We had lunch out at Sister-in-laws and then came home and collapsed in a heap, Col because he's still recovering from the chemo and me because I've been running on adrenaline for a month and I think it's just run out!

Best programme on Christmas Day TV?   The Upstart Crow. If you've never watched any of these, you've missed a very English  treat.

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  1. No wonder you are worn out. Are you able to rest for a few days now?
    Love your gifts.
    J x

  2. All sound lovely and well thought out gifts.

  3. Love the green man. I was given that book too, been on my wish list for a while.
    Not surprised you are feeling worn out. What a month. Hope you can put your feet up and take it easy for a while. x

  4. The book looks very intriguing. I've googled it and discovered she has a blog so will investigate later. I've got lots of greemen both inside and out at GBT. They're a particular love of mine.

  5. You have some lovely presents. My eldest brother gave me three bags of kindling from his wood oddments that he collects for me in his workshop. It is much appreciated and I am not laughing about it. Have a lovely Boxing Day.

  6. Step back , take a deep breath , plaster the smile on . I feel im living that every day at the moment as im sure you are . But theres hope on the horizon , you just have to keep staring at it .

  7. What a lovely green man, I have been wanting one for a while now.

  8. Wow, you got some lovely gifts. The Green Man is gorgeous.

    You and Col have a lovely rest as you both need to.

    God bless.

  9. Glad you had a lovely day with such appropriate gifts. My DH bought me a tiny jigsaw 6"x4" with 284 pieces and it's fiendish. Am also working on my 1000piece Christmas one from last year. Catriona

  10. Glad you and Col had a lovely Christmas together. Nice to get lovely and useful gifts as well. All the best.

  11. I absolutely love the Green Man! He will make the woodland complete! It sounds like you've received many lovely gifts! I love jigsaws and crafting items myself. How fun. The holidays are hectic but so very nice especially since you've got Col home! Sending holiday hugs from Missouri.

  12. Green Man is perfect to watch over the two of you.

  13. Lovely gifts. The book you've shown looks interesting.

  14. Gorgeously perfect gifts Sue. Shows you how well lovedvand thought of you are x

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