Well, Hello! I've missed you all! Hope you all had a great Christmas! Ours has been very chilled, relaxed, lovely food and a little too much wine (nice though, it's not often I have too much wine!).
Stockings opened on our bed, not too early this year, Christmas morning! Then race downstairs to see what else had been left under the tree. This year, the girls pressies were placed in pillowcases. When I was a little girl, we would always wake up to a pillowcase filled with goodies, I wanted to recreate this tradition! At first the girls thought I was a bit bonkers, but humoured me, chose their own vintage pillowcase from my collection (has to have a vintage twist don't you think!), but then loved diving in to get their presents out the next morning!
This year Christmas has shrunk in the Bea household, presents have got smaller (ironically more expensive though!). The large toys, full of endless plastic tags, which take an age to get out of the packaging, have been replaced with smaller electronic ones!
And today is my birthday! Celebrations have been put 'on hold' as there are 'bugs a lurking'! So this post is a day early, I have some unexpected time on my hands! This is my new bag brought from Little Teawagon! Beautifully crafted by Jane!
Having a birthday so close to Christmas is a mixed blessing, the good thing is that the celebrations are stretched out an extra day (unless bugs are lurking of course!) but your birthday can also be swallowed up by Christmas too!When I was little I celebrated my birthday in April with Posh Sister, then when I was about 6, asked if I could have my own birthday back! I think I understand what my parents were trying to do, but I wanted my own day.....it's my own fault of course, I should have been born in March, just couldn't wait to join in the fun!
Let me show you what else I've had......
Love these colours.....new addiction on the horizon!!!
Lovely barkcloth from Folly and Glee and a little porcelain brooch and tin from a good friend, who knows me so well!
And a beautiful blue scarf, hand made for me by Jackie, just one of the lovely swap pressies!
It's been very peaceful, life changes, and we have to change too!
I'm glad to be back in Blog Land, I will pop over to catch up with everyone!
Ada :) x
p.s my friend has just phoned.....she's popping over to see me, so some celebrations then.......x x x