Thursday, 30 December 2010

Thank you Secret Santa & Christmas Part 1


How is everyone? How was Christmas?

Can't believe I've not blogged for over a week - not like me at all.

Thanks for all the comments on the little knitted bears in the last post. Their new owners loved them. I managed to finish a couple for my boys too - even big son was impressed with his - it now sits on his computer.

Its been ok here - different because the family dynamic has changed this year. I missed my Grandad wanting to take apart stuff to see how it worked. Was also strange not seeing FIL wearing his party hat all day - though we are told he did this in the nursing home and there's a photo somewhere to prove it :) Good news on that front he really is coming home on Tuesday so that will be an excellent start to 2011.

I must say a big thank you to my secret santa and to Rebecca & Lynda for organising it. Its been great to take part again this year. Want to see what I got??

I think I showed you this one before but its in the photo folder so is coming out again!!

Inside the parcels were;

4 big sheets of soft and colourful felt, a santa for my tree and a gorgeous little pot with a cross stitch top.

A tealight holder printed with snowflakes - very pretty and its been used loads over the past few days.

Two pretty and very festive teddies that have been adorning my tree.

An address book - perfect as the one I've been using is falling apart and has more crossings out in it that actual usable addresses!!

I do know who my Santa was as she put her name inside my card - so a big thank you to Wendy :)

Now I can't remember if we were having a big reveal at some point? I know my ''victim'' got her parcel and she's written a lovely post about. So the big question shall I leave her to guess a while longer or put her out of her misery?? Was it you I wonder????

Christmas day passed in a whirl of cooking, eating, pressie un-wrapping and a tad more eating - there are photos but they are on my camera still so I'll share those next time.

Boxing Day saw us going to my parents - their house is quite small so they divided the family into 2 - those without children went Christmas evening and those with went for tea on Boxing Day. It did mean Boxing Day their house was full to bursting and it was survival of the fittest to get a chair!!

We've also been to visit my FIL and as we guessed all the old ladies in the home wanted to adopt little son - apparently he's cute!! This comes as a surprise as he's busy practising for being a teenager is few weeks and has had a good dose of hormones!!

The boys both had loads of Christmas money burning holes in their wallets so we made a trip to the big electrical stores so an enormous tv and ipod touch could be bought - both gadgets are happily up and running and their new owners are thrilled with them.

We headed back into Ipswich again another day so we could hit the high street - there were sales aplenty and MrVV & I now have some smarter new clothes and new boots each too. Mine are utterly gorgeous and his are practical!! Here are mine - very comfy;

In between all of this I've managed to be ill - had a stinking cold for 24 hours and the only cure was to take to my bed. Think yesterday I slept 20 out of 24 hours!! Much better today thank goodness.

Right I best go - I've managed to confuse my ipod and MrVV is trying hard to make it work again for me - so the least I can do is make him a cuppa!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


Vix said...

Happy Christmas, Vicki! Your swap goodies are gorgeous and I must admit to being more than a little in love with those fab new boots.
WE've got man flu in the house at the mo, I'm praying it's a 24 hour thing.
Best wishes for 2011. xxx

Floss said...

Lovely Christmas goodies and, like you, I understand the different Christmas dynamic. I LOVE your boots!

Jackie said...

Happy New Year Vicki - lovely goodies! Sorry to hear you've been poorly, but pleased you are on the mend. If you're making a cuppa - can i have one please? ;-) xx

Andrea said...

The Christmas whirlwind is past and now I am looking to the future with eager expectation.

Praying you have an awesome New Year!!

Unknown said...

Lots of lovely goodies! Sorry that you were poorly, I think it's going around, but thankfully we seem to have escaped it so far here! Hope you have a great New Year! :) x

Serenata said...

Oh lovely goodies Vicki! Great boots, I love them. I'll have a cuppa with you. I seem to have spent a lot of time in bed the last few days...not quite right.

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

You've certainly had a hectic time! So pleased that you are now feeling better following your cold. I love the boots! Happy New Year! :O) SueXXX

Unknown said...

Wonderful boots, Vicki. So sorry to hear you haven't been well - glad you are much better today

Kathy said...

Great secret santa gifts ... hasn't that been a wonderful swap! I had a lovely parcel too. Sorry to hear you've not been well, most people I know have had some sort of lurgy over the hols. Hope you're all fit and well ready for a happy and healthy new year!

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Lovely secret santa pressies and those Boots are very much my cup of tea x

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Glad you are feeling better now and had a good Christmas. Aren't ipod a pain in the bum, the most un-intuitive thing I have ever bought.

Lisa said...

Pleased to hear you all had a great time. Hope the cold goes away very soon. We've all been germ filled at some point too!
Love the new boots.
Happy new year.
Lisa xx

Rebecca said...

Happy New Year! So glad you enjoyed your secret santa :-)

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Vicki I LOVE your new boots!! Brown is perfect too, they are just what I've been wanting for several years now. And on sale! Couldn't be more perfect.

Glad to hear you are feeling better, not good to feel crappy in the hols. Great news about your FIL coming home, bet he's having fun with the other oldies though.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

love the new boots! X

Andrea said...

Lovely secret santa pressies! Sorry you have been ill, been the case here too, all full of it except me!!! Love your boots!
Have a happy New Year x
Andrea x

Dawn said...

Happy new year! My youngest has been having a horrid dose of hormones this Christmas too - wish I could lock him in his room til he's civilised again!

Bobo Bun said...

Happy New Year Vicki. Boots a very good choice.


Claire said...

Nice Boots!! Boo to having a cold, i did too, just hit me on xmas day!