Friday, December 12, 2014

Advent Blog Hop

Hello, and many thanks to Jo for hosting this Hop, my second year taking part.  The picture above was taken in dubious light an hour before I left for DC to help The Girl move apartments.  Do we call her the Baltimore Babe now?  Hmm, better run it by her first!

We will be in Wyoming again this year with the Cowboys, large and small and the Cowgirl is walking.....can't wait!

Best ever present......
Hmm, that's hard but one I remember was given to me many moons ago, I was ten and living in Hohne, Germany, an Army brat, deep snow on the ground and I got......roller skates!  Not the fancy inline skates you get now but the ones where you turned a key and the clampy things on the side tightened and held on, hopefully, to your shoes.  Elsa, who worked for my mum, a bit on the dour side, it has to be said, sighed and said.....you won't  be using those until March....she was right but sledging was a great substitute!
When the snow finally melted a whole group of us would skate for hours, don't remember the learning process.....probably fell a lot.....got up, carried on, stiff upper lip, don't you know.....
The very best place  to skate was the Tank Road, better than tarmac, reinforced concrete and we got yelled at many a time to get out of the d*** road as those behemoths went by......nobody ever seemed to think it would probably have been safer to ban us from there.....!

One last memory.....that Christmas, my mum was pregnant with my sister who would be born in March but I remember her putting on the skates and doing a great glide through our long sitting dining area with Elsa.....yup, shaking her head and muttering!

Have a wonderful Christmas, everyone, and here's to 2015 and the Gifted Gorgeousness extravaganza!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Thread Giveaway Winner is.....

.......Sheryl, from Spain!  I will be emailing you in a minute, please let me know your address and the threads you would like!

Thanks to everyone who entered, I'll be doing another giveaway sometime in January.  Please be sure you have an email so I can contact you......