24 December 2011

we wish you a Merry Christmas . . .

Greetings all,
I love that i live in a city that is occupied with interstaters (including me) as they all flee for Christmas (excluding me) . . . i swan around the supermarket aisles, shops & streets with ease.  It's hard to build traditions around Christmas when you're in a different city/ family member's house/ hotel/ husband away each year - i can't wait for stability, Christmas in our own home, with my husband & all the beautiful English traditions my mother instilled in us - especially the food.  I want to make Christmas pudding everyone has stirred, i want to deck the halls with holly & i want to host Christmas!! 
I put the special Oxfam decorations my dear friend Lisa gave each of my children on our cute wooden tree.  See the little early gift i gave myself - a Red Riding Hood teapot.  Next year i want to force myself to like tea.
 Last minute school class party reindeer cupcakes, they finally finished school on Wednesday, poor little public schoolers.  In the meantime, my high schooler & i took in lots of movies (Mission Impossible is amazing), shopping & lunches out, lovely!!  Her boy-who-is-a-friend tagged along too, he's one patient young man!! 
 I'm retiring my cute animal calendar this year . . .
 with this neat one from Kikki-K, about $12 in their early Boxing Day sale.  Note: i got the '21 Days to Start/ End Habits' in preparation of new year's resolutions.  Hey, i bought the book, that's a start, i'm already on my way . . . mind, body & soul!!
 In my effort to like tea, i have tried for many years to stomach hot tea but iced tea is my baby step.  I've just brewed my second batch of T2 White Christmas, chilling in the fridge, some of the children like it too, filled up with lemon slices & mint.  I also got Tummy Tea to help with digestion & flush out the demons of Christmas feasting. 
 The 2L tall jug is too big for any shelf in the fridge so she lives in the door or filled with ice on the counter on her rubbery coaster.
 Some last minute decoration finds at Hive, already know what my colour scheme for next Christmas is, lime, fuchsia & silver, pretty right??
 Found this red brick filled ornament in my letter box, thanks Lego!!
 Keen??  Me??  At the Seed sale at 9a.m. for shoes - the last year my youngest children will fit into their shoes as they only go up to size 35.  The sequin & polka dot shoes were reduced to $15!!  The strappy gold ones were reduced to $30, wish they had my size!! 
 So Merry Christmas blogland, have thoroughly enjoyed your company this year.
Have a wonderful time with family, friends, or indulging alone if that's your thing.  I'll be blogging over Summer so don't be a stranger, love Posie

31 comments:

Catherine said...

Have a great day with your beautiful kiddos:) Loving all that Christmas goodness you bought, that T2 iced tea is very yummy. Have fun Jennie will be by over summer to say hi. Merry Christmas I've had a great time coming by your space this year, thank you for your lovely blog.xx

melissa said...

Ooh, love that kikkiK calendar.

Have a very Merry Christmas with your beautiful children. xx

Jan-Maree said...

Dear Posie and family, my family wishes you all a safe and happy Christmas and New Year. Looking forward to your posts next year when the lovely hubby is home for Christmas again! Thinking of you all
Big hugs and smiles

Jan-Maree

Tina said...

Lovely Christmas treasures and some fabulous bargains!! Wishing you and your lovely family a wonderful Christmas ~ xx

Bridget said...

Merry Christmas to you and those gorgeous kids Posie!! xx

Coal Valley View said...

Merry Christmas Posie, have a wonderful day with your gorgeous children tomorrow! has been great blogging with you in my first year of blogging. I'll be around all summer too. It's oh so quiet in bogland this time of year isn't it? :-)

B is building a house said...

Have a lovely Christmas Posie!!!

Tammi said...

Have a safe and wonderful Christmas with your gorgeous kiddies Posie :)
Happy holidays
Xx

Felicity said...

To all in your family [at home or away] I send warm hearted wishes and the hope that 2012 will see many of your dreams come to fruition.

Much love,
Fx

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas Posie. May you and your fabulous four have a most delightful day together.
Festive hugs ~ Kerryanne

Simone - honeyandfizz said...

Merry Christmas Jennie, have a wonderful day! I was tempted to buy one of those jugs from T2 too! xx

CHD said...

Hope you have a wonderful Chirstmas with your lovely children. My husband is in the same country and town, but working today, tomorrow and boxing day this year. It's not the same as when he is around for the whole Christmas time. Hope you get that traditional Christmas in your own home soon. Thinking of you and sending you best wishes. Cx

Jo said...

Merry Christmas to all the Posie's. I'm loving your lego ornament! How did you come to be the lucky recipient of that one? My girls have gone to the pool with their Dad and I'm stuck here in the middle of a big pile of junk, because somehow this morning I thought it would be a good idea to clean out the old toys to make way for the new! Yikes! What was I thinking?
Thinking of you and all those seperated at Christmas. I hope you have a lovely Christmas chat with your soldier. Much love XX

The Moerks said...

And Merry Christmas to you and yours, right back at you. Hope your day is Merry and talking to the soldier makes you feel bright.Debx

Sarah B said...

Merry Christmas Posie, I hope you have a lovely day. Xx

Mum on the Run said...

Wishing you and yours a beautiful Christmas.
I think some of that tummy tea (and those gorgeous little sandals) might be needed over here too!
Those 'stable' celebrations in your Christmas future are going to be a force to be reckoned with!!
Thank you for your kindness and support this year.
Shar xxx

brismod said...

Merry Christmas Jennie. I hope you all get to speak to that handsome soldier of yours tomorrow. Best wishes. xx

Taylor Made said...

Merry Christmas to you and yours....hope it is peaceful and filled with tonnes of memories and lots of planning towards that one day that will come soon!

Tas said...

Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas, Jenny.

Look forward to hanging out more in 2012.

fee @ chipper nelly said...

Happy christmas jennie, I've so enjoyed your blog since I found it, especially all the celebrity waving!
I know 2012 is an exciting year for you...and hope that your adventures are fun packed!
Love fee x

ally said...

Merry Christmas Posie
Hope the day is joyful for your family
I have so loved finding your blog this year - thankyou
xx

Maxabella said...

Merry Christmas, dear Posie. Why won't my bloody kid sleep even though it's 10.28 on Christmas Eve and he's run around all day from early until late without pausing for a seond and here we are late, late, late but even the threat of No Santa isn't working... AAAND I have to lie here in the bed in the next room to him because he is too scared to go to sleep at Gran's house... ggggrrrr... And i still have to make the sticky date pudding for tomorrow and Merry Christmas though!!! x

Corrie said...

merry christmas lovely jennie. I've been so caught up in last minute shopping, cleaning and the kitchen and haven't popped in to see how you are going

love that you've got a head start on the sales. I was just keeping up with the christmas presents. What I would do for those gold sandals. We have a seed now at my local shops in balgowlah - so it's cole and walk past seed to get to it. So lovely:)

have a wonderful time and hope we get to see you soon! and hug hubby from us when you see him.

lots of love

corrie:)

Lois said...

Merry Christmas to you & your family Posie :)

Amy said...

Merry Christmas to you and your family Jennie!

x

Jane said...

Oh Jennie. Thinking of you making the best of it right now. Sending you a huge Hobart ♥ J x

Mama of 2 boys said...

What a lovely post Posie! I hope you and yours had a very Merry Christmas :o)
LOVE your reindeer cupcakes, gorgeous!
And how good is a pre-Christmas Kikki K sale?? I took serious advantage of that myself ;o) xo

Emma said...

Please oh please where did you get that Red Riding Hood tea pot. It is devine.
Rebecca

special 'k' said...

I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

Amanda said...

That teapot is possibly the cutest one I've ever seen!! :)

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