Wow...has it really been more than a month since my last post? I have had a wee break, but didn't mean to take this long! I had more Christmas posts planned too...a Christmas cake recipe and some more handcrafted gift ideas...but time got away...Christmas disappeared and I doubt anyone would want me to post my Christmas cake recipe now? Look out for it this year. I have all of the step by step photos, so I can get it posted up well before Christmas arrives.
This is a little snippet into our Christmas last year!
Ben exploring some of his gifts.
Introducing Holly! We adopted Holly in the week leading up to Christmas from our local Veterinary clinic. As we lost Basil at this time last year we decided it was time to replace him and we chose to adopt a homeless kitten instead of buying from a private owner. Holly will hopefully make a great mouse catcher and deterrent and we just love following her kitten antics!
As regular readers would know we welcomed our son Benjamin into our family this time last year and we had a wee party to celebrate with our family. There was plenty of handmade treats and a few quick craft projects. As Ben loves owls we had an owl themed party and it was a long day, but fun!
A special gift we gave Ben to celebrate his first Birthday. A print from the amazing Melbourne artist Brigitte Dorey...it even has a wee owl sitting on the 'Apple Tree Farm' sign. I'm very favourable of art for children over licenced characters that often adorn nursery walls. However having said that Ben's big brother Max painted him a picture of 'Hoot' from the ABC KIDS show "Giggle and Hoot" for his Birthday...so yes, there will be one licenced character picture in Bens room after all!
Hope your Christmas was wonderful and that you were able to share some special time with family and friends. Also a big Happy New Year to all!
I am completely occupied mentally and physically making plans for our wedding in March. I will be posting some of the goings on in coming weeks. This was the wedding that was supposed to take place last year in March, but a wee baby turned our lives upside down and we decided to postpone it. The invitations have gone out now...so it is really happening!
Thanks for visiting,