December 23, 2010

It's almost time.....

time for the kids to open their gifts under the tree.
I've been away for the past week with my family, we went to a lovely christening and afterwards my husband came home ( for work) while the kids and I stayed with some special friends. Our friends have kids the same age as Megan and Ryan so they had an absolute cracker of a time, there was daily trips to the pool, camping in the back yard, cricket at the park.......the big boys went to the pictures.... twice! We ate beautiful food as there happened to be a chef in the house.......I even picked up a few tips! We relaxed, crafted, chatted for hours......if it wasn't Christmas and I didn't have a hair appointment today ( booked 2 months ahead ) I would have stayed on another week!

A dose of retail therapy is always good and something I love to do when I go to Goodiwindi, there are only a few small boutiques there and I always find something unique. We turned a 3 1/2 hour drive home into a 7 hour trip because we stopped in both Moree and Narrabri for more therapy.........the shops are simply beautiful this time of year all decked out for the festive season.

So now it's back to reality.......unpacking, washing, ironing, cooking, I even had a flat tyre this morning.....the first one in about 7 years. Mark spotted it on his way out to work and changed it before I was even out of bed........isn't he a darling!

Well I must be off, I have a huge basket of washing waiting to be hung out before the rain appears again......take care and have a lovely day!


Posie Patchwork said...

Oh darling, what a lovely trip!! All those gorgeous country stores, ahhhh, dreamy!! Well yet more hearts & owls & stockings of your flew out the door today (barely a Babushka left) so congratulations on a MASSIVE year at Shop Handmade. One lady bought 3 hearts today saying she was the ONLY person in her office who didn't have some & HAD TO HAVE ONE, well 3!! She giggled saying they were pretty cow bells. Love Posie

Marianne said...

Hi Brenda, I was over in Gunnedah this past week & was meaning to see if you wanted to get a coffee but you weren't there! I may be going back next week - will let you know.

Hope you have a lovely Christmas - hope to see you in the New year. Marianne.