Has it been and gone already?
This year our Christmas has been rather different to our usual one. Due to unforeseen circumstances many things didn't get crossed off my ever growing list and.. well, the list had to go and I just had to deal with it. It made me think of how important I felt my 'role' of being 'the creator of Christmas magic' was. But in reality my family would rather see me with a smile on my face rather than me disappearing through the door trying to cross off another job on my list. And as I stood in the kitchen on Christmas Eve at 3pm (officially my favourite time of the year) still cleaning and rushing about - Carols at Kings College started and I just stopped what I was doing took a deep breath and gave thanks that I could meet that most loved moment with no real sadness in my life.
And so our Christmas started, lacking in many of the details I had decided must be done, but certainly not lacking in warm, family cheer. This year we had some of our New Zealand family with us (our oh-so-grown-up niece and nephew and their partners) which was simply wonderful. They took it all in their stride the fact that I served up what I thought was Bucks Fizz on Christmas morning only to discover it was non-alcoholic and a year past it's use by date. And then 'forgot' to make the trifle because I spent far too long playing with my new toy!
Oh, I'm such a lucky girl to have an iphone. Bless that husband of mine who agreed to me changing my mobile for this wonderful invention, even when we should be watching the pennies... I can't rate it highly enough and I can't keep my hands off it! So many things have been 'forgotten' because of what the family call my 'iphone moments'.
But, it hasn't been all iphone love. No. I started a new Christmas craft project especially to do in front of the fire (and if I'm honest, the Christmas TV!) this holiday. I saw in the December edition of Good Homes magazine a wonderful home of a lady called Nicki Trench. She had some round crochet cushions on her bed and knitted sofa which immediately caught my eye. Hooray for magazines - more inspiration!
So the last few days, in between visitors and that no-man's land between Christmas and New Year; I've been settled in front of the fire
crochet on lap and of course my iphone's not too far away. I've done one circle already and am on the next but I'll soon need to try and find a pattern for a lacy edging. Only problem being our tree is blocking the bookcase! There's always something but thank goodness for that trusty iphone with it's internet
access, I'll just have to do a quick search. That is after the New Year's Eve trifle has been made!