Friday, December 6, 2013


Can't seem to catch the days as they are flying by......
The first Sunday in December is the Christmas church service in the little chapel in our plaza, unfortunately it poured with rain so the traditional refreshments afterwards of thick sweet hot chocolate and cake were served in the old school house.  It was certainly well attended though and we were presented with this beautiful plant afterwards, so bright and cheerful

Have been pottering about in the craft room though.....been knitting hubby a special wrist/hand warmer to help his hand and also some little thumb covers, I adapted the pattern from making the arms of a rabbit, sounds daft, but worked well

A suffolk puff decoration to match the stars and a little wreath made from the inner circle of a used reel of tape, padded and wrapped with a fluffy white wool, ribbon roses and beads glued onto garden foliage finished it off.

Printed out some fun labels,(sorry can't remember where to link it) quite back to basics sitting gently colouring in and sprinkling glitter
Did make more but have already used them for the UK parcels
 As hubby is able to drive a little further now he took me into Calpe to visit one of the home decor shops Casa, hoping to catch some of their Christmas goodies, some of which makes me think I could make something similar for a fraction of the cost, but it's fun browsing.  In previous years I have visited mid December only to find the Christmas stock replaced by Spring......
I spied a bag with approx 250 tiny soft white balls for 1 euro, couldn't pass those up so a couple of bags dropped into my basket.........a few beads to make a little wreath then I couldn't resist making two tiny snowmen.....................

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 Its difficult to see in the picture, but I threaded some onto silver thread, some on fluffy wool and the last one with red and green beads between, they are very light so can go on the tree etc without bending things out of shape........

Tuesday saw us in Benidorm again, DD was having her PET TAC scan, this time it was 2 lots of yukky liquid to swallow plus the usual injected dye, she then had to sit alone and wait for over an hour before the scans.  They also wanted 2 scans, but at least let her out in between to have something to break the 6 hour fast.
it was very emotional as it is two years ago this month that this journey began and the trepidation of waiting now until we get the results is going to seem like an age.  They gave her the usual speal of do not go near children, pregnant ladies etc, so she queried about her new kittens she has just adopted and was told not to go nearer than a metre of them for 24 hours!

Sun's out so we are taking lunch up to the naya (it was 22 c in there yesterday) so warm up and chill out?? oh you know what I mean!!
take care



  1. You've been keeping very busy with all that crafting. Sending my very best wishes for your daughter, I've been in exactly the same position, waiting on results, so I know how nerve racking it all is.

  2. Thank you, Its really hard trying not to think about it, horrible! Reading various support groups I believe its everybodies nightmare.

  3. some lovely crafting and hope your poinsettia grows well for you... they are so christmassy to me...
    All the best for your daughter, such a long road ... one step at a time....
    much love and thinking of you...

  4. Waiting can be so difficult cant it. Hoping for good results when you finally hear them. Lovely lot of crafting going on in your place, those little fluffy balls have been very useful. Your plant looks so Christmassy. (Oh, that is what Fiona said too. lol) I too will be thinking of you.
    Loving hugs xxx

  5. Some lovely Christmas crafts going on. I suspect much of what you're doing now is to keep your mind off your daughter's results. I do hope they are good and that you can then focus on proper celebrations in the real sense of the word.
    The poinsettia is called 'Flower of Christmas' in Spain, isn't it - and it always looks so pretty and festive.

  6. Hello! I'm popping round visiting and saying hello to all of the lovely new people who have commented on my blog recently. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comments. Sorry it has taken me a while to visit! Happy Christmas. xx

    1. Thanks for dropping by, loved your photos of Basildon Park, enjoy the festivities