Wednesday, 31 December 2008


I couldn't decide whether to have a picture of the amazing cheeseball or a picture of Emily all dressed up. So I opted for both.

Tuesday, 30 December 2008


Josh says cheers. Happy Birthday, Stacey!

Monday, 29 December 2008


Ahhh, so lovely and cold.

Sunday, 28 December 2008


There's a giant Menorah in our town! Happy Hanukkah.

Saturday, 27 December 2008


Molly got a cookbook for Christmas. Our goal is to make a recipe a week. Today was French Onion Soup and it was the best French Onion Soup that I have EVER tasted. I think we have another cook in the family.

Friday, 26 December 2008


The Guinness Book of World Records is partly 3D this year!

Thursday, 25 December 2008

Wednesday, 24 December 2008


I am not making this up! This baby Jesus was lost for the last year and I found him today when I was hoovering the living room! How weird is that?

Tuesday, 23 December 2008


I swear I did not set this shot up. I just looked over and noticed that the Jesus card was stuck behind baby Jesus. The card is from Auntie Kay and Uncle Michael. The baby Jesus was bought in Munich because he reminds me of my Mom's Nativity Set.

Monday, 22 December 2008


My favorite Christmas ornament. Christianity in a nutshell.

Sunday, 21 December 2008


Note to self: Next year don't leave it till four days before Christmas to buy the Christmas tree.

Saturday, 20 December 2008


Molly was in a play for Cadets. What would happen if Jesus was born in modern times. The answer, of course, is that St. Johns Ambulance would very kindly come and sort every thing out.

Friday, 19 December 2008


Today is all about recovering from the work do. We're still working the party hats though.

Thursday, 18 December 2008


Christmas Work Do! They're singing 'I Don't Want To Miss a Thing'.

Wednesday, 17 December 2008


Josh came to see me at work today! And made himself right at home.

Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Monday, 15 December 2008


Yes, we have no bananas.

Sunday, 14 December 2008


We survived Christmas shopping.


Christmas cards are starting to arrive! The mouse dates back to when Molly was just starting to hear and was completely obsessed with anytoy that sang or talked. He sings 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas' when you press his toe. Over and over.

Friday, 12 December 2008


I bought Robert a new Santa to put on his trolley. Some low-life stole the last one. Hopefully the new one is just too ugly for anyone to want to steal. Plus Mandy is really tying it down. I think it would take a lot of effort to knick.

Thursday, 11 December 2008


I'm kinda bored with this wreath. I think I need something more colorful and festive.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008


Found the bag of Santa toys.

Tuesday, 9 December 2008


OK. It may be a little bit over the top.

Monday, 8 December 2008


Putting up the Christmas decorations is quite a production. It took three people to hang this lovely foil star!

Sunday, 7 December 2008


Molly organized all my photos on the computer for me. No more scrolling down to find them. Thank you, Molly!

Saturday, 6 December 2008


Part of the steam engine that once supplied water to all of London. It's three stories high and still works!

Friday, 5 December 2008


Some friends of mine have had trouble finding tape in normal tape dispensers. I took this picture as proof that they exist.

Thursday, 4 December 2008


I love love love Christmas lights. My friend Geeta gave me these when she moved. You can never have too many. And in my opinion colored lights are SO much cooler than white ones.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008


Went out to a pre-Christmas meal with my good friends.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008


OMG. I was woken up at 5:00 am by a beeping noise. I searched and searched for it. Eventually, I narrowed it down to the bathroom and STILL couldn't find. When James woke up at 7:00 I offered to pay him a fiver if he could find it and disable it. He found it in five minutes. It was an old watch that came from a French market about ten years ago and cost about three pounds. It was in a jewellry box on the bathroom shelf. He couldn't make it stop beeping though. Intead he managed to make it start talking as well! In FRENCH. I threw it away but could still hear it. It was still going strong when I got home so I took the hammer to it. That worked.

Monday, 1 December 2008


James bought me these ornaments at a charity shop to cheer me up. The best part is that the trumpets actually play!

Sunday, 30 November 2008


I guess somebody didn't win the lottery.


Make yourself at home, Billy.

Friday, 28 November 2008


I found The Grinch at the charity shop for 99p! How cool is that? And in case anyone is wondering, this should be taken to represent the original Boris Karloff cartoon Grinch. Not that effing Jim Carrey monstrosity.

Thursday, 27 November 2008


We had SEVEN five pound notes all with consecutive serial numbers in one of our tills. How strange is that? Sally thought it was a sign that we should play the lottery.

Wednesday, 26 November 2008


How would you answer the question 'Does this tie go with this shirt?'

Tuesday, 25 November 2008


Emily's home for yet another trip to the GP. This time she got an even stronger inhalor. Hopefully, that'll do the trick.

Monday, 24 November 2008


Sally and I got to stay indoors in the warmth drinking coffee while everyone else went out for a fire drill.

Sunday, 23 November 2008


SNOW! And my winter jasmine is flowering in November. Mother Nature has gone mad.

Saturday, 22 November 2008


Stacey and Emily are making fun of me. But they obviously don't understand the fine art of trying on handbags. Stacey's handbag says 'Debbie' on the shoulder strap. Too cool.

Friday, 21 November 2008


Flippin' Heck. It's not even Christmas yet.

Thursday, 20 November 2008


Sally said the f-word.

Wednesday, 19 November 2008


I cleaned out my kitchen cupboards today. The winner of the oldest food product is Tobasco Sauce. Best before September 2002. People who know me will know that 2002 is the year I went back to work. Which is when I stopped using ingredients like Tobasco sauce and stopped knowing what was lurking in the back of my cupboards. It's bad, I know.

Tuesday, 18 November 2008


Loyalty cards are back. I hate the loyalty cards. They bring out the worst in people.

Monday, 17 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November 2008


This is the look on Emily's face when she realized that she had phoned both parents up for a lift from the station and we'd each shown up separately.

Saturday, 15 November 2008


because we haven't had a photo of Molly in more than a week...........

Friday, 14 November 2008



Thursday, 13 November 2008


James always wins the most amazingly awful prizes at work. Today he won a swan soap dish set. It's too hideous even for me to use.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008


Seriously. He's still putting up lights on the SAME tree.