Friday, December 13, 2013

Christmas Gremlins...

Hi folks...just when I thought it was safe to stick my head above the parapet...the Christmas gremlins seem to have moved in...after all it is Friday the 13th...all day unfortunately. Perhaps it's payback time for feeling smug...oh yes the Christmas preparations were going so well and silly me for thinking that I might be lazing around in the last few run up days...chilling out with Mr Buble...indulging in a latte or two and more Costco Mince Pies than are good for me.
It seems that technology and anything electrical is out to get me...the Christmas Tree lights kicked it all off...now you would think that hubby might have tested them before draping them around the tree...apparently not and yes you've guessed switch on was a bit of a damp squib...not even one little teeny weeny flicker of light let alone the huge sparkly glow I was expecting.  And guess who had to dash to the shops to get another set...remove the first and redrape the replacements (and yes I did test them) before hanging the decs...
and this year's addition to the bauble collection...a pressie from the grandkiddies from their trip to Disneyland Florida...
I did tell you that the baubles on my tree are a real mixture collected over the years...this one from the store at the Statue of Liberty...rather huge and a bit over the top but hey who cares...it brings back wonderful memories of fabulous trips to NYC...
and an old favourite...a set of six gorgeous suede bells which actually ring...bought from...yes you've guessed...good old M&S...more years ago than I care to remember...
I have a sneaky feeling the printer may be on it's last legs...likely to be heading to the nearest skip and the old "hissy fit" computer may well be joining it if it doesn't pull it's socks up...in the meantime there is some GOOD news...the Christmas Cakes are baked and I'm thinking perhaps I should cut myself a slice...just a test you understand in case the Christmas Gremlins have been playing havoc with the oven.
I'll see you all tomorrow to share some hoop-de-doo exciting news
Hugs Kath xxx

11 comments:

judkajudi said...

Your tree is beautiful!! You are a saint to undo and redo the tree! Fun checking off items on the todo list!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Looking lovely, love Mickey and those suede bells are gorgeous, have a good day x

Jane said...

Great tree Kath and yes it is always a good idea to test those light firstt...LOLOL! Happy Friday the 13th x

Julie Brooks said...

Hi Kath, what a beautiful tree. Ours will be going up this weekend and we too have some lovely baubles and other hanging decorations which have been purchased from many different countries and always bring back happy memories - that's my favourite bit of Christmas. Enjoy your day, and not too big a slice of cake!! Hugs, Julie xxx

Kathyk said...

Your tree is looking great (despite the trials to get it looking just SO) and I love that you have the baubles from family and travels - to give your tree a story.

Seasons Greetings

Kathyk

Crafting Queen said...

Your tree is looking beautiful. Hugs to Buddy.

Redanne said...

Your tree does look beautiful Kath and I do believe we have the same bell bauble from M&S. Hope you can have a bit of a relax over the weekend. Hugs, Anne x

Bev Henwood said...

Tree looks gorgeous ~ I have got our decorations out today and guess what I have the suede bells from M&S! Hugs from Bev, Bailey, Majik, Sorrell & Holly Beardies xx

Brenda in IN said...

Hi Kath,

I found your blog recently and have scrolled through. Love your cards and sense of humor. Your tree is so pretty and I think ornaments that have a history in the family are wonderful. Also love your energy. It makes me feel tired! Great blog and I will pop back in again.

trish said...

Hi Kath, your tree looks great, I love the traditional colours, mine are still in the loft maybe put them on Sunday. We've had pro blems with our landline this week, so used to everything working perfect. Have a good weekend, hope the gales aren't too bad...Trish

Gail said...

I made one Christmas cake in October (only two of us so don't need a lot) DH couldn't wait for Christmas- In November I made another Chritsmas cake and that has gone - last monday I made two more- DH says he doesn't fancy anymore cake.
Don't cut into the cake - it will be your undoing lol.

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