Saturday, November 28, 2009

Christmas cooking

And so it begins. The annual Christmas food fest. i always get so keen to cook special biscuits and cakes this time of year. I thought id test these out to see how they would be for Christmas gifts. these ones are off to the GHIU work. I got all the recipes from the Australiam Womans weekly..the one with gorgeous Jop Seagar on the cover. There such marvellous ideas in there that I had to buy the magazine. i dont usually buy magazines ut this one seemed to call out to me. I also had my letter published in the NZ gardenr this month. Yah!!! A gardening voucher for Christmas for me. I really want to treat myself to an outdoor Ornamental Christmas tree this year. Ill use this voucher towards one! I cant have an outdoor party without a outdoor tree.!

Isnt he gorgeous. Symba (Or the ginga monster as GHIU calls hime) Is just so kissable and cuddliable...even with a touch of ringworm...I was a vet nurse for three years and am immune to ringworm fortunately...

Ten gorgeous years with the "gorgeous hubby in uniform" he had to leave early this morning for a job and wont be back until tomorrow. As he left at 4 he said" Thankds for ten lovely years" Awwwww.. These flowers arrived at work on Friday.

Tomorrow afternoon when we get GHIU back we will go down to our favourite Christmas tree farm and earmark our tree. Video camera and camera ready for this tradition. Despite the decorations and cooking I still wasnt feeling very festive. ut tonight we made a trip to town and bought the Best Christmas cd ever..something I have been wanting for ages. I played it and then I was immediately in the Christmas mood ..Hurray.
Happy se3asonal preparations to you all. I am so enjoying the Christmasy blog all over the place!!
Love Cherry

Monday, November 16, 2009

welcome to my christmas house..

More photos from my seasonal abode...yes I know its still only November!!!!

Still havent finished my front door. Hmm ....
A collection of stockings. Three for the cats(decoartions only..they are closed over!) and then Alex and Georgias cross stitched ones.

TRaditional Christmas wall hanging alongside Maori weapon of the day!

Christmas wishes to you all

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Its Christmas!!!!!!

Yes...In the house Christmas decs have been going up. Theres some old favourites and some new ones...The table runner Im not so keen on but it is dione and that is that!

Little Symba has been very sick and hosptalised. he was so sick i feared it was curtains fior him. But finally he came right and came home :) Now he is a lovekly but expensive little kitten:} This is a short blog i am so enjoying the Christmas blogs going up all over the place.
I an writing this while watching The tudors so I am much distracted. My book of the moment is Voyager by Diana Gabalden. i seem to be living in the past at the moment.
Happy decorating

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Meet Symba....

Halloween...Im so glad our combined halloween Guy Fawkes party is done!! Having been so anxious aout it and committing to it and a Christmas party I really felt over burdeoned. But now I can see the way clear throught to Christmas! We had good weather for our party and lots of children who spent the whole time ruining their scary faces by swimming in the pool for ages.!!

As soon as night fell we bought out the fireworks and concluded with the tradtional Seal scarer...Our neighbours must love us!!

And so to the news: Last week Georgias beautiful cat Sarah dissappeared. We did all the ususal searches and garge checking, road side checking etc. I had had some concerns of a possible Early sign of kidney problems but scared at the thought of something happening to her and Georgias reaction,I hadnt taken her to the IF their was anything it was early early days. She was slees, stealthy and very happy. maybe she really was sick and just left to die. ot maybe someone has been poisoning the pigeons..we saw two dead fat ones in the village just a couple of weeks ago..and she ate one. Pigeons were her favourite prey..She was the supreme hunter!! Anyway georgia was distraught and we said she could get a kitten straight away. The first ad we found was a week later and this little six week long haired tom ahs been in our life ever since. he hadnt been handled much but 12 hours later of two girls fighting a crying and laughing and holding him so much that i feared his leg muscles would atrophy took care of that!! hes just fitted in here so well and has taken to sleeping under the blankets with georgia just as Sarag did. He also extremely gutsy and has so far taken on both our other cts plus our great big lab...could thisd be a tom cat thing?!

I leave you with the photos.
The day after Our halloween party the decorations came down and the Christmas decs went up..well just some of them. I think Im still a bit jaded after the Halloween decorating/ partying. Surprising for me Im just taking it slowly this time!!!

Take care and love to your and your pussy cats!
Love Cherry