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28 December 2016

Deconstructing Christmas!!!

Hello on this very misty and frosty morning. 
My most favourite kind of frosty morning when everything is covered in white without there actually being any snow. It looks gorgeous.

Lots of jobs to be done inside today including........


........the wrapping and putting to bed of the dresser decorations.
They look quite sad now that they have been taken off and the dresser is very bare......a blank canvas for a new display which there will have to be to stop Andy covering it in random c**p.

Laundry.....there is always laundry to be done in this house.
Hoovering......Andy has been at the nuts again and there are bits of shell all over the floor as he never quite manages to hit the bin.
Dusting away.....fake snow and coal dust and wiping away the soot from what must have been the smokiest candle I have ever burnt.....not impressed Yankee Candle Company.

After the mania that is Christmas it is good to get back into the swing of the everyday, mundane tasks. I find it rather soothing and relaxing to be pottering about and cooking simple meals again.
Tomorrow I will bake and use up the ingredients I bought for the Ruby baking session which didn't happen and I'll have a sort out in the fridge for leftover veg for a pan of soup.
Goodbye Christmas 2016.

A new calendar and diary are waiting for the new year to arrive and hopefully they will get filled with nicer things this year than hospital and doctor appointments although Andy does have both in the first half of January.

Right....one load of laundry ready to go in the dryer and six more loads awaiting washing.

Hope you are all enjoying getting back to normal.
Sheila-x-

11 comments:

  1. I've just started taking a few bits and pieces down. They hid the dust very well!

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    1. Oh didn't they just.
      I am mortified by the amount of dust there is-x-

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  2. Mine will start to come down once Fran goes back, I am so looking forward to seeing it disappear for another 11 months.

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    1. I'm loving the feeling of space and tidiness Pam-x-

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  3. I'm looking forward to getting all the Christmas stuff put away as well. And to the banishment of the sweet stuff, too, to the deep freeze so I don't see it every day! Good luck with the laundry...I pawned off the laundry duties to The Husband as I'm working full time this week, covering for someone. He does a pretty good job.

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    1. We didn't have much in the way of sweet stuff this year ust a box of Thorntons mint chocolates which are so lush that there are only a couple left now.
      I wouldn't let Andy near my washing....everything would get done on a three hour boil wash and be ruined.....lol-x-

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  4. Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
    As you can see
    I keep my decs up till the 6th January!
    Though I will have cut up the cards for gift tags and shopping list cards by then. It's so lovely with the lights that I really do hate the bareness when they have gone *runs off to eat a mince pie - bargain buy if today - a box of 6 Waitrose all butter luxury ones - FORTY TWO PEE!

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    1. We have the tree lights Rachel for another few days but the dresser lights I will keep as a permamnent thing on there.....they are too pretty to put away.
      Oooooh 'eck I wonder if our Waitrose have any left. I'll send Andy in the morning-x-

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  5. All cleared away here for another year, although I do get less and less out each year, very much back to normal routine,

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    1. At one time I would have kept it out all year if I could have-x-

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  6. I think getting back to normal is as exciting as Christmas itself, although that may sound very sad!

    It's a constant battle with laundry here as well, no idea why as Amy and Thomas spend most of their holidays in PJ's.

    I've just transferred my 2016 calendar to my new 2017 one. Always interested to look back at what we've done and what appointments we had.

    I've got my fingers crossed that 2017 will be a much better one on the health front for Andy. xx

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