Friday, December 31, 2010

cats and dogs

our cat and dog bowls and mugs are back in stock. These were a surprise Christmas "hit" and we sold many as presents for much loved pets. The mugs were also bought as "going home" presents, filled with sweeties in a  cellophane bag tied with ribbons.

Our mutt and two pesky pussies have the bowls, although as our mutt is on the small side, the food is a bit lost inside. It's more Labrador size and I wish we had a smaller version. We may change and use it as a water bowl as this can never be too big!

"it's a wonderful life"

Friday, December 17, 2010

apres ski!

We've taken the girls skiing for the first time. With good advice we set off for Tignes, which is so high up, we were guaranteed good snow. (It was also so high up, I couldn't breathe for the first two days!). The girl were booked into ski school all day and as they were the only children there (their school breaks up very early), they had a wonderful instructor all for themselves. They were on the slopes for 6 hours a day and we couldn't persuade them to take an afternoon off. However, they fell asleep during supper most evenings!

All great until half way through the week, when I received a call at the hotel to say my husband was in the Medical Centre. He's badly torn two ligaments either side of his knee, which is not good! Getting home was tricky and now being at home the week before Xmas trickier still, as he can't walk or drive. Good friends have delivered us our tree and we're relying on Ocado to battle their way through the snow with our turkey. I'm trying to be "Florence McNightgown" but am turning into very stroppy wife as he tells anyone who will listen, of his dramatic mountain side rescue......again and again and again! Ho Ho HO!

"it's a wonderful life"

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

"there's no place like home"

It was "BOOK DAY"  at school a few weeks back and guess who my little home bird went as?

I am a real believer in reading a book before seeing the film/show etc. However, Wizard of Oz has been a firm favourite film for awhile. So, with trepidation, I started to read the book  to my 6 year old. She was entranced from page two and told her teacher "it's much better than the film, with more stories and people". She's right! There are so many more characters and the people from the four corners of Oz have distinct characteristics and home lands. The journey to see the Wonderful Wizard (are you singing?), is more about the personal journey of Dorothy and Co. than just "getting there". We were both sad as Dorothy finally finds her way back to Aunt Em and may read again soon.

The costume (complete with lovely "Miss Gracie" hair bows), may be adapted as "Alice" for next year and at a stretch "Matilda" at some point, so a good buy.

"it's a wonderful life" x