Monday, 20 December 2010

Home for Christmas

Finally - we're all at home, the lights are on and things like uniforms and bus timetables and packed lunches can all be put to the back of our heads for a while. Oh I am really enjoying cosying up in our nest.

The snow that came was just a dusting in the end but I would usually pay thousands for that at Christmas so it will do nicely and around here it looks spectacular. I do feel dreadfully sorry for everyone who is stranded and stressed. It's still so icy cold here, minus -14 C this morning again. It may warm up before Christmas but I'm rather enjoying this prolonged Arctic blast, exciting almost.
I am very grateful to pottering around my little kitchen as the radio bring news of growing chaos out there on the roads, rails and at the airports. We're lucky to have family close at hand.
Snowflakes have found their way indoors too, hanging in the kitchen window looking out over a very cold, very wintry scene.
Today I've been busy wrapping for Britain. Can't believe I've finished it.
And now the end of the day is here, my favourite time of day at this time of year, time to light the tree and the rest of the house.
But most of all I'm enjoying my two little men being at home, watching them making sofa beds and snuggle in to watch Christmas favourites on tv. Memories are made of this. Merry Christmas.

31 comments:

Hazel said...

Lovely lovely post! Makes me want to get my blanket finshed lol. xx

Gingham and Flowers said...

Your house is looking lovely and Christmassy. It's lovely to snuggle inside. We have a lot of snow here and we ventured out to finish the Christmas shopping today but now we're not leaving the house until Christmas day when luckily we don't have far to go. Between now and then the lights will be lit, and we will be cosy and warm. Your boys look very cosy.Makes me look forward to the future cosy Christmas's we're going to have with our new baby boy. x

Pati from London said...

It looks lovely and cozy.... mmm... just the way we also like it here! Enjoy, Pati x

periwinkle said...

Isn't it a lovely feeling just to turn the alarm off and know you can relax for a little while. Merry christmas to you too x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Lovely! It looks so homely and warming. I'd love to curl up in an armchair in your house right now.

Devon Dumpling said...

A lovely cozy nest. Bizarre, silly question, please. How do you get the lights to stay up on top of your kitchen cupboards as mine keep falling down...help please! x

topchelseagirl said...

It all looks very festive and cozy. x

Sally said...

Your home looks beautiful....I really love your blog! Merry Christmas!

Naturally Carol said...

What a delightful, cosy, family scene you've painted today! Merry Christmas to you all, may love, joy, peace and lots of laughter be your portion today and throughout the coming year...2011! Thank you for sharing your life with us this year.

Garden Girl said...

ahhh! look at them all snuggled up in pj's! how cute!
Have a wonderful Christmas my lovely xxx

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so cozy, warm and charming...did you crochet the snow flakes?...they're beautiful...if you have the pattern I'd love you to post that on your blog. A very lovely Christmas to you and your family.
Warm Regards, Sue.

busybusybeejay said...

I would love the pattern too.It's a lovely cosy feeling you gave us.I have spent the afternoon looking after two of my grandchildren(3 and 5) while mum was at a funeral.We made Xmas paper chains,did Xmas colouring and I had taken my collection of Xmas stories,a remnant of my years as an infant teacher, so we had lots of cuddle sessions.Wonderful.We have just got to get us all to Cambridge for the big day,us from North Wales ,our D from Cheshire.Fingers crossed we make it.

Michelle said...

How lovely and cosy and warm your house looks. Being down here in Australia I miss Christmas in the Snow and the atmosphere you get from it. I love your dresser as well it looks lovely with the way you have decorated it with lights.
Thank you for sharing your lovely moments with us.
Michelle from Down under

Bobo Bun said...

Merry Christmas Steph. Ohh I wish I was little and snuggled like that again while grown-ups made it all cosy for me. Bliss. Your boys look so content.

Lisa x

harmony and rosie said...

They look so sweet and well installed, it looks lovely and cosy there. Happy Christmas x

KC'sCourt! said...

I can remember when my did that, snuggle under blankets and watch TV.
Merrry Christmas
Julie xxxxx

bellaboo said...

All snuggled in and ready for a perfect Curlew country Christmas!
Have a wonderful time!
Happy Christmas to you all! :0)

tracey @ the vintage bothy said...

What a lovely picture of your two boys. I miss those days so much.
T X

Hen said...

Awww, look at those boys. The Munchkin has done his fair share of telly snuggling recently too, they're always shattered at the end of term, don't you find? Your home looks gorgeous Steph, hope you all have a wonderful Christmas.
Hen xxx

Regina said...

hi steph
your home looks very festive and cosy
those snowflakes in your kitchen window,they are gorgeous.
i wish you and your family a wonderful christmas.
hugs,regina

Knittings Nice! said...

Hello...everything looks so cosy and festive...and yes cherish cherish cherish these times and those memories. Time goes so quickly and mine are now all grown with children of their own...and its back to just the two of us.....time for romance again....but then theirs our beautiful Grandchildren and to have the joy of seeing their faces...Oh! if I could bottle it all. Have a good one. x

fee~bee said...

there is nothing like snuggling up with your loved ones for the Christmas holidays and in such a cosy place
xx fee

Anonymous said...

My husband has the same two trees in your blog banner (the ones with the little decorations on, either side of the red candlestick) - they have been in his family (and now ours) for well over 40 years. Only difference is that one of ours is half the height because he set fire to it trying to light the candles when he was little!

a mermaids purse said...

such a wonderful winters post just b4 all the madness and wrapping paper!...your home looks so cozy and comfy and beautiful ;0)
enjoy your christmas!
i will be the big 30 tomorrow so kissing a fond farewell to my lovely 20's...at least i have my twinny to share it with ;0)
I'm off to 'save' my mince pies!
before they turn to charcoal hehe x

Sue said...

We're all wrapped up in blankets too -because we are waiting for the heating man to come a fix our boiler.
I'm rather enjoying all this snow as like you we have no travel plans and family are quite close.

Amanda said...

Your post warms me up, so cosy. Merry Christmas, hope you and your family have a lovely time.

The Fairy Glade said...

Hope you all have a lovely christmas Steph. It all looks so inviting. Hoping to make it to my Mum's tomorrow, fingers crossed that we get there and more importantly get back home again in time for the big day. Dev x

Felicity said...

Oh Steph that's lovely, Joshy and me have been doing much the same, we both grab a blanket and a hot chocolate and watch films or read old enid blytons he loves the toyland stories, today we had such a lovely day and at bed time joshy said he wants to marry me! I nearly cried I'll have to remind him when he's twenty! he he!

i hope you all have a lovely christmas! fliss xxx

Shannon said...

Your home is so lovely and cozy! Decorated just perfectly for Christmas. Hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas and New Year.

driftwood said...

everything looks so beautiful x wishing you a very happy Christmas xxx

Victoria said...

The last picture is just adorable. x