..... our niece who is also our god-daughter turned 13 today so I went up to see her at Mums with her cards and birthday money. She's a lovely young lady and is a real credit to her Mum and Dad. She's the niece who gave me flute lessons earlier in the year although I have to confess I let the flute and the dancing lessons slip a few months ago when the caravan, quilting and crochet took over my life.
I popped into Middleton this morning for some silver stars. Last Christmas I prettied the dining chairs up a little bit and I thought I'd kept the ribbon and stars in the decorations box but couldn't find them so needed some more.
While I was looking back over my blog to see how I'd done the chairs I had a quick flick through my December posts last year to see what we'd got up to. There were a few things I'd completely forgotten about. Anybody remember the anagram/riddle card game I posted throughout December? There's also a great photo of Thomas having a donkey ride at the garden centre and a photo of some Christmas cushion covers I sewed. It made me a bit sad that even though last Christmas only seems like yesterday that I'd forgotten a lot of things. What it did reinforce though is because my memory is really poor I need to keep this blog going to remind myself of what we've done.
I forgot to take a photo of Christopher Elf this morning but last night he went swimming with little armbands on. I'd made him a diving board out of cocktail sticks and used embroidery thread to create swimming lanes. Miffed that I didn't take a photo but never mind.
Tomorrow I am definitely going to make time to sit down with one of these tomorrow and a cup of tea. I think I must be the only person who hasn't had a mince pie yet. Don't feel sorry for me though, I've made up for it with plenty of chocolate and other cakes.
And Mark decreed today that there will be a talent contest at Number 38 on Christmas Eve. We have a maximum of 3 minutes each for our slot and there will be a £10 prize for the best turn. I've made a start on assembling the equipment I need to win!
Not that I'm competitive of anything :)