Thursday, 30 December 2010

Last post of 2010....

Hello girls,
did you all have a good  christmas and get lots of nice pressies?? me too.

 There were 10 of us at my sisters house for lunch on christmas day and she did us all proud, there was champagne and nibbles when we arrived then it was present swapping, 
ho, ho, ho.

Julie and her hubby made a full roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings which was delicious and for afters there was christmas pud, chocolate log, trifle and a lovely cherry and chocolate dessert, now I have a very sweet tooth and had to have a spoonfull or two of them all!!!

In the afternoon we played lots of games but as always it was over too quickly, when we got home
 I could look at all my lovely presents as  santa was very good to me this year,

Mr Lucey got  me the Barbour jacket I'd been hankering after and some shoes

a new camera, some champagne truffles and a bottle of my favourite tipple!!

There was also some Cath kidston welly socks, bath melts and talc, even though he doesn't quite get the C K thing we all have!! (He thinks its over rated.)

My sister got me this lovely linen heart filled with lavender and a slate chalkboard

a couple of charms for my bracelet  from my mam

I also got lots of gift vouchers for Cath Kidston,  I feel I was spoit rotten this year.

Thank you to the lovely Lynda from Hookin with laa laa for my parcel in the secret santa swap (pictures to follow) that girl knows me so well!!

Well girls as this is my last post for this year I want to wish you all my very best wishes for 2011 and to thank you  for being my bloggy friends and  taking the time to read all my "natterings" and  leaving me such lovely comments.


Love Lucey


Friday, 24 December 2010

It's nearly time...

It's nearly time....

for the man in the red suit to tumble down my chimney,

he's got my list and my new address,

and I've sprinkled some  magical reindeer food on the lawn

I've hung my stocking by the chimney with care,

and  santa's treats are  ready.

Oh I'm so excited!!!

I've lit 3 candles for 3 special people in heaven

my dear dad, my wonderful sister and our very young son in law

so all that's left is for me to wish all my wonderful friends in

 the "bloggy world"


love Lucey


Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Only two doors to go...

With only two more doors to open,

we've been very busy  in the lucey household,  

little hands have been making sugar mice to hide in the tree

we got the moulds from Lakeland and I melted some fondant icing and added a little pink food colouring, it kept Dylan happy for an hour

little sister made some cookies and iced them all by herself

they're a combination of postman pat and the snowman!!

And grandma was happily snapping away with the camera,

taking a few pictures

I love these cards with houses and shops on them

you can just imagine little noses pressed against the window panes.

We're off to do our "big shop" tonight  for all the gorgeous goodies we simply must have, then eat and drink, then moan at,  because we have a massive spare tyre that only appears after christmas!!

Bye for now,

Love Lucey xx

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Snow angels...

Oh I've had a lovely day today it started  when we woke up this morning  everywhere was like a  winter wonderland once again with all the snow

and as we had a fun filled day ahead of us Mr Lucey made us all a hearty breakfast.

We wraped up warmly and set off for  the garden centre which is about 20 mins away to visit the resident reindeer

they soon jumped up when they heard the rattle of food

For £1 you got a handfull of pellets and if you put your hand out "donna and blitzen" come over for a feed

after that we went to play snow angels in the park

and finally with rosey cheeks  it was time to go home for a large slice of chocolate log and a steaming mug of hot chocolate!

Bye for now

love Lucey xx

Monday, 13 December 2010

Ice sculptures...




pretty windows....

and ice sculptures!!

We got the train to York on saturday and as it was Mr Luceys birthday we only went in the "man" shops,
 had lunch and browsed, arm in arm, round swinegate for the festival of angels.

Just look at these ice carvings,

we knew they were real as the ice was  dripping,

he's a handsome chap

and look at this ice bar, I was given a chocolate cup and my baileys was poured down the slide and into my chocolate cup....delicious.

Here's one of the chaps chiseling a sculpture its a dolphin with waves, how good is that, clever man.

As well as baileys we had roasted chestnuts, mince pies and mulled wine hick, hick, and a good time was had by all!!

Love Lucey xx

Friday, 10 December 2010

Do you want a look?

I managed to get both trees up this week and now everywhere is finished do you want a little look in the upstairs lounge? Come on follow me up the stairs.

The door from the landing is to the left of the picture, we put the stove from the summerhouse in here which makes the room feel nice and cosy, we sit up here on Friday and Saturday nights with a nice bottle of something red!!

These gorgeous reindeers are from good old ikea I got  enough to decorate the tree and the swag up the stairs I think they were only £1.99 for 4. 

We got a bed settee for when Dylan sleeps over he loves it as he thinks its his own little pad!!

It will be lovely in the summer when we can throw the doors open, Mr Lucey tied a tree to the railings and I added a swag with lights.

Dylan bought Alexa the  doll, (with reindeer skin clothes of course,) when we were in Lapland a couple of years ago when she saw it on the chair she said "thats my doll danma" (grandma) and took it home, so now I can curl up in this cosy corner with a book on  a snowy afternoon nibbling mince pies and drinking hot chocolate.

Mam bought these Emma Bridgewater robin mugs filled with candles for herself but she doesn't like to light them as they get on her chest so she's given them to me to use, what a lovely mam I've got.

This is my white tree in the downstairs lounge filled with all my treasured ornaments collected over the years, I remember the first year we were married come 30th November we couldn't wait any longer and went out and bought the biggest real tree we could find and filled it with baubles and lights from woolworths. Come xmas day the tree was well past its best with needles everywhere and we were so fed up of it it come down on boxing day!!

Bye for now,

Love Lucey xx

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

The decorations are up...

I've spent the last few days doing what I do best, decorating the house for christmas!! I got the pattern for the paper trees from the internet,

and this "forest" is from ikea.

We won the Jamie Oliver candle  in a raffle and it smells of oranges and spices,and I couldn't use an ordinary box of matches when these are so pretty could I?

The  mistletoe is  from aspen and brown and I threaded some pretty ribbon through the top and pegged a few small cards to it.

reindeer stables this way!

"dasher and dancer and prancer and vixen"

"comet and cupid and donner and blitzen"

I have a love of reindeer and at the last count there was 36, I have furry ones, glass, wooden, tin, night lights cardboard and painted stones, I just can't resist them.

and finally the tree with its branches full of treasured baubles that I've collected over the years.

Bye for now

Lucey xx