Sunday, December 18

A week to go!

Well we seem to have escaped the snow (will I eat these words?) so far at least but as we approach the next few days leading up to Christmas I feel quite in control of matters. I do not like driving in the bad weather - fortunately Jon has a strange enjoyment of off road driving so if we do get snow he will be chomping at the bit to get out there and have some sort of adventure. Friday seemed to be threatening snow but our visit to friends for dinner on the moors went without event  (well travelwise anyway) and my anxiety over driving was soon put to rest as the roads were only wet.
Saturday brought about a rare but treasured meeting up of life long friends - normally scattered over Europe and America, we were all in one place at one time - so a lunch was called for!

Dorothy and Keith are over from France and Steph is spending time here at home away from a hectic time over the pond. It was a great 2 hours spent in Guisborough - brought to a close as Maria had to attend to a washing machine incident at her holiday cottage! Oh how domestic matters bring us all back to earth!
Dorothy gave me a lift home and I will share with you later the wonderful gift she and keith gave us for our lounge!
Talking of the lounge - a bit more tidying here and there required but looking good. A final push will see leaps of progress - watch this space!

Despite being  a lady (well almost) who lunches - I still have a few jobs to do before next Sunday - it is the village Carol Service on Saturday in our church. The organ is not working so it is down to me and my guitar - so a polishing up on my skills is required - yes a good job I have a few days! We are having Christmas Dinner with family, at my MIL's - the other Mrs Nesbitt as our house was in bomb zone moment - however I will still be making a few dishes to take along to share the tasks. All presents are more or less sorted - just some wrapping to do.



  1. How lovely to get together with old friends - and especially precious when such momenst are rarities.
    As I type this, the snow has started falling thick and fast [rapidly revising ideas of what to wear for church this morning]
    Hope your strumming and plucking goes ok next Saturday!!
    Blessings xx

  2. How wonderful that you can play the guitar. I'm sure it will be a pleasant change from the organ. Yes, only a week to go... hope you and your family have a marvellous Christmas.

  3. I know about 'bomb zone'.

    Glad for your time with your buds.

  4. Adore the first photo !
    Your Village Carol Service sounds wonderful. Sometimes I think one guitar in a Church filled with voices at Christmas is the very best.
    Lucky you and lucky village.
    A soft and light snow could only make it better in my eyes.

    cheers, parsnip

  5. All the Carol services, friends and family are what the season is all about. (And eating, of course!)
    Have a really lovely time.
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  6. We have had some snow, then quite a bit of melting yesterday, so now we have ice-ice-ice. I don't intend to drive even in the most dire of emergencies. I would only create another emergency!
    It sounds like you have everything organized. Good for you. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

  7. How Wonderful to get together with old friends and I am glad the Weather cooperated. I'm so happy you are on the home stretch of your redo. Can't wait to see it.
    Have the most wonderful Christmas Denise and the guitar will be beautiful for the Christmas carols. That's the way Silent Night was originally played anyway.

  8. We seem to have got away without any snow so far! Though the few flurries we had made me think we were in for a winter like last year.

    It is lovely to visit here and discover your blog. :-)

    Thanks very much for popping in on me, it is good to meet you. x

  9. Your house really for Christmas? A Wish?

    Merry Christmas and a wonderful 2012

  10. I love the photo of you and your friends!
    Freezing rain forecast here overnight then rain on top of that....must get some ice skates (and a cushion).
    Jane x

  11. I loved reading about your reunion with old pals!
    Wishing you a wonderful holiday and I'm thinking your guitar will sound just as good.

  12. Wishing you all a wonderful wintery (but warm) Christmas! Hope all your dreams will come true. Happy New Year, too! :D

  13. Sounds like a wonderful week - enjoy it as I send you my wishes for a happy Christmas and merry new year!

  14. How wonderful to be able to visit with old friends! Sounds like you're set for a happy time!

  15. Wish I could do that with my old friends too!

    A writer's mind of a six year old. Have a wonderful holiday!

  16. Sounds like a wonderful week, Denise!
    Overcoming the bomb zone in style!
    Merry Christmas!
    ABC Wednesday Team

  17. A get-together with friends is always a good thing, especially when they are so scattered all over the globe. I love the brilliant berries!

  18. So nice to meet old friends!
    Thanks for sharing. And thanks for visiting and taking the time to comment;o)

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year****

  19. Glad you got to all meet up. I had a friend over for a day this week too. I did more for that day than I reckon I'll do for the 25th! We had a mini Christmas of our own, with a buffet and a film and presents.

    All done here. Well I am. And Mum. Ahem. Example:
    Mum:"Do you have any spare wrapping paper I could have?"
    Me:"Um, I don't know- cos I've wrapped all mine but Kevin hasn't bought anything yet."


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