Tuesday, 29 December 2009

Christmas and New Year

Christmas was lovely and we spent it with my parents. (Tony's are sadly no longer with us) During our summer holidays in near Kingswear we visited Kingswear Bears which has the most wonderful selection of bruins and friends. We bought a Meerkat for Ali, she asked my Mum to make a costume for him as she wanted him to be Alexandr Orlov from the comparethemeerkat.com website. (for those of you who don't live in the UK, Alexandr is head of Compare the Meerkat.com and has his own TV commercials complaining about all the people who visit his website searching for car insurance and his catchphrase is "simples" He is brilliant and to date has had five different commercials which you can watch on his website. Now he is releasing a 60 second epic film about his ancestors, it is due to be screened on Sunday night ITV 9.20pm. For Christmas we bought another Meerkat and asked my mum to dress him as Sergei, Alexandr's IT sidekick. She did a brilliant job and Ali never suspected a thing! Ali was delighted and amazed with Sergei, and here they are together. I hope your Christmas was a good one, and that you have a Happy New Year filled with happiness and good fortune. Jane x

Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas To Everyone

Wishing you a Happy and Peaceful Christmas from all of the family here at craftyconundrum.

Thank you for all your wonderful comments throughout the year.

Monday, 21 December 2009

The Snow Came But Now Its Melting

The snow came on Friday, school was shut so we built a snowman and had a snowball fight. The snow hung around all weekend gradually disappearing here and there and turning the road and pavements into ice rinks! This afternoon as the temperature climbed to a giddy 3 degrees it rained/sleeted/snowed and the thawing surfaces are now so much more treacherous as they have turned back to sheets of ice again. Tony's journey home from work has proved difficult this evening, as it is snowing over the North Downs and several routes south are closed. He has rung to reassure me he is ok, just stuck in traffic nose to tail heading for the M23 in the hope it is still open. Jane x Added at 7.30pm Tony arrived home safely after a very long journey, normally his journey home takes one and half hours tonight it took four hours! The M25 and many motorways off it are blocked by the snow and at one of the services (Clackett Lane) cars are snowed in! Tony managed to get on to the M23 and home, but drivers heading toward London, Kent etc are all stuck in traffic/snow.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Christmas Preparations

Emily has been busy christmas baking in her food tech lessons at school. Last week she made a chocolate log and decorated it beautifully. This week she made biscuits which are delicious. We've decorated the tree and now the house looks very festive. Last night the English Department had their Christmas Meal and at the same time said farewell to Jo who is leaving us to spend time with her baby girl. The sampler I was stitching was for Jo and she was delighted with it. We also gave her vouchers for a pampering session which she loved, as well as an enormous bunch of flowers. It was a lovely evening but tinged with sadness at Jo's leaving. We finish school on Friday for Christmas which will be lovely as we will then have time for all those little things which still need doing. Jane x