Monday, 23 December 2013


You know I never have big aspirations for Christmas, in fact we couldn't even decided about what to eat this year until Mr FF announced he'd be quite happy with sausages.  That made me think we should make an effort so we bought ourselves a duck, I shall make some interesting stuffing and maybe a sauce, easy and delicious.  We don't go overboard with presents for each other, we've worked on a maximum spend of £5 for the last few years and never put the figure up. This year I blew most of my budget on one item so Mr FF will only have two gifts in his stocking but he tells me he only has two for me, so that's fair.
We don't have a Christmas tree, I did see a friend's post on Facebook saying they'd put a tree up for the first time in about 8 years and couldn't wait to take it down.    Lisa I'm with you on that.
We have put white lights up outside the house, on a large pine tree and along the balcony so everyone in our road gets the benefit.  I have a little wreath my sister in law kindly made for me at the door and a tiny tree below it that Mr FF rescued from the gutter when it was just a seedling and potted up.  I might decorate it though if it stays as windy as it has been I won't bother as the baubles will end up in the next village.
We went down to Yorkshire last week on a Santa run, exchanged presents and saw lots of family and friends which we really enjoyed.  It was lovely but now its nice to be home and settle in.  The weather has done its best to make things festive, the fire is glowing, I have knitting.   
I hope your Christmas is everything you want it to be and that you too have enough.


  1. Our tree has been a bit of a disaster this year. It has a very definite lean with very droopy branches. I had to pack away all the glass baubles that hadn't smashed after sliding off.

    Have a lovely Christmas and see you on the other side.

  2. Wonderful Christmas post, do what's important to you and leave all the crud at the front door. We do the same and will be sleeping with the tree and carols from Kings College Cambridge again this year. Here's to days of uninterrupted knitting to look forward to. Enjoy!


  3. I love your little tree, who needs anything grander than that?! Mr JK and I shall be pleasing ourselves on Christmas Day too, but I do like the traditional fare, especially the pudding! Enjoy your duck!

  4. Merry Christmas to you and Mr FF!

    I don't decorate at all but this yearI have put up my Dragonfly lights, just for a change.

    I have knitting too, so all good.

  5. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you and yours xxx