Friday, 2 December 2011

Beautiful Singing!!

Today quite a few years ago!!!! I had a lovely little boy. So Happy Birthday Alex and we will be celebrating with him having a meal at a new hotel in Exeter!!!
I know it is a little late but have started my christmas cooking including the pudding - they smell and look delicious.

Not only have I been cooking but after a lot of searching for the right lampshade shape I made some new lampshades for our bedroom they were so easy and look really pretty!! The room is getting quite girly now. 

Now the Advent calendar is out (I decided not to sell to be honest I couldn't bear to part with it) I have filled some pockets with chocolates and others with small handcreams, lovely fridge magnet that I bought in the Country Living Fair from Roxana I have given you a link to look at her lovely artwork! A handbag mirror and some tiny bath smellies. Quite difficult to fill for a grown-up calendar!
I have decided to have a give-away as soon as I reach 200 followers, perhaps it will be before Christmas I do hope so, maybe there will be something in it, which I have featured in my photos today.

Well better get ready to start the celebrations, and hopefully this weekend I will be visiting the Vintage Christmas Fair at Chipping Sodbury.
And just to finish I am going to add this You Tube clip I deny anyone to watch it and not cry!!


  1. Great post. I, too, have started my Christmas cooking with the cake and chutney. Love those poudding bowls and your lampshade. The lavender bag is very pretty with its Maltese lace round it too. I watched the programme about this song a few days ago and found it so moving. Being an ex military wife myself I could empathise with the crossing days off calendar. You would have been mad to sell your wonderful advent calendar; it will now be passed down through the generations. Happy Birthday to your son too.
    Ruth x

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  3. Adorables ...
    Rien qu'à lire christmas pudding et la magie opère !

  4. Hello Jill: Happy birthday to your son! I always like your lovely posts.


  5. You have been wonderfully creative. I love your lamp shades

    Thank you for the link, to "where-ever you are" - beautiful voices.
    Helen x

  6. I posted that video clip too - I blub every time I hear it. Congrats to you your boy. x

  7. Thank you so much for posting the video at the end of your blog. What a beautiful performance and full of meaning and significance. As the mother of an American soldier who left a wife behind to serve in Afghanistan, I appreciate the sacrifice of these women.

  8. Such a beautiful song Jill! Happy birthday to your son Alex. I hope he had a lovely day.

    Happy weekend!

    Madelief x

  9. Lovely post. I agree about the army wives, surely no one who hears it can fail to be moved.

  10. Hi I just found you and love your blog, your advent calender is fabulous, I might even try to make one similar for next year, have a lovely celebration meal,

    Take care


  11. I haven't watched it specifically because I would cry, and cry, and cry. I'm glad to see you kept the calendar.

  12. Hello was great to receive your lovely comment and now to find your lovely blog! Such gorgeous photos, and I love the fabrics and the beautiful things you make. Hope you had a good time at the fair.
    Have a great week.
    Helen x

  13. Hello Jill,
    i am very happy about your comment!!! Nice things you show!
    many greetings from andrella

  14. Hi Jill,
    I hope that Alex had a wonderful birthday. I'm sure that you gave him a lovely day.
    ....and, I'm sure that your house smelt of divine spices and baking. There is no finer aroma !!
    ....and, the Military Wives Choir is being tipped to be No.1 at Christmas. XXXX

  15. A lovely post and photos. Thank you for posting the military wives. I've been meaning to get around to watching it but hadn't managed it until now.
    Teresa x

  16. Hi Jill,
    Long time reader possibly first time commenter, I honestly cannot remember if I've commented before!

    What lovely lampshades, so very pretty! I had tears in my eyes before I even pressed play on the video!

  17. Hi Jill!

    Nice to see your Christmassy pictures, can't go wrong with a bit of Delia methinks! Your lampshade and heart are beautiful, I love the fabric. Hope your Christmas preparations are going well!

    Love Julia x x x

  18. It's beautiful,and makes me cry every time! :0)


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