Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Few Minutes Peace

I hope all my blogging pals had a wonderful Christmas.

My aunt, uncle and one of my cousins are due to arrive this afternoon to spend a few days over New Year with us - I think I've done enough of a clear-up job around the house to get away with - mind you the ironing mountain is something I've not had time to tackle.
Anyway, as it's WOYWW I thought I'd see if I could do a quick blog post while I drink this cup of coffee I keep forgetting about.

My desk is a bit like the Marie Celeste I'm afraid. There's plenty of mess to check out but not much sign of crafting. You'd think that with just the two of us around the place I'd have spent some time in the craft area or on the pc - but that's not how it works out. We've had family pop in, we've been out and about to visit others, we've "played" with the various new toys - new wii games (family ski and formula 1) and of course my gorgeous new iPod Touch (never far from my fingers....), and lots of other things that have kept both of us away from the study - well, it is Christmas and it's just nice to have some time to spend together.

Yesterday we were at the theatre - a wonderful surprise treat from Hubby - I opened one of my presents to find a "Breakfast at Tiffany's" gift bag with a lovely china mug inside, plus tickets for yesterday's matinee performance of the play currently on at The Haymarket theatre. Anna Friel is playing Holly Golightly - she was fab - the stage play is quite different from the film and definitely worth seeing if you can. I did miss hearing "Moon River" though.

I love going to matinees - you can have a leisurely trip into London arrive in time for lunch, go to the theatre for the show then you're out in time to go for a nice meal before heading for home - no panic about catching late night trains which stop at every two-bit station on the way home.

Just had a call to say my rellies are fast approaching, so I'm writing quickly now....

Here are a couple of photos of the voucher holder I made to present MILs magazine subscription info in

That's it - I'll be back when I can!


Janice said...

Glad to hear you had a good time Kathy. Nice to have a break from crafting some times.

Wipso said...

Oh lucky you Kathy. I really love theatre. We were bought tickets to a couple of shows for in the New Year and I can't wait :-)
A x

Lynda said...

Sounds like a great Christmas was had by all of you and it doesn't hurt to have a break from the crafting it's a time for family after all. Love the voucher holder - its very decorative and very gorgeous. Happy New Year to you and yours. Have fun!

Love Lynda xxx

SueH said...

Glad you had a good time at the play. I agree with you about going to see the matinee, we always book for that too. It makes getting home a much more pleasant experience.


Sharon said...

what a gorgeous wallet you have made - lovely idea.

Kaz said...

Lovely gift wallet Kathy , glad you had fun at the play xx

tracy said...

love your gift wallet :)

Traceyr said...

Happy New Year to you and your husband Kathy may you be happy, health and inspired for 2010.

x x


Allison said...

lovely wallet
Have a great New Year

lisa said...

Your Christmas sounds fab, Kathy. A trip to the theatre, now that's a treat and a half. I love Matinees too.
Your gift wallet is lovely.
Have a wonderful New Year and see you in 2010.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful voucher Kathy. Glad to hear you've had a lovely time and I'm jealous of the i-touch thingy!! :)

Happy New Year.


Mel X said...

Great voucher wallet you made, love the colours. Sounds like you've been having fun - and a techie too now LOL! am in awe!!!

Just wanted to take the opportunity to wish you and your family all the best for 2010. Happy New Year chuck!

Mel X

LisaBabe said...

Happy New Year, Kathy. Sounds like you've had a great festive period so far.

Totally know what you mean about only being 2 of you and still never having the time to craft - I'm the same - didn't even go out much (except to a panto) because of the snowy/icy weather.

Take care and enjoy 2010.

Lisa xoxo