Monday, 15 December 2008

Christmas come early..... and a surprise in the post!

Hiya, how lovely for you to pop over to see me, I have been a bit busy lately and haven't had time for chatting but I am taking an afternoon off to catch up and see what you are all up to, Its been a bit of a hectic couple of weeks and it would appear that Christmas has come early to our household.....My tree is nearly finished, but I seem to have lost a box of baubles but its a good excuse to go out and buy a few more.....

Jamie's last day of school should have been Friday and it would appear to have begun a week early.....

Queen Camel, near Yeovil
Aerial view from Church Tower
(Photos by Dr Micheal Perry, Vicar at St Barnabas Church)

Flash floods give pupils in Somerset villages an early Christmas
School Playground with Hall in background

The school flooded on Saturday morning, just behind the school is the River Cam which burst it banks and flooded the school, bridge and surrounding houses, apparently the area was under 2 - 3 ft of water, luckily some local villagers managed to get into the school and start raising everything and anything off the floor but I think it will definitely be closed till the New Year at least.

Santa's Grotto will not be happening now on the last day of term and I imagine all the gifts in the PTA store cupboard are lost.... Oh well never mind.

The year 1 and 2 children haven't done their nativity yet, and it just seems like an abrupt end to school prior to Christmas, hopefully plenty of locals will attend the Christmas concert on Thursday, which will be at the church across the road.

I don't think the water got that far......

As I am currently without a car I was unable to get over there to help clear but as I understand it a lot of people turned out to help.

This is the 2nd time in recent years that the school has flooded it last happened in 2000.

Daniel was unwell on Saturday morning, and Jamie went to Football with her Nanny and then had a Football club supporters Christmas Party on Sunday so all in all its been a manic weekend.

I have finished all my Christmas shopping for family and friends and all I have to do now is make sure I have some bits and pieces for the children's stockings,
and a big bone for the Smudge the dog!

April (cake makes the world a better place)
has sent me a lovely Christmas card with a hidden surprise, I now have my very own cross stitch bell which looks lovely hanging in amongst my garland which is hanging on my door into the kitchen. It is absolutely beautiful and I am so pleased that April thought of me. I very rarely receive nice surprises in the post (mostly bills) and it does your soul good to receive something so lovingly made.

Thank you April..... and merry Christmas to you and all your family!

A few years ago I made a papier mache snowman and I thought I would share him with you.... I really enjoyed making him with the usual balloon system, he did take a while but packed away each year in amongst the tinsel he seems to be lasting well....

Thank you for visiting and I will put some more posts on as we get closer to Christmas, I have so many plans of things I would like to do but we will have to wait and see...
take care and warm wishes


Alex added......
The Head Mistress suggested that the nativity was done at the beginning of our Town Band Christmas Concert on Thursday, but I have been informed that the nativity would be to difficult to organise at this late stage so it won't be happening....I had better get on and print the programmes but it has been really difficult to sell tickets. Not knowing how many are coming makes it very tricky to cater for Mulled wine and mince pies but I am looking forward to the event as I think it could kick start my lack of Christmas cheer!

Friday, 5 December 2008

Long time no blog!

Hello everybody I hope you are all well and keeping warm and dry,
sorry for the lack of blogging but I have been very busy organising a school Christmas Fayre, I am glad to say it is over and we raised £405 after costs so all in all it was a very successful 2 hours.

There were several road blocks thrown at me on the day but I am proud to say I kept my cool and worked around them, I did have to utilize the walk away tactic otherwise I would have exploded.

Unfortunately as I was racing around like a blue arsed fly I forgot to whip out my camera and take a picture, and by the time I remembered the hall was packed to capacity and I wasn't sure if I should infringe on peoples privacy by plastering them all over the

I have the Christmas concert coming up in the village church on the 18
th, but all the tickets are out there so hopefully all of my input into that is complete, apart from turning up on the night to set up and help Helen make mulled wine.

I have asked a parent governor to sort out the Hamper!

I am learning the great art of "delegation" it is not something that comes easy to me as I was brought up with the phrase
"if you want something done right, do it yourself"

but I am getting there!

I will try to photograph
Santa's grotto on the 19th once Elizabeth and I have built it.

Now onto a tag I have received...

I would like to thank
Taz at

The Rules:

1) Link to your tagger and list all these rules in your blog.

2) Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.

3) Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs

4) Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog

1. I am 5ft 10" tall
( I wish I had made 6ft but I never quite got there)

2. I am Clinically Obese
(Jamie came home from school once and said " someone at school said that you were fat", Jamie was a little worried and upset by this! So I told her to go back to school and tell said child "My mum is not fat she is clinically obese, please get your facts right before you say nasty things")

3. I wish I could spend as much time and effort looking after myself as I do family and friends
(but I don't see the point as I know I won't appreciate it, and I always feel guilty)

4. I can roller skate
( I used to skate to college with my art box and portfolio, on a windy day my portfolio could be a help but mostly it was a hindrance)

5. I can ride a horse
(unfortunately I am too lardy to ride, you do not want to see my arse in a pair of jodphurs, the sun would be obliterated)

6. I am useless at baking cakes
(Joanne can you teach me one day!)

7. I would love to move to Scotland or Canada
(We have investigated both options, maybe one day!)

well thank you for visiting my blog,
I really appreciate you popping by, take care and warm wishes.

I haven't sent this onto anyone as I know that everyone is really busy getting Christmas underway, if you would like to do this tag, please do and leave a comment and I will pop over to visit you.