Yep, I am just so behind with my Christmas prep this year.I haven't MADE Christmas cards yet let alone send them!In fact the only ones I've made and sent were to my in-laws in Spain.That's a story in itself.I made them a parcel of Christmas goodies, nothing to heavy,Thornton's choccies Scottish shortbread, slippers , crossword book and body cream.My daughter and myself rushed to the post office and as there wasn't a parking space, I drove very slowly around the block while she went to post it .Well,10 minutes later she returned still clutching the parcel.You're not gonna believe it mum, but it's gonna cost £ 29 to send it so I thought I 'd better let you think about it .It took me ooh 1 second to decide,we'll have to go home and take something out.Apparently it costs about £10 to send a 2 kilogram parcel but anything over that goes up dramatically.In effect,we took out the shortbread and the crossword book which cost about £5 and saved ourselves £19, how ridiculous is that( hope my mo in law doesn't read this blog as I've just ruined the surprise)
We haven't put our tree up yet as we've just had a very busy weekend.The school Christmas fair on Friday went really well.I sold lots and had lots of lovely comments about my stuff.I was up at 6 am on Saturday morning as I had the local craft fair to do.It was all very festive but I had a very slow start.Around lunch time I had a customer with a Cath Kidston bag and I had a feeling she might like my stuff.She was a lovely lady and she bought handfuls of Christmas decs and a garland I also had lovely friends popping in to see me during the afternoon which made time pass more quickly.Cups of tea, toasted tea cakes and gossip do that don't they.My lovely daughter came to see me on her lunch break and then she returned to help me pack away at 4 pm.Then it was back home for a bath and to dye my hair before going out for a Christmas meal and disco with friends.Oh yeah, I know how to live it up lol we were back home by 12.30 having a cup of tea!Some of the others went out clubbing but we were too knackered!Obviously we'd over done it at the disco Ha all that strutting to Beyonce! We were going to put the tree up on Sunday but were too tired to get it all out of the loft .I think we'll do it tomorrow.We like to play Christmas music and have some hot mince pies while hanging up the decs.What are your family Christmas traditions?
Bought these at the car boot for£1, aren't they pretty! Must get back to my sewing now as I've got 2 more events this week.Thank you for all your lovely comments wishing me Good Luck at the craft fairs.