Tuesday, 22 December 2009

Snow and a freebie!

The two photos below are showing a few pages from the booklet I received this morning. It's a Facebook application that lets you select photos and change page backgrounds, amount of photos per page etc, then it prints them and sends you the booklet for free!!! Not only that, you can get one free each month!! Amazing! I only did mine last week, not really believing anything would come of it. It's brilliant! I shall do another one next month just of Christmas photos.
You can make your own at HOTPRINTS.COM it is free only for the UK, US, and Canada.





Below are some photos of when the snow started again last night. It's been snowing on and off since the end of last week. I can't remember the last time when snow was on the ground during Christmas time!
Matthew loves the snow... dad slipped over on the ice yesterday, didn't break anything thank goodness!





This one was from lunchtime today... we went up town for the second time today, despite saying that was it now till after Christmas... we needed to buy bread!!! Ended up getting bread, HP brown sauce, bacon, and Cherry B bottles!!


Thursday, 17 December 2009

Stained Glass Christmas Tree biscuits.



We made our biscuits... they turned out quite well, despite having to re roll a few times as it kept breaking, so a little bit more butter added and I finally got the thickness right. We have 5 hanging on the tree as a couple of the others broke, nevermind, we ate those ones, lol. Gorgeous!
All you need to do is make a shortbread recipe, use any cutter, then cut out a shape in the centre. Bake at 180c for 4 minutes, then add a hard boiled fruit sweet to the bit you've cut out and return to the oven for another 5-6 minutes, leave to cool on the tray before attempting to move.

Busy busy busy!

Below is a picture of some cinnamon fairy cakes that I made... as you can see, I'm no baker!! LOL! But they did taste lovely, and any visitors we had asked for another one so they must have been good. Tonight we're going to make Christmas tree biscuits to hang on the tree. I bought a packet mix in Sainsbury's this morning because I wanted the cutter and in the centre you put a boiled sweet so you end up with stained glass trees, pretty good I thought, so watch this space for those! The box was slightly damaged so I took it to customer services and got 49p off of it, lol.



Here is just a little tiny video of our tree... I was just fiddling with my mobile phone really...

video

Friday, 11 December 2009

Some new photos of Elijah!

These photos are from Monday night just after we'd been babysitting Elijah. He had been a good boy, and is now smiling quite a lot. The photo below is how he often likes to fall asleep - all crumpled up in a heap lol.










Wednesday, 2 December 2009

The Christmas spirit?


Here's just a few pics to get you in the mood for Christmas.
We put our tree up last night, Matthew sneakily put his up on Sunday night!! I have altered the tree very slightly... moved the odd icicle and added a bead chain, but no doubt there will be updated pictures over the next few weeks.



Getting tree up!







Matthew's tree in his bedroom.