A unique Christmas card!!! I have received my first Christmas card this year in a very special way! This creative idea has come from a dear blogfriend,Teresa Krasner who has sent us her hand written Christmas greetings through are wonderful blog community. Thank you so much Teresa for this very special Christmas card!
|Teresa writing the card to us|| |
Following Teresa's instructions which you can read about here on her blog. I have downloaded the two sides of the card, printed it out ,backed it with some light card and there you have it ...
Teresa's card is here in my home in Alicante,Spain....just over there across the pond. Much quicker than snail mail!!😁
It has become a tradition in this household to put up the Christmas Tree on my daughter's birthday 4th December.... today!! I don't always manage to do so but this year time is not a factor....so relaxing to indicate that!! ⏰😀
So here we have it all ready to bring some colour and sparkle into our lives...
That trussed sausage looking parcel is my Christmas tree!!! I have had it for 33 years and it still looks good!!🌲
I see Rudolph who has been hibernating with all the Christmas stuff has lost a bell so I shall have to do a bit of stitching ......once I find his bell!!
I thoroughly enjoy celebrating Christmas! It is something I did not have during a large part of my childhood (that is another story),so I have made the most of it since I have had my own family. In my case Christmas is about the family being together,the shine and excitement in the children's eyes...and some adults too. It seems as if everyone's smiles are extra bright at Christmas. It is about the music,the laughter and sweet memories of loved ones who have passed on. Many of you quite possibly, including myself ,may not be able to celebrate Christmas this year with all your family as you would wish. Nevertheless,at present it is sufficient for me to know that my family who I cherish are safe and well and that there will be many more Christmasses to come where we will all be back together again.
I was thrilled that Teresa had posted a tutorial on her blog on how to roll candles. I have been keen to learn how to make candles for quite awhile now and when I saw how easy it seems to make candles using beeswax sheets I thought it would be a perfect start for me. I later had the idea to have a candle making morning with my grand-daughter over the Christmas holidays. Since then I have been searching online for the beeswax sheets and I have found them but the original yellow ones and not the coloured sheets. Understandably I want to purchase them from here in Spain because of postage costs but at present I have not been successful. I shall certainly try the UK if I can't find the coloured sheets here...do hope I find them. It seems others have enjoyed Teresa's tutorial as I see Gracie on One Saylor's log is planning to roll candles too! Anyone else out there doing the same??
Las Puertas de Alicante (The Doors of Alicante) Nº 1.
Fabulous door!! What do you think?
As mentioned in a previous post I have a thing about taking and collecting photos of doors!!!
This is the door to a Mansion called Casa Carbonell built in the Baroque revival architecture style in the 1920s for Enrique Carbonell, a rich industrialist from Alicante.
However it has never been a Mansion as such but was from the very start divided into apartments which were sold off or rented out. On each floor there are 4 very large apartments. My daughter during her student years used to baby sit for a family who had one of these flats and I remember her telling me that it was really big and had servant quarters too. Understandably they are very expensive to rent or buy that is if and when any ever become available!
There is rather an interesting and somewhat amusing tale about this Mansion and its owner which I will tell you about in another post soon.
Rain and Food:
We are definitely feeling the Autumn chill here although the sun is shining. We had torrential rain last Friday ....which I think is good....Alicante needs it!!!
This was taken last Friday from my kitchen window....it pelted down!!
I made a liver and bacon casserole to chase the chills away 😀☂☂☂
Instead of Christmas Cards
These two RAOCKs are going to be my Christmas cards to my sister in the UK.
I very much prefer sending something I have made to my family rather than just buying a card.
How about that for a Christmas tree???
|Found on Facebook. Norfolk UK|
Hope you all have a smashing weekend