Archive for the ‘Christmas Fun’ Category

We’re cookin’ on gas!

December 29, 2006


  We’re here in the kitchen cooking some of the party food for tomorrow night’s party. No.1 is cleaning mushrooms for the vol-au-vent filling and No.2 is looking for an apron then she will be chopping mushrooms. The vol-au-vents are rising nicely and my 2yr old son is pre-occupied with a life-size Bob the Builder (don’t ask) 

   The girls are loving this! It’s not often I let them cook the hot stuff, I tend to be on edge if there’s any form of heat involved. 

  The sherry trifle is cooling down….

A funny for you

December 28, 2006



Entering  Heaven


Three men died on Christmas Eve and were met by Saint Peter at the pearly gates.
“In honor of this holy season,” Saint Peter said, “You must each possess something that symbolizes  Christmas to get into heaven.”

The first man fumbled through his pockets and pulled out a lighter. He flicked it on. “It represents a candle,” he said. “You may pass through the pearly gates,” Saint Peter said.
The second man reached into his pocket and pulled out a set of keys. He shook them and said, “They’re bells.” Saint Peter said, “You may pass through the pearly gates.”
The third man started searching desperately through his pockets and finally pulled out a pair of women’s glasses.
St. Peter looked at the man with a raised eyebrow and asked, “And just what do those symbolize?”
The man replied, “They’re Carol’s.”




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December 22, 2006

  I heard the front door close at 6.30 this morning. It was my husband, the strange thing is, he always gives me a kiss before he goes to work, so I found it odd that a) I didn’t get the kiss and b) He didn’t tell me he was leaving for work so early. So, until my alarm clock went off at 7.50am I was unsettled. Anyway, I got the children ready for school, wished No.1 a “Happy Birthday” and who should arrive home meanwhile? Daddy with all the Christmas food shopping and lots of extra goodies!

shopping-trolley.jpg Yay!

The last few things…

December 20, 2006

  I’m getting the last few things in the morning. My friend is minding no.4 and her own little boy, my ‘Adopted’ one, and I’m going to be on the loose. A mad dash to get those things we usually forget. Plus, it’s no.1’s birthday on Friday, so I need to get her an outfit for her Big Day. She has opted for a shopping trip followed by McDonalds and two friends to sleepover. It’s all go!

 We took our little boy to see Santa in Arnotts, Dublin. The best Santa I’ve ever seen (apart from Miracle on 34th Street, the original) He was very blase about the whole thing until Santa said “Bob the Builder” He was alert then!


A puzzle for you

December 18, 2006

 note2.jpg Click here for a Christmas puzzle. (Sound on)

Oops….and thanks to Earthpal for the pic she nicked from someone’s else’s blog without asking or giving credit! 😆

Christmas Birthdays

December 16, 2006


   Number two has decided she doesn’t want to go to the indoor play area 30 miles away  for her birthday today…phew! Six giggly girls and a 45 minute drive is not my idea of fun, even if it’s theirs. So instead, they are going on a shopping trip to a nearby shopping centre. It opened a few months ago and has their favourite eating place ‘Chocolate Soup!’ Isn’t that a great name for a cafe?

p.s. I can bet she’ll spend her birthday money here !

Bit of Fun

December 15, 2006


And for anyone who missed this , click Santa

Oops, trying to fix this…..

My Snowman!

December 9, 2006


Babybull inspired me to do this picture. Blame her!

And here’s a lovely Christmas card sent to me by my Californian buddy. Click Needles

The Christmas Tree Saga (part two)

December 6, 2006

tree.gif Not as big as I remember!…

The Christmas Tree Saga (Part one)

December 5, 2006

catchristmastree.gif The tree is in place, but none of the lights are working. Why does that happen? Maybe it’s because they were in a plastic bag in the attic. I don’t know. Anyway, I’m off to Woodies for more…….

* Before I ventured out, I thought, maybe the bulbs are loose. They were! Had a little tweek and ‘Hey Pesto’ (a culinary term I like to use) The set of red lights have been chewed by a mouse, so that’s what I’m up to at the moment, trying to fix them….