Hallo little peeps! Hope your weekend is going well. Emma, Eleanor & Alfred arrived on Friday evening, much later than expected, after a pretty awful journey over from France. Accident, road closures and the usual very heavy Friday traffic. But the main thing is, they are here safe and sound (thank you Lord!) and they won't be returning until the 2nd January.
I have something a little different for you this week, because I was lucky to receive a lovely giveaway from my good friend Jenny over at knees and paws and this is what I received! Two pairs of gorgeous arm warmers, and the good news is that the material is SO soft that I can wear them without irritation to my skin (yay!).
The first pair are very Christmassy looking, don't you think?! They are really cute, as they have a little hole for your thumb as well. Thank you Jenny! I am really pleased with them.
Jenny writes beautiful posts and her latest one (as at the time of writing) is entitled "Emotional Holidays" and I love the sentence where she says that "In the darkest night, if you look hard enough, somewhere there is a pinpoint of light."
My third photo today is of a lovely water colour of Venice. I love Italy and, in particular, Venice ,and another dear bloggy friend, Eva-Marie from Eva Ason's Art Corner is a very gifted artist. She works full time, but then comes home and paints to relax. Her regular Followers will know just how many paintings she can achieve in a week. How I wish I had a talent like hers.
Anyway, in one of her posts, I saw this painting of Venice, and I decided to buy it for myself as an early Christmas present! I just love it, and it has pride of place in my hallway.
Eva-Marie's partner, Paul F Xavier composes and performs his own music, and I actually have one of his CD's, entitled A Different View, and it is just so relaxing to listen to it. Theirs is obviously a very talented household!
I can hardly believe it, but this time next week, it will be CHRISTMAS DAY! I will just leave you with another festive picture to get you in the mood! Don't forget, keep calm, and don't get your tinsel in a tangle!