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Friday, December 29, 2006

The magic bean

For Christmas my friend Spinkles bought me a magic bean! The bean is very special because it has my name on it and if I plant it the box promises me I will be able to grow my own name. How exciting is that??????

So, I put my bean in the cutest mini plant pot that came with it which also had my name on it:

and then covered it with the special stuff you plant it in.

Now all I have to do is wait for my magic Zoe bean to grow. Apparently it should grow within about 10-14 days. Fingers crossed x

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Darth-tater would like to say ...

Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Crimble

I love Christmas morning, especially when HE has been! How exciting!

This was the first Christmas Simon and I have spent together. We opened all of our lovely presents whilst eating a breakfast of pineapple and cheese and listening to cheesy Christmas tunes. Bliss!

Sunday, December 24, 2006

An audience with Freddie

When Simon and I went home this Christmas we managed to catch up with the newest addition to the family - baby Freddie. I could believe how much he had grown since we last saw him. As you can see he is an exceptionally smiley baby who seems so contented ...

... and here he is looking very cute ... just before he decided to throw up on Simon!

... and like most babies, Freddie seems to like things that make a big noise when you wallop them!

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Christmas Day Number 1

So as I was saying, although I wasn't going to be at home this Christmas, we did have a Christmas day dinner with all the trimmings which was lovely. It was one of the best Christmas dinners I have ever had!

Here is the traditional photo of Dad cutting the turkey. I seem to take one of these every single year. Usually he manages a pose for the camera - I think this year he just went for the cool, sophisticated catalogue pose!

I got to see both of my Nans and even my sister found time in her busy social calendar to make an appearance (quite a rare thing for this 19 year old!)

To top it all off we had a fab pudding made as always by my Nan. I was in charge of the brandy pouring hence the raging inferno we got when we set it alight!! Tasted great though!

And here is a silly pic of Mum and Dad!!!!

Shootin' with the boyz

This Christmas was the first Christmas I have ever spent away from home. Due to various work committments, Simon and I decided to go to his parents for Christmas Day, and so we spent some time with my family just before the big day. The 23rd was a sort of Christmas day at home, but with a difference. This Christmas morning I went clay pigeon shooting with the boys!

I even had a go and I managed to get a rabbit (not a real one - it's a target that spins across the ground rather than flies up in the air!) And here I am trying to look kinda cool after snapping open the gun western stylee!

The whole idea of this photo was to get the smoke coming out of the gun, however, it's close up, i have developed a double chin (I swear its because i was so wrapped up!) and it looks as if the smoke is coming out of my ears! Ah well, never mind - you get the idea!

Monday, December 11, 2006

Deck the halls ... well the tree at least

Thursday, December 07, 2006

The great flood of Burgess Hill

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Christmas in the office

I made Xmas cookies last night and took them in to work to be decorated ...

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Making Crimble Cake

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Potent fruit

So we decided to make a start on the Christmas cake. First things first, soak the fruit in a whole lot of alcohol!!!!!

Friday, December 01, 2006

Congratulations Pete and Sandra!!!