Wednesday, December 22, 2010

What's on Your Christmas Workdesk Wednesday?

Well, it seems like my whole house is my work-desk at the moment as Christmas descends...along with more of the wintry, white offerings from above.
My favourite collection of baubles has come out of hibernation and the tree is all dolled up, awaiting a nice stack of presents that are yet to be wrapped. Piles of plastic bags, Amazon boxes and unruly wrapping paper have taken over the spare room...Still ticking off the shopping list - agreed to cook The Big Dinner for my sister (as new babe is ruling the roost) but...doing it together with my mum, so all is well. Famous last words...

Yesterday was spent entirely in the kitchen being a right Mrs. Beaton, in an attempt to avoid a Christmas Eve marathon. After thirty-six mince pies, twenty-eight sausage rolls (all home-made pastry!), a supermarket spree in a blizzard, a swim in a deserted pool, a Christmas cake for the out-laws and a fab hubby on the washing was time to call it quits! Yes - it's a madness and chaotic frenzy that I thrive upon. It's true - we do all suddenly seem to be more bothered and make more of an effort, but that is a good thing. Family, friends and time are not a given.

 Today I was off to do battle with the crowds of die-hard shoppers seeing as half my stuff is stranded in some forlorn shipping depot. The main enemy turned out to be the icy blasts of hail and the ghastly sludge on the streets. Yuk...snow can sure turn nasty. I know the random weather is causing big problems for many of you out there. Above all else I hope you are all safe, and secondly you will all be able to partake of the Christmas Spirit - however you choose to celebrate and wherever you may be. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy...!

Dare to hang up that stocking, sneak all the big purple ones out of the Quality Street tin, be thankful for those "Oooh, that's um...uh different" gifts and hope that Santa brings you a few goodies to show us all next time. Two more days at work for me  - but sandwiched with a trip to the hairdresser and the nail salon for a bit of pampering - it's Holiday Time Darlings!

May the Festive Season be very, very good to you all.

With love,

Sarah x


jude said...

Sarah you seem to be soooo organised may have to borrow you next that home baking my day is today...well with no heating temps -10 i need the oven on!
Have a very "Merry Christmas & Happy ,Healthy,Crafty New Year"
Hugs judex

Chrissie said...

Although O in C of cooking the Christmas lunch at my daughter's, I have asked her to enlist the help of my 2 and a half year old granddaughter to make the mince pies... somehow I don't think that they'll turn out quite as beautiful as yours have... but Daisy enjoys a bit of rolling with her little rolling pin and cutting out the shapes and somewhat overfilling the pies!
Your baubles are beautiful!
Have a blessed Christmas!

Neet said...

Wow - you are busy and so organised. Thanks for all those lovely photos (love your baubles especially - my colours). What a lovely read I have just had on your blog - thanks and Merry Christmas.

Helen said...

I love your baubles too!! Have a very happy Christmas and a healthy, crafty new year.

JoZart Designs said...

Great post to savour! Lovely pics and nice to see someone so organised. Happy WOYWW Christmas!
joZarty x

Marjo said...

Yummylicious! Thanks for the peek and sharing.

Happy Holidays and creative crafting in the New Year.

Hugs, Marjo no number

Katie said...

That's a lot of cooking!!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Katie (47)

Cardarian said...

I always enjoy reading your posts! Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog!
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and health and happiness in 2011!

Sherry Goodloe said...

Sooo enjoyed your blog post this morning. WOW, you've been one busy bee haven't you? :)

I'm #50 this week. Please stop by and take a look when you get a chance.

Merry Christmas - Take time to relax and enjoy all of the work you have put into it. xo

Twiglet said...

Great post! Thoe mince pies look delicious! Have a merry Christmas and a crafty and healthy New Year!

Minxy said...

I love your Peace display. very cool, Wishing you Happy WOYWW & Happy Christmas too
hugs Minxy #4

Anonymous said...

I won't making my mince pies until CHristmas Eve.... if I'd made them already there wouldn't be any left! Love the baubles and the Peace cards and frame. Have a wonderful Christmas.

Brenda 45

sandra de said...

Yum yum it all looks so delicious. The peace display is beautiful. Have a wonderful christmas.
Sandra #81

Carmen said...

What a truly gorgeous post. Love your dish of baubles - I see so many I love but have mainly stars on my tree - I may have to start a bowl off too.

Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Carmen #80

Nicky said...

oh those mince pies look scrummy have a great christmas ~ Nicky 52

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