Monthly Archives: December 2010

Advent Calendar 2010 – Other Traditions

Although I now live in the West Country of England, I was born and brought up in Guildford Surrey, and still consider that home. There was always a magical feel about Guildford, the cobbled historical High Street with the Rotary … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Christmas Gifts

Oh my, I was doing some Christmas shopping today and pondering on some small bits to go into a couple of Christmas stockings. I was overwhelmed with the incredible amount of expensive nothing presents, and wonder just how we got … Continue reading

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Planned Reading Challenges for 2011

As the end of 2010 approaches I have signed up to the following Reading Challenges Click here to join the Immigrant Stories Challenge Click here to join the Historical Fiction Challenge Click here to join up to the Italy in … Continue reading

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AVG – Anti-Virus Programme

I have used AVG for anti-virus for about 10 years and always upgraded at the point of when the upgrades are released. This year was no exception for attempting the upgrade, the issue was the success of the upgrade. I … Continue reading

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Advent Calender 2010 – Holiday Parties

I think one of the most memorable Christmas Parties has to be Australia 1996. We had only been in our current home for about 4 weeks, we were still knee deep in packing boxes in some rooms – my study … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Santa Claus

I can’t remember going to Santa, but I guess I did. I asked Mum if she could remember and she said she took me when I was between the ages of 3-5 to see the Santa at the Debenhams department … Continue reading

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Sorting Saturday – Keys…..but much more?

This random gathering of keys represents bits of our lives, both as single individuals and as a couple. I came across the pot of miscellaneous keys at the back of one of the cupboards in the breakfast room this morning. … Continue reading

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Advent Calender 2010- Outdoor Decorations

I am not a fan of outside decorations, but Stuart is. He loves the whole Christmas thing – music on the radio, CDs, decorations, foods and I guess cards, as long as he isn’t is writing them! Last year was … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Christmas Cards

I remember both my Mum and Grandmother sending cards, but not how many or what happened to them. I have a few old cards, perhaps the last one received from a particular relative, or those with a photograph or letter. … Continue reading

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Advent Calendar 2010 – Christmas Tree Ornaments

The collection of tree ornaments we have are ones that we bought from our first Christmas together. There are others that were given to us by my Mum and each year Stuart and I buy at least one ornament to … Continue reading

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