Now we are ready to get on with 2016..

Hello all..how are you on this the first Saturday of the month..and boy its going to be a long month .
All the decorations and trees were taken down and put away..then we gave every where a good going over and clean..put furniture back and ornaments too..the house feels so fresh and so spacious.
I like taking it all down and putting it away safely for the next time..i haven't added to my Baubles this year ..i don't need any..infact i could probably do with giving some away..but i won't as i love to have the choice of which to use. The tinsel has been sorted and some has been binned ..it was more wire than anything else.
We wrapped up the lights around cardboard tubed..fed up of having tangled lights every year..all Tablecloths,Napkins and Runners are to be washed ,starched and put away. The tree skirt needs a wash and so do the stockings. The lovely Christmas Cushion cover has been changed and that too will be washed and put away.

I have a fridge full of food and my freezer is stocked up too..no one has been that hungry with this cold..so hopefully my grocery bill will be less..i have quite a few cakes and cookies frozen..and lots of party food..we will have a few buffets for teas no doubt.

I love all the cleaning up and sorting it all out..i like to have it all ready for the next time we get them out..not hunting through boxes for stuff..the boxes are labelled and i bought 2 of those Tree bags and a huge bauble storage box..they only cost about £6 for the lot..i got them on sale..brilliant and so big as well.
So that is Christmas and New Year all done..now is the time to plan and outline definite plans for this year.

Once this darn cold has gone we will be up and running..in the meantime we are doing slow and steady..which is an alien concept to both of us..i don't like it and neither does hubby..but we can still plan so thats keeping us going ..

My son had a delivery the other day..turned out it was for me..a late Christmas present..
 2 Mason Cash mixing bowls..aren't they gorgeous..
 The go really well with my other one..i couldn't believe he did that..now ain't he sweet.
 I swapped over my Christmas cushion cover for this one..i bought it off Ebay for a few pounds..its bright and colourful and in this weather we need some brightness..it adds to the cheerful effect.
 My comfy sofa.. i am going to spend this evening sprawled on it..
I hope that your all ok and ready for the cold weather that is coming our way.
Do any of you like to have bright cheerful things around you in the darkness of Winter?

take care
sara.

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  1. I've packed away all our decorations today, cleaned and restored order. To cheer the place up I have put out my 2 bright red casseroles, a red Mason Cash mixing bowl and some enormous red tea caddies which my son and his wife sent from Shanghai, that cheered the place up nicely! I share your need for some colour during the short dark days. Your mixing bowls are beautiful.

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    1. Hi Felicity..yes we all need some nice bright colour during the Winter months i think.
      My son did good didn't he.
      sara

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  2. Serious bowl envy here!
    Happy new Year to you all

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    1. Happy New Year to you as well..
      O they are lovely..my daughter now wants one
      sara

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  3. Oh wow, am drooling at the thought of those beautiful bowls.I could leave them out on the worktop and they would look really nice.

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    1. Cherie i am going to have a quick shift around in my kitchen when i feel better and have them out
      sara

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  4. that cover is delightful. bowl lovely too.

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    1. Hi..i love the cover too..i have my eye on 2 more..will see how money goes before i buy them..my bowls have stirred up a hornets nest with older girls and my mum now wants some.
      sara

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  5. It's good to get everywhere back to normal after Christmas isn't it and to know that everywhere is washed down and dusted.

    What a lovely son you have :-) I have one of those bowls in my favourite shade of green, they are really useful aren't they.

    To banish the dark Winter evenings I light lots of tea lights every night, we have a few holders on the mantlepiece and one by the television, it looks warm and cosy even on the nights when we don't light the log burner.

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  6. Hi Sue..yes i love getting back to normal if thats possible in my house.
    My son is going to make a really good husband one day..but not yet.
    I have some scented tea lights in Cinnamon..i light them after Dinner in the evening..it looks cozy and smells good too
    sara

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