Sunday, 26 December 2010


Good day to you all! Happy Boxing Day! Just got time to pop in and say 'hello' to you all before we go off to our local alehouse for the traditional Boxing Day quiz. Hope you've all enjoyed the festive season thus far. We've had a whirlwind of a time; dogs, baby, adults, wrapping paper, Father Christmas calling in! All very exciting. In amongst the madness though, there have been some lovely walks and cuddles with Sophie.

The view above was taken yesterday, Christmas Day, as we walked around 'the lake'. As you can see, it is totally frozen over. Well, all except for a small space onto which all the water birds have crammmed. I have never it so, so frozen.

The dogs didn't mind the cold one little bit. Here's Scott posing for the camera, just to show you all how long his tongue is. He insisted!

 Sophie has thoroughly enjoyed her first Christmas, searching out pressies under the tree......

opening her stocking......

 and savouring her first Christmas dinner.

Oscar loved his new 'Wubba'!

I was very spoilt and received some lovely gifts, including a few knitty items! No surprise there... I know!

My great pal, Josiekitten, treated me to a beautiful skein of sock yarn from the 'Natural Dye Studio' (one of my favourites) and a fabulous little project bag, from 'Three Bags Full' . We first spotted these beautiful little bags at 'Knit Nation' last summer. We drooled over Ann Hanson's  selection of them, in different sizes, in which she stored all her own projects. They are beautifully made, in cotton prints and lined in a contrasting fabric.

I also received a lovely sock yarn skein, dyed by Jenny Cook from Hay-on-Wye with a cute little project bag from the Unicorn Organic Co-operative, in Chorlton. The yarn is so pretty!

The younger Miss Snoops treated me to two very lovely books.

I haven't seen the TV programme of 'Kirsty's Homemade Home', but the book is fab! '' is Cookie's new book. I have to say, I think it looks better then her first book. I think these will be the first socks I knit from it...

I feel very, very grateful to have such a lovely, loving, thoughtful family and great friend!!!! Thank you! I love you all very dearly.

I hope you felt loved this Christmas and I wish you all a peaceful 2011.


Kathy said...

Lovely presents and lovely photos especially of Sophie's dinner!
I've definitely felt loved this Christmas ... it's a wonderful feeling! There's nothing like family time at Christmas!
Love Kathy xxx

Northern Monkey said...

You got some lovely knitterly things and Sophie continues to be adorable.

Terrorzinhos said...

Lovely photos!
Sophie is sooo cute!
Great presents you got!!

josiekitten said...

So glad you liked your little project bag! (I'll show you mine in the next couple of days!!) You had some lovely presents from the Snoopydog gang! Fabulous photos of Sophie - treasured memories for you of her first Christmas. xxx

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Looks like you've had a wonderful Christmas.
That sock yarn from Josiekitten just screams Spring.
Sophie is adorable and those two handsome lads are right into the celebrations.
Hope you enjoyed your pint.
Boxing Day for me means only one thing... another year older. Ha.
Susan x

Lyn said...

What a lovely post with happy photos and great gifts too!
Hope 2011 is peaceful and happy for you.

Stadtwaldvogel said...

I am glad to see you had some wonderful days with your family and a lot to knit now! Have a great time!

Tracy said...

Oh, what a good Christmas... such treats & gifts! Loved this parade of photos, Ros! Hope this finds you having a cozy Christmas holiday. We’re just emerging from some very festive days just now. Later in the week is my birthday–hubby’s taking me out to lunch. Then we ring in New Year already–it’s a great time just now! Happy Days, my friend ((HUGS))

Teje said...

Hello Ros! You have got so wonderful presents! Did you manage not to start knitting straight away! Lovely winter photos - so beautiful but so cold!
I wish you and your family Happy New Year! Hugs for Oscar!
xxx Teje and Nero

melissa said...

happy holidays to you!
lovely winter photos
and so sweet to see sophie enjoying her first christmas.
lucky lucky you - lots of lovely knitterly gifts!! i know you'll put them to good use in the coming year!

Sarah said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Ros! x

*✿* millie meadowsweet *✿* said...

so many lovely things here, i wouldn't know where to start, it has been such a lovely read as well as a visual treat.
first of january today! a happy new year to you :o)


Mrs Twins said...

Well I 'm really pleased you had a nice time!
Lovely yarn here!
Kirsties programme was fantastic, and I was only looking at the book in Hobby craft yesterday.
Did you see her special Christmas programmes? Brilliant.
Hugs Suex
HNY to you all!