Sunday, 19 December 2010


Welcome back to my little world! It's been a very, very cold and snowy week in my corner of the world. The snow is still laying pretty thickly as temperatures struggle to reach zero. I have to admit thought, I really love the snowy landscape! I haven't much time to sit with you this afternoon, as any time now all the grown-up boys  and girls arrive.... with little Sophie and Scott!!!

 My goodness, it's going to be a rather full and noisy household. 'Carnage!' as the younger Miss Snoops would say. We'll share lots of fun and laughter and hopefully some good food and wine also. We hope to share some time with Mr and Mrs Josiekitten too!!!!

School finished on a high on Friday. Christmas concerts were done and dusted, cards and calendars made, angels, moving Santas and various other decorations completed, staff Christmas lunch and end of term mulled wine and mince pies shared and enjoyed. The parties are always great fun. This year a magician paid a ten minute visit to each classroom. The children loved it! All ended fairly peacefully, as throughout the week, all but six of the twenty-three children in my class succumbed to a rather nasty stomach bug. On Friday, ten children were away!

Knitting has been almost non-existent this week, what with 'pass the parcels' to wrap, cards to send, pressies to to buy etc. etc. I just made sure that I finished the little pair of socks for Sophie. Just like her daddy's pair!

 That's it now! I MUSTget back to the big aran coat for Miss Snoops.

It's lovely to think little Sophie will be spending her first Christmas with us. I've bought her a little Christmas tree decoration to start off her collection. We still hang the little bits and pieces the children made when they small, on the tree. It's always a bit of a mish mash, but they hold so many memories.

Oscar has enjoyed the pre-Christmas too! Now that he's feeling so much better, it's back to being off a lead in the great outdoors, albeit just in the garden. He has an appointment with the vet on Tuesday and hopefully the news will give him the all clear.

He's looking good, don't you think? We know he's feeeling better, because he's even being rather naughty. No Oscar, you're NOT allowed on the sofa and you know it! No, not even if you lay very still and rest your head on Miss Snoops' foot!

Alright, just for a quick snooze then, seeing as you are looking so cute. Don't tell Mr Snoops though!

... aha! Just heard a car horn hoot in the driveway....... someone's arrived!

I'm soooo excited. Need to go. Just let me wish you a very merry Christmas and  a peaceful 2011.


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

My goodness Sophie is already sitting up on her own.
Oscar does look wonderful and I bet ready for all the visitors.
It has been especially nice to have made your acquaintance and shared many visits over the past year.
To you and yours a Very Merry Christmas...
Susan x

Kathy said...

Sophie looks adorable in that photo ... and so does Oscar. I'm so glad other dogs get up on the sofa! It's not just us!
Lucky you with school all finished. We've still got Monday and Tuesday to go yet.
Have a lovely Christmas!!!
Love Kathy xxx

melissa said...

oh my is sophie ever getting grown up - and more and more adorable!
it sounds like you're all ready for christmas over there. your tree looks wonderful.
i'm so glad to hear oscar is feeling better (even if that does mean he gets a little naughty.)

bellaboo said...

That is such a lovely picture of Sophie,she really should be on top of that tree,she is such a little angel!
Bella likes to creep up on the sofa when she thinks we're not looking and then she looks so settled and cosy,we havn't the heart to push her off!
Wishing you and your family a very Happy Christmas!
Bellaboo x

Ozzy Blackbeard said...

Sophie is so lovely! I hope she enjoys her first christmas.

Oscar's looking great! I love the photo of him running around the garden.

Merry Christmas! :)

kate said...

That photo of oscar warms my heart.

I'm very jealous of your snow, as I look out at my rain. At least I can enjoy your photos...

A nasty stomach bug made its way around Bush Boy's school over the past three weeks. Not fun.

Have a joyous Christmas with all your family!

Jenny said...

How lovely, you are all set for a gorgeous family Christmas. Have a wonderful time, Sophie is adorable.

Sue said...

Sophie is a real cutie. I am sure Oscar will enjoy all the festivities too. Merry Christmas to your family and wishing you a very wonderful New Year!

Wyatt said...

Merry Christmas to you all!!
Sophie looks adorable, Oscar looks adorable, the knitting is are all set for the holidays!!


Stadtwaldvogel said...

The picture of little Sophie is so cute! I also like the socks you are wearing while Oscar is on the sofa with you. Did you knit them?
Have a great time with your family!
Yours, Julia

Northern Monkey said...

Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!

Sophie is just too cute for words!

josiekitten said...

So lovely to see Oscar running free in the garden! Love Sophie's little socks too! Seeing those felt stockings brought back memories for me! See you soon! xx

Dominique said...

Hello ! Me and my labrador "Broots" wish you and your family a merry christmas.

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Have a fab festive few weeks with your new little family arrival and the rest of your family. Have a fab 2011. x

Maggie and Mitch said...

Sophie is just beautiful and we are so happy to see Oscar being himself again.
Merry Christmas to all of you!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Kathy said...

That is the most adorable Christmas kiddo around!!! Thank you for the beautiful snap.

Jane/WTKnits said...

Wonderful snowy pictures! Love those cute socks and your little Sophie is adorable. Merry Christmas and thanks for dropping by my blog. Give my love to Norfolk!

Ms. ~K said...

Oh My Goodness, Sophie is a cutie!
Oscar looks fit as a fiddle to me.
Hope Buddy will somet day run like that again.
Thank you for the well wishes.

May your Holidays be filled with family, love, and peace.

Tracy said...

Oh, look at Oscar running in the show! And Miss Sophie--goodness how much she's grown! Your holiday tree is lovely, Ros. Just up with you... We have a good many gatherings & get-togethers in the next days, so visiting friends early this week in blogland. I hope to post again before the holiday break :o) Hoping you & yours have the happiest holiday season & wishing you all the best in 2011! ((HUGS))

Country Girl said...

Oscar looks so happy!
Have a great Christmas - will it be a white one, I wonder?
In my bit of Suffolk we only had a tiny bit of snow and that has gone now.

Teje said...

Dear Ros, Sophie looks fo sweet! You are going to have wonderful Christmas! Oscar seems to bee fine when running in the garden!
We wish you and your family Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
xxx Teje and Nero

Sarah said...

A very happy Christmas to you too Ros! Love all the pictures today-especially Sophie and Oscar-both so cute! x

sophie...^5 said...

Looks like someone is having fun in the snow and they can spell too...Happy Holidays!

Mrs Twins said...

Sophie is so beautiful, what a lovely Christmas you are going to have with your family this year.Your decorations are just so lovely too. I know its a busy time of year for everyone, but I'm sure your preparations will be well worth it.
Wishing you a very happy christmas thank you for visiting me in blogland I really appreciate your comments as always!
Love Suex

Terrorzinhos said...

Lovely pictures!
Merry Christmas!
Hope you get all you wish for!

Jack, Kaiser and Farrusquinho

Aksharaa said...

What lovely pictures!!

Wishing u a very very Happy n Merry Christmas.May u have an abundance of health, love, friendship and all good things u wish for
Have fun...
Wags, ginger, Buddy n Shadow