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« Christmas Time :: 2011 | Main | Quietly Creating »

December 28, 2011


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I have another 10 days home with my peeps before I have to go back to work and like you I am reveling in slothing about the house, doing the bare minimum to ensure hygiene. This is what Christmas is all about!


Your Christmas pictures are great :)
I wanted to ask you something about your fire, because it looks all cozy and snuggly, we've just moved house and we have an open fire in the sitting room but I'm too scared to use it! Do you have any tips to share?
Also I can totally relate to the gift giving anxiety with kids, when asked what she wanted Santa to bring her this year Madam told me she wanted a car...she's 9...not happening! So bless her she really lowered her expectations and was over the moon with new clothes games and dolls :)


Belated Merry Yule and Happy Christmas to all in the Attic.
This blog, Lucy, is that rare thing - a source of utter guiltless no-strings joy. I've had the best time in years this Yuletide, and I swear it was partly because your relentless cheer and joy in the small things reminded me to recognise those same little pleasures myself....and make the most of them.
Brightest Blessings wished..... on someone who recognises and counts every one :)


Sounds so very much like my home with laundry piling up but hey it's the festive season and a time for enjoying every second with family x

Leah x


Hi Lucy,

I love your blog, and I wanted to let you know I linked back to your granny stripe tutorial on my blog. I'm making my own granny stripe blanket! It's a bit of a challenge for me, though ;) I'd love you to check it out! The post is here: http://scissorsandsteam.blogspot.com/2011/12/i-have-spent-last-several-evenings.html

I'm so glad you had a nice wintery holiday! Here in Georgia it still feels like summer... *sigh*



You pictures are lovely. It sounds like you had a lovely christmas. I am so envious of your fire. I used to have one, and I miss it like crazy. Especially at this time of year.



Sarah, sorry to butt in, we have just had our chimney lined as we are opening up our fire again, we live in a old house and the chimney might have had holes in it.
The company call out and put a camera up the chimney to see what state it's in, give you an estimate and then you just ring them if you want to go ahead. there was no pressure selling. "Thermocrete" was the name of the company we used. Hope that helps.

Real fires are so cosy.


sorry bad grammar that should be "an" old house


Gorgeous post! Love the foot shot :D I hope the remaining 9 days of Christmas are as good x

Nikki Relffe-Arnold

Lovely post-Christmas post Lucy. It sounds as though you all had a well-deserved rest! Glad you and yours had a wonderful family time. Nikki x


I love hearing about your children's school schedule. Here in Charlotte, NC my children will return to school Monday January 2.

P.S. I too was holding my breath when my older little people were opening their gifts!


Hello Lucy ! Thanks for all these beautiful pictures. I like your way of life, specially with the fire and the pyjamas !.... I also have pyjama's evening during holidays.
You can see it on my blog
Enjoy the last days of the year.

Pom Pom

Lucy! I finally figured out the ripples, thanks to your neat ripple pattern! I'm so happy!
Your house looks absolutely fairy-like! I love all your colors, of course.
It's good to be lazy and elastic waists are affirming instead of distressing.


Oh yes, the pleasure of the 'hibernation' week between Christmas and New Year.Sofa, left-overs and family.

Kashi Griffith

I am loving this week, no more presents to buy, wrap, or make. No more get togethers. Just time at home with my little one. My husband is back at work too. Your home looks lovely. I have to admit, the mess got to me here and I spent the morning cleaning and (gasp) putting decorations away. I usually keep them up. I am ready to relax today with crochet and a cup of coffee. Happy Holidays to you and your family.


Such pretty pics - keep enjoying your days! :-)


Lovely post Lucy ~ I'm glad you had such a wonderful time at Christmas, it's also nice to know that other children were up so early too. We were woken abruptly at 2.30 am by a small boy bouncing up and down on our bed, clutching his stocking and shouting "he's been"!! We allowed him to open his stocking and then thankfully he went back to sleep again until 7 am ~ which was a much more civilized time to be awake ~ Jackie :O)xxx


Oh, I feel the same way. Housework - where are you? but it is true, as our children grow older, gift giving takes on a different meaning - sadly they are not the naive little ones of before, now, they know exactly what they want and ask for it and expect it!

Taking time to just relax during this time is ideal and necessary. As a home schooling mother of three, I just took December off. I needed the time to rest and to just enjoy the holidays.

Thank you for sharing...and enjoy your housework - I know I'll enjoy mine today :-D

Be blessed!



I love christmas very much too, but am somehow always glad when it is done. Something wonderful to look forward to are the presents your teenagers give you - thoughtful, precious, hilarious and sometimes poignant as they pick out something that refers back to their childhood.
Lucky things starting school later: I am back teaching my 30 x 5 year olds on the 4th. Hey ho. Happy new year!


What kind of camera do you use? Such beautiful photos.


My DH and I are retired so I have LOTS of "slobbing" days...LOL

Enjoy your days with the Little People :)

Thanks for all the great pictures you post.

angela-southern USA

Lets here it for a BIG sign of relief!!Maybe that was why we had a wind storm the other night;)I miss the early mornings now that mine are teenagers and like to sleep in.We were waiting for them to get up!Thankfully it was a good one.WHAT!! ,miss housework!do you have a fever?;)I like my routines.Can't wait to see the bunting.I never seem to finish everything I start for Christmas.Most of the crocheted owl ornaments are still eyeless.I have candy canes half finished in my basket too.Have to add baby blankets to my list now too.NOT MINE thank goodness:)New ripples!Enjoy the lazy days that are left.


Wonderful Christmas photos, Lucy. Lovely when all your hard work and thoughtfulness in present buying is so happily received. The toaster looks fun, simple pleasure.
Enjoy your extended time with your littlies, the housework will be waiting for you in the new year.
Carol xx


The english home like yours are christmas home number 1! It is decorated with warmth and a creative heart, and I love it.

Thanks. Unn, Norway


I have had a cold this week so have been very lazy. Under the best of circumstances I have housework up to my ears -- but today the sun is shining, I feel a bit better, and I may just mop the floors. Thank you for encouraging me to crochet, to be cheerful, and even to clean :)

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