First thank you to all you commented on my photos of the christmas market in Belfast. To answer a question in the comments – No, I did not use a flash for the night time photos, just the P setting and a film speed of 1600. Nothing to technical, and I just stayed on the same setting for all the photos.
My christmas object for today is my Christmas cushion – when you pull the corner, it says “Ho, ho, ho” and then sings a few lines from “Santa Clause is coming to town”. The kids love it, but by Christmas Day I am ready to pack it away for another year!
I haven’t managed much scrapping these last few days, but thought I might share an older layout with a Christmas theme.
As you can see at the top of my blog, I am slowly working through the alphabet with my ABC album of the children. I have got to N, and seem to have got stuck!
Maybe I will get to Z by the end of 2008!
Christmas Survey Continued….
What do you usually do on Christmas Day?
We all go downstairs about 7am, and see what Santa has left in the stockings and under the tree. After breakfast we open our family presents and then try to get to church for the 9am family service . It is a lovely service and the children bring their toys along to show at the front of the church. Later in the morning we meet up with most of the families in our street for mulled wine and mince pies.
My parents or father-in-law usually join us and we open a few more presents before our traditional Christmas Lunch – Turkey, ham and all the trimmings.
The rest of the day is spent struggling to extract toys from their packaging and inserting batteries. This year we are getting a Wii, so that might be some post-lunch activity . The Queens speech was always a very traditional part of my childhood christmas memories, but we rarely watch it now.
Do you own any Christmas clothes or jewelry? No
Come back tomorrow for the next exciting installment.