Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas greetings....

I think I am all done.

The Christmas tree was decorated in record time this year.... Lights and decorations thrown on with one eye on pup playing with the empty boxes.

The Trumpeting angel is in place...

Presents hastily wrapped,

Guest beds made and ready for visitors from London and America.

Parisian girl will be celebrating with her school friend who also works in Paris, several French friends and her school friend's parents and dog who will be travelling all the way from Northumberland. 
I think it is going be a tight squeeze in her Paris apartment on Christmas Day... But I'm sure it will be great fun for them all!

Our freezer is standing by with Waitrose reduced bargains, the treat cupboard is full of nuts, crisps, nibbles, chocolates, and my favourite from Aldi...


Italian nougat with hazelnuts and pistachios... Totally moreish.
I think I may have emptied the shelf in our local store... The last three boxes were swiftly popped in my basket and I haven't seen anymore back on the shelves.
If you find any grab it quick.

Wishing all those who read my blog and to those who are kind enough to leave comments...

A big Merry Christmas from me and my new best friend...

Gorgeous Ottie xxxx


  1. Have a wonderful time!
    Great to have connected with you this past year.
    Much love :-)

  2. Have some wonderful days celebrating and enjoying friendship, food and drinks!

    I always love coming here.
    Warm greetings from Norway

    ~ Aina ~

  3. Ooh Christmas in Paris - sounds perfect. Hope you and Ottie have a lovely Christmas Julie!

  4. Merry Christmas Julie, have a wonderful time in Paris, take loads of pics and give that gorgeous Ottie a big slobbery kiss, xxx

  5. Merry Christmas from Provence to you, your family and the new addition to the family. She is divine!

  6. Oh heck.... Sorry for the confusion... I'm not going to Paris for Christmas... I have a puppy to look after!
    Must be the lack of sleep. It is my daughters friends parents and dog... The lucky things xxxx

  7. Have a wonderful Christmas time Julie, lots of goodies and a new addition to your family. Have fun, with love Jayne x

  8. Hi Julie Hope you and Colin and Ottie of course have a lovely warm and wonderful Christmas with your friends. We will see you at Coulby Newham in April.

  9. Merry Christmas to you dear Julie,
    from Italy
    Love Susy ♥

  10. Bonnes fêtes de fin d'année à vous et les vôtres!
    Que ce moment magique et chaleureux vous apporte joie et bonheur!
    Merci pour votre joli blog,


  11. oh he is just adorable xxx
    Have a wonderful time and hide any nice new shoes ha ha
    Hugs Lynn xxx

  12. Have a wonderful Christmas Julie!

  13. Belated Happy Christmas Julie, and congratulations on the new family member...totally gorgeous. I hope 2014 brings all good things to you and your loved ones, with much love, Linda x