Hello, I’m currently sitting i bed, ill. *coughs and sneezes* But I hadn’t really written anything in a while so I thought I would instead just post some photos. I hope you don’t mind!
I wish I had something really incietfull or useful to say…but oh well!
This year has gone OH so fast! It’s crazy. And although I obviously don’t want Christmas to be over just yet, I think this the most excited I have been for the new year. Ever.
To me Christmas is the time I always look forward to. By the first of December I’m playing Michael Bublé on repeat and decking out my room with enough Christmas decorations to fill a castle. And of course it’s the time you see all you family and friends and doesn’t everyone seem just that little bit happier?
And then by December 26th, it’s over. That’s what when I was younger, I used to hate. You have a nice new years eve but then there’s nothing much to look forward to because it’s the middle of winter and Christmas is a whole year away.
But in these last few years I’ve learned to love it.
It’s a whole new year. Anything could happen. There’s leftover party food and quality streets and all the Christmas chocolates to munch on whilst staying in watching rubbish films whilst it’s raining outside. You’re surrounded by family and friends. It’s great.
But now I think about it, I guess a lot of your new years won’t be like that at all.
I have quite a view readers from across the world. I just wondered what you’ll be doing? Do Australians eat out in the sunshine for their christmas dinner? Do people who live in China celebrate on our New year as well as theirs?
Food for your thoughts.
Or thoughts for your food, but I’m not sure that really works out too well…. Haha.
DIY present ideas…
You will need…
- A big clear glass bowl/jar (can get them in super markets, craft shops like hobby craft, gardening centres etc.)
- soil (from the garden or gardening centre)
- cacti & succulents (easily found gardening centres, mine are from ikea)
- small rocks and pebbles (pets at home do small pebbles for aquariums which work well)
- moss (garden)
To to this I layered small rocks, pebbles, soil and moss around a cacti in a jar. I didn’t make such a big terrarium but I think it would work well with two cacti and a succulent in a planter. It makes a really nice gift especially because it’s not something you might buy for yourself.
Christmas snow globe:
You will need:
- a plain jar ( can take the label off of an old jam jar but you can also find them in shops)
- A small bottle brush tree (that would fit in said jar) (I got mine from Tiger)
- ribbon or twine(craft shop)
- fake snow (if you can find it!)
This is something I have seen on pintrest many times and wanted to try, but I’ve never been able to find the bottle brush tree. But this year I saw they had them stocked in Tiger and I had a go. However I didn’t include the water in the snow globe because (unfortunately) I don’t own a glue gun, so the jar would leak. But I used a tiny bit of blue tac to stick a bottle brush tree to the inside lid of the jar, which I thought looked really cute. I also used some candy cane twine to tie around it which finished it off nicely.
Comment if you have a go at either of the DIY’s, and how you’ll be celebrating your Christmas and New year, if you celebrate it.
Zoë X X X