This week has been full of festive loveliness, starting out with the first snowfall of the season last weekend. It only hung around for 24 hours but that was enough to bring a smile to all of our faces. The views from our house are just incredible, especially when it snows.
This week I met up with the lovely Colette, Jenny and Karen for a trip to Manchester Christmas Markets. We had the best day. We try to get together every couple of months and it’s a day I really look forward too, we laugh soooo much. I love that these ladies are as crazy as me, so standing on my chair to photograph my food or a pretty coffee is totally acceptable.
As the temperature has really plummeted of late I wore my new and ever so cozy North Face Jacket and bobble hat. I was a snug as a bug all day, which you need when wandering Manchester and eating lunch in Teepee’s.
Have you ever been to the OastHouse in Manchester, they have the most amazing Teepees? We were a bit unlucky as we ate in the small Teepee, which was freezing, the larger one has a cozy fire and fur throws on the chairs. But you live and learn and lunch was good even though we were freezing.
Thankfully we were all wrapped up. Me in my new jacket, I just love North Face as you know when you buy it, it does what it says on the tin, and wont let you down. We are huge fans and living in the countryside they really are a must.
Ooh my Cricut arrived, arghhhh. I have been like a crafting demon trying out lots of ideas. Here is a sneaky peek of the gin Christmas crackers I have made, more on those next week. I have also been decorating my Pickering Gin baubles, I wanted to make them a little more personalised and I am thrilled with them. The Cricut is just amazing; I have so many ideas of projects. I just need a day of crafting now to try a few out.
I have spent ages reading Cricut posts and watching tutorials. Can you tell I am excited about this arrival, arghhh ?
On Tuesday night Chris, Joe and I went into Manchester for dinner and the press night of Elf the Musical. Oh my, it was AMAZING, we all adore the film, which is such a hard act to follow. But the show stood its ground and has a heart and soul of its very own. It will become a festive classic in its own right I am sure and I would thoroughly recommend it.
Lots of Christmas Carol and yes woohoo it’s December, I am sure seeing the Snowman and Elf have set us off to the perfect festive start. I am so excited about the whole season.
This weekend we have a lovely catch up with friends planned, a Christmas tree or two to decorate.
And then next week I am going to see Evita, I have been dropping hints to Chris for over 10 years, 10 long years of hints and he has never taken me!!!!!!
So now I have a pair of tickets and quite honestly am beside myself, I am taking my friend Louise along who loves shows as much as I do. I feel this would be wasted on Chris. If he really wanted to see it, he would have bought me tickets 10 years ago. Although I think I may be a tad emotional at this one as I just adore the theatre and Evita is such a wonderful story, don’t even get me started on the score.
So that’s it, a week packed to the rafters with fun and laughter and I even managed to fit in a yoga and spin class!
Have an amazing, festive weekend. x