Saturday, 27 December 2008

Christmas 'goings ons' !

Christmas Day was not quite as we had on Christmas Eve my mum was taken to Torbay hospital. Badly dehydrated and with low salt levels, they isolated her, put her on a drip and that was my poor mum's Christmas.
(I add that she was in a most unfriendly ward,where noone bothered with her..I mean a smile costs nothing,does it..or a friendly face around the door every now and I am pretty disgusted,especially as it was Christmas Day.)
She's ok now...was let out yesterday, much better but still quite weak.
I suppose you could say that none of us knew whether we were coming or going ...but the 'plus side' was that we all got to dress up in rubber garb...before we could go in and see her ;-)
So , I think presents were the last thing on our minds but I did manage to open up this little darling, a Brigitte Rive huggable gollywog, 'Stripey Jack'..which I have admired for weeks, in thank you to my dear DH for remembering :
A fabulous diary from the National Railway some coasters depicting..Exeter..from Nich...
A lovely baguette basket , some jam pot covers and a tea towel, from my sister:

On Boxing Day my lovely daughter and her lovely husband came for the day, which was... lovely..and I finally got some CK goodies!! ;-)

But all we really wanted for Christmas was for my mum to be ok and my dad to not look so sad.

Hope your Christmas was lovely.

(Oh... and I didn't get a hoover !)

Wednesday, 24 December 2008

Have fun ! ;-)

A very Merry Christmas from the Snippets household to all of you!

Here's hoping that your Christmas is full of the most wonderful things !!
Lots of love, Sal ;-)

Tuesday, 23 December 2008

A Carefree Christmas

Having been slightly under the weather lately, I'm hoping to bounce right back now..and what better way than to remind yourself that you can have a carefree Christmas!
I love some of these old sweet recipes and often adapt them,which simply means double the recipe and making them bigger than the bite sizes suggested!! ;-)
8oz creamy toffees
4oz Rice Crispies
2 tablespoons water
2 oz milk chocolate
Cake cases..(or mini ones)
1. Place toffees in pan with water. Heat gently, stirring until toffee has melted.Remove from heat.
2. Add Rice Crispies and stir.
3. Spoon into cake cases
4. Melt the chocolate and then pipe or swizzle on to the Crispies. Leave to set.

Or you can make them small and bag them up as gifts...lovely!

Hope your Christmas food preparations are going just tickety boo!!

Sunday, 21 December 2008

Beating the rush!

To mingle with the crowds, is not a lot of fun,
I could think of better things to do... but have to get this done!
I think I'll have my coffee first and put my brain in gear,
Don't want to give them gifts, the same as last year!

Now, what for dear DH ... some wine in a casket?
My daughter's into Wicca ... maybe a laundry basket? ;-)
My son, he has the travel bug... so how about a map
Of Exeter? No, been there done that... he'll only think that's ****! ;-)

My mum loves 'Homes and Antiques'... so that's her sorted out.
My dad says she is an antique... so he'll just get a clout.
My Great Aunt Prue is 98 and wants some thermal knickers
To go with those, I'll get her chocs ... she likes the sort called Snickers.

Uncle Brian supports the Saints, so something red and white.
Or a guide to a lower division? relegation is their plight (LOL)
My sis, the CK fan ... her present's on the shelf...
In Orange Tree, ( I'll buy the two..I need one for myself!) (Naturally!)

Oh my! Is that the time? And I'm not even dressed.
I blame this bl**dy blog...I'm not ready for this fest
So much to do, so little time and all I do is chat
Christmas, flippin Christmas..better get 'me hat'!

And 'me coat' ... and off I go, happily to town,
To mingle with the crowds...won't let it get me down!
I'll meet you back here, later, for a cuppa and a bun,
We'll swap notes about our day... I'm sure yours will be fun. ;-)

I do hope you've all had successful shopping outings this weekend! ;-)