Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Last Christmas Sparkles of the year

I hope you all had a lovely cosy Christmas. I thought during these quiet moments after Christmas that you would enjoy these photos I took on my recent trip to Bruges. It was very magical with snow all around, even a Christmas Story Parade including the cutest fjord ponies with their santa hats on! If you want to see larger images just click on them.









Thanks for popping by, see you again soon. Catherine x

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A Sparkling Christmas

It's been busy here with a lovely visit from my family over the weekend. Despite the crazy snow storms we made the most of it all and soaked up the Christmas atmosphere in Antwerp and Bruges. Luckily they eventually managed to get home to London on the Eurostar trains safe and sound. So I send you these photos of a Sparkling Antwerp with wishes for a Cosy and Magical Christmas wherever you are.










Christmas Bear Hugs Catherine xx

Friday, December 10, 2010

OH MY what a Giveaway!

I'm delighted to say that I am taking part in a HUGE Giveaway over at Oh My Handmade. . Over 30 businesses from all over the globe have taken part in it. It is a wonderful Giveaway that really captures the spirit of giving at this time of year. Not only can you enter your own name, but you can also suggest your charities of choice to be entered too. There are 2 beautiful packed gift basket prizes filled with handmade goodness and valued at around $950!" I have donated a delightful Friends for Tea badge set, Summer Hill Bunny Birthday Cards and Gift Tag set.


Hop on over to the OH MY site to join in the fun, good luck to you all! Ho, Ho, Ho, I feel like Father Christmas now ;) See you soon, Catherine xx

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

My Feathered Friends

Our snow has now been washed away and replaced by a white sparkly layer of ice, with possibly more snow on the way again! We have got off lightly compared to many, especially in Scotland. In Antwerp they are starting to get their decorations up and I saw the huge Fir Tree arrive and being prepared to fit into it's stand! I'll be sure to take lots of photos of Christmas in the city.

Back here at home I love to keep my garden birds fed and the other day in the Snow I sat outside all wrapped up with my camera waiting for my friendly Robin to hop by for some bread! I do love this little chap, always makes me feel all Christmasy!



I also put some hot water onto the bird bath and was thrilled by little Blue Tits immediately going in to splash about, it must have been like a delightful hot tub!!



Looks nice and cosy in there!
I'm busy busy behind the scenes working on some Custom Bears so had better get back to them. See you back soon, Catherine xx