and all through the house,
not a creature was stirring not even a ..
Maileg products. They are the sweetest toys and I fell in love with this match box mouse. Little did I know that when we got home he phoned the shop and got one sent to him. I opened this last Christmas and fell in love.
If you slide open the box and take off his knitted blankie this dear little mouse is sleeping inside. I will be honest this mouse has stayed around all year as I cannot resist him.
Well here were are at last. Everything is ready, the presents bought and wrapped, the fridge stacked with food, house spick and span. I even picked the turkey up from the butcher's on my way home from work yesterday. I am now off work until Wednesday 4 January which will be such a great break.
My son and his girlfriend and my Mum and Dad will be joining us for Christmas Day. Milly and Tom are at his parents this year and are coming to join us on Boxing Day. The mince pies are made and the house is looking so festive.
Billy is up and about and looks as though he is already looking out for Father Christmas.....(There is a little present in store for Billy as he has been such a good boy this year ;0)
My last window of my Advent Calendar has been opened and in one more sleep the Big Day will arrive. As you all know I just love everything about Christmas and I have so enjoyed sharing another Countdown to Christmas with you all. I have even managed to make it snow on my blog! I have really enjoyed reading all your comments and thank you for taking the time to write them.
You know how I love all things whimsical so I just had to share one last thing with you all in my last Christmas Countdown post this year.
I have a copy of a dear children's book about Pookie (has anyone else heard of him?) which I have owned and treasured since 1965. It still has the old price of 5 shillings written inside in pencil. I read it year after year and it was also read to my own children when they were small. The illustrations are glorious in their detail.
Pookie is a little rabbit with wings who lives with Belinda the woodcutter's daughter.
There were several Pookie books and this adventure tells of Pookie being the only creature in the wood who still believes in Father Christmas.
The illustrations are glorious in their detail. This is his best friend even shunning him for being silly enough to believe in the idea of Father Christmas.
Of course Pookie decides to prove everyone wrong and goes to look for FC . He meets FC who invites Pookie to bring all his friends to a feast so that he can prove his existence.
What a wonderful picture this is with that "vivid" colours from 1960s print!
and just as all good fairy tales should end everyone believes again and Christmas Day is saved!
Thanks for indulging me......only one more sleep and if I've been a very good girl maybe my stocking will have something inside too ;0)