Snowy Surrey, (it is today!!)
Tuesday 30th November 2010
Dear Father Christmas,
I am writing to tell you that I have tried to be a good girl this year. It's very difficult but I think some of the time I am? As you know for the last 40 something years I always get so excited at this time of the year. To help me count down the final few weeks I always have an advent calender. This year it is one that I bought in Nuremberg, Germany, in 2008, when I was lucky enough to go to the Christmas market there.
There were stalls upon stalls of wonderful Christmas delights and my Hb and I spent 3 days wandering around this beautiful city and enjoying the festivities.
We bought lots of new Christmas tree ornaments and decorations.
At night we sipped warm Gluhwein which made us glow and filled the cold night air with the scent of Christmas.
While we were there in December 2008 we bought several German Advent calendars, just like the ones I used to have when I was a little girl. They are so nostalgic. This is the one I have chosen to hang up for this year and I am so looking forward to opening the first window tomorrow morning.
It's a lovely double length which I will hang up by my bedside table tonight. These days it takes me a little longer to find the little number on each window. I open a window every morning, right up to the morning of Christmas Eve.
Even my "baby" daughter and son (now aged 24 and 21) still have an advent calendar....not sure my son would approve of that snippet of info if he ever read this blog!) Actually there is no chance of that so his secret is safe just between the 2 of us....
When I was small I always wrote my wish list to you on 30th November and sent it to you up the chimney. This year my husband has offered to do this for you ..... so here goes;
Jane's Christmas wish list 2010.
If I have been good enough, any of these would be super......
- Some cutters so that I can continue to experiment with my precious metal clay I so enjoyed making my pendant recently.
- Some new Body Shop shower gel and soaps, you know me, I do like these, and a girl can never have enough of these things.
- A solder sheet and solder block for my jewellery making.
- Estee Lauder White Linen body lotion, my favourite smelly and I have managed to run out of this (how timely).
- Last but not least and in fact this is my biggest wish for every Christmas......................
Thank you Father Christmas,
Age 40 something xx
I will not forget to leave out the sherry and mince pie for you on Christmas eve and the carrot for Rudolf ;0)
(I hope everyone is enjoying my ** to Christmas, the days are really flying by now. My next Christmas post is about none other than our Christmas Tree which we hope to buy at the weekend, Jx)