Sunday, 8 December 2019


the lord is come
let earth recieve her king
let every heart prepare him room
and heaven and nature sing
and heaven and nature sing
and heaven, and heaven, and nature sing.......

I do love a good Christmas carol !  Yes It's ture! The spirit of Christmas has arrived in the Sasha Village!
We have been out and about this weekend buying bits and bobs to help make the holiday a joyful one, hopefully, for the family. Have I finished the Christmas present !  But there is still plenty of time...

 We purchased a lovely colourful door wreath, with purple bows, that look blue in the photos.

Sansa bought a small green wreath to which she added some berries, for the lady of the door, we also purchased a new plant to go on the left while we try to save the one that was there and appears to be losing the will to live!

We found this lovely blue and yellow arts and crafts tile for £5 in one of our favourite shops which goes really well with the wallpaper we will be using in the breakfast/dinning room. we may make it into a teapot stand or just frame it and place it on the wall.

We also purchased this small wall planter which we'd seen there a couple of times and finally decided to buy and find a place in the garden for.

 Her head is crowned with leaves and berries.

I spent the first two days of the week resting up while the painkillers the Dr gave me got rid of the back spasms, which were being caused by the pain in the leg!  I have to confess that once back at work on Wednesday I just relied on over the counter painkillers during the day and the heavy duty ones before bed.
They have made a difference but it appears it's just one of those things I'll have to live with when attacks occur.
Of course this means I have not really achieved an awful lot but I am slowly getting things done.One of the good things about having to sit about last week as meant that I am half way through a cardigan for Clara for Christmas and my minds been working of other plans re blog etc.

 I also acquired this lovely three pint Winterberry jug by Emma Bridgewater which appears to have a small dusky purple dragon residing inside! I'm sure she'll get over her shyness when Clara comes around to visit!.

I am halfway through cleaning all the things on the dresser ready to give it a Christmas feel, so I'd best get back to it before I forget I was actually doing so and have a half empty dresser for days to come!

Hopeing you all have a lovely healthy week ahead. Bruno's Christmas tale will begin late next week.


Oh the weather outside is frightful and the fire is so delightful ! and since we've no place to go, let it snow let it snow let it snow....  ( not really! It's just a song...... )

Saturday, 7 December 2019


I thought I'd share a few more of the photos I took for the doll shelf day of Sansa getting ready to go shopping.

The problem with having a mirror behind and one opposite is, of course, you have to try and not appear in either!!

Which is why we had to have side view photos.

 from both left and right!

another view

taking the photo from the side but putting camera to the front... mmm whats that in the mirror....

adding old Reg to bring in a little Christmas spirit!

 I do like the reflection of Sansa, Reg and the Lady in the other mirror.

 Oh no what a face people pull when trying to take photos.. thank goodness I managed not to be seen......

Sansa is still on her misson to find the lady a suitable embellishment for the Christmas holidays, instead of a piece of ivy pulled from the garden wall!