It has been quite an eventful Christmas. We didn’t do what we normally do on Christmas Eve which is visit Leeds Castle as we were in the midst of a terrible storm with high winds and trees coming down all over the place. We woke up Christmas Eve morning to find the power had gone out around 3am and the house was getting chilly. We spent the morning in Canterbury city centre buying Christmas decorations (our Christmas decoration box went AWOL this year and we searched and searched with no luck – sadly it contained all the decorations we’d collected on our travels). We went for a simple theme of gold balls and twinkly lights so we went on a hunt for those (harder than we expected as gold wasn’t in this year).
Yes, the observant will see that this post is actually posted on a Sunday but this, too, is a drive-by post. The last month has been chaotic. Out of the 22 days of December so far: 18 of those have been with house guests, 2 days in Cambridge, set up and put down in three galleries in Herne Bay and Whitstable, four Christmas parties, continual house tidying and, of course, lots and lots of driving. So in a word, EXHAUSTED!
Louise and Bob brought us many brilliant gifts, one of which was a pattern for a pillow case and a super set of fabric to make it with. I picked out some fabric yesterday and made a second for Paul. I made Paul’s first and then much slower progress on the second – you’ll see why when you look at the photos.
It is with great delight that all humans and cats in chez pao have the honour of hosting the annual Minnesota cheer wagon (commonly known as Bob and Louise).
They arrived yesterday so we whisked them off coastwards so Bob could see the sea, Louise could do a bit of shopping and we could enjoy our day with them.