Monday, 15 November 2010

Its Chriiiiistmas!

Ooh are you getting excited yet? I start getting giddy at the end of August - seriously. There is so much to do and I always run out of time - and I always have a whinge about how much I 'need' to do but I'll let you into a secret ...I love it!

Around this time, I start to think about the Christmas traditions that we have..I know that each family has different ones and I love hearing about them.

One of ours is each betting to guess what colour the Queen is wearing for her speech (not that we tend to watch it, we are normally sitting down for Christmas dinner with a port and lemon at that point). We have a maximum 50p bet - Gamblers Anonymous please don't be alarmed - its only once a year! Its hard work managing to avoid what she's wearing as it is normally on the news the week before but well worth it.

A friend of mine's Dad insists on going downstairs first shouting bye to Father Christmas down the drive saying 'See you next year!" - She is 35 and married with her own son but they won't stop that tradition.

What are your traditions at Christmas? Share them -you may start a craze!

PS The photo is from Christmas 2008 in our living room - Another tradition, the house is a tip in 2 seconds flat!

Monday, 8 November 2010

A quick update ...

Hi to anyone who is still brave enough to lurk around! I've been missing in action for quite a while now but wanted to check in briefly to explain why. I have so many wonderful plans for the blog but something always stops me from posting until now. I always feel that the blog post has to be 'worthy' of posting or have something unique to say but really who cares if it is only a tiny post - I know when I come across blogs that have short posts I am more likely to read until the end - Hell, we are all pressed for time!

So what's coming up?

Well, the biggest addition to the Costello family will be our new baby due end of Feb - I am looking forward to how life will change since we had our last child in 2006. I know I am actively going to have to search for Mum & Baby activities - St Helens isnt the most cosmopolitan of places - come along and join the fun!

There's tons of book reviews, some product reviews, mishaps & misdemeanours from the rest of the Costello clan and don't forget my other food/cake blog which is here

This post didn't end up being that short did it?