Last year I set myself the ever so slightly bonkers task of a blogging advent calendar. Sheer madness at this time of year, yet when I look back over the 24 posts from December 2010 I am amazed at what I actually managed to achieve throughout the month. It was almost as if having to have something to write about each day made me get my backside in gear and get on with things... so I thought I might try to do the same this year... and then I thought don't be daft Gina... but I made the mistake of mentioning it in class today and someone said how they enjoyed reading a post each day in December (you know who you are!)... and so I thought why not! (I know... dozens of reasons why not but hey ho!)
Well, I'm willing to give it a try and I will start with an image of our advent calendar that I have probably posted each December that I've been blogging. No apologies for repetition, because for me this signals the start of Christmas. I sat up into the early hours of Nov 30th/Dec 1st finishing this appliqued calandar many years ago and it has graced our hall every year since. I love the slightly deranged looking angels.
My boys may be bigger, two of them are no longer at home but still the little bags get filled with chocolates and the countdown begins... and it's official... I am bonkers!!!