Saturday, 1 December 2012

Day One

Thank you all so much for your lovely comments and messages about Barley. I think it is going to take us all quite a while to get used to the big gap he has left in our lives. I'm trying to cope by keeping busy so I thought I would do what I have done for the past two years during December and make a blogging advent calender.
 
 
Twenty four posts, one each day during December up to Christmas day.

 
Totally mad of course, But I don't care... want to join me?

 
I will start day one with a photo of our 'real' advent calender because I would hate to break a blogging habit and I think this has been on my blog each December since I started blogging five years ago. It's hanging up as it has done each year since I made it and the bags are filled with chocolates but I don't think anyone has noticed yet. Perhaps my men would have preferred Ali's beer calendar?
 
Whatever... the countdown has begun!

16 comments:

  1. Not noticed chocolate?! I'm sure they will soon! I'm not sure I could do a blog each day, but I'll certainly read each of yours :-)

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  2. Your real advent calendar is lovely Gina. I didn't intend to do an Advent blog, but after seeing a few started I'm thinking maybe...?
    But I'm looking forward to seeing yours... bet there will be some of your scrummy mince pies coming along soon!
    Celia
    xx

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  3. I will give it a go Gina. We don't have an advent calendar any more - I will just post a little Christmas item/picture each day. Your calendar looks lovely x Jo

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  4. A man on radio 2 the other night mentioned a gin advent calendar. What was I doing looking at the chocolate ones then?

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  5. Great advent calendar. Have a lovely weekend.

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  6. Not sure I'll manage to post every day but I will make sure I read your posts every day :o)

    Starting to feel very Christmassy here - Mr Moog and I have done a big 'Spring clean' ready for the decorations to go up and for once the house looks lovely!

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  7. Love your Advent calendar but I haven't managed an ordinary blog post for the last 10 days so I'm a hopeless case for one every day. I shall enjoy reading yours though. I don't feel very Christmassy yet but I have begun making preparations. The time this year has passed so quickly I'm still back in September!

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  8. That is so lovely, I will enjoy reading your posts.
    Twiggy x

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  9. All the more chocolate for you!! ;)
    I won't promise to blog every day but I will promise drop in here. :)
    V xxx

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  10. How lovely,trust the men not to notice, they're sooooo..... unobservant !
    I think a post a day is a lovely idea and a great distraction :-)

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  11. I love that tea advent calendar, but then again I don't drink beer :)

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  12. Not sure I have the stamina for a daily advent blog Gina but it's a great idea. Shall ponder on it.... ps Have they twigged about the chocolate yet?

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  13. Good luck! I think this is a brilliant idea - mad, but brilliant.

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  14. Great idea and yes, mad but fun. I'll leave it to you though - a blog a day? Once a week is about it for me!Like the chocolate idea!

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  15. Funny - I find 'don't forget to eat your Advent chocolate' a pretty underused phrase in a normal morning full of reminders!!!

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