Sunday, 5 December 2010

Santa gets in training........

Walking into town yesterday, I thought there was a red flag on one of the churches. As I got nearer, I realised it was a person -

Nearer still and realised it was Santa! -

Abseiling for charity?  Or practising for getting up to those high chimneys if the reindeer go on strike?

The duck pond (well, it's a lake really) is still almost all frozen - 

much to the annoyance of the ducks (and seagulls!) - 

Found these funny knitted rabbits recently - the bride and groom don't look overjoyed, do they?! - 

And the best man's only got one leg (paw) - a good stag night, obviously!  -


AND - of course! - a baby pic - Ruby (for that indeed is her name) - and our oldest grandson (nearly 10) -

Hope you're all having a good weekend!


  1. Gorgeous pic of Ruby, I love that name :0) x

  2. Daffodils and snow, how lovely. An Ruby looks so peaceful!The bunnies are cute, if a little grumpy!

  3. Oh I am so pleased baby has arrived and Ruby is the perfect name !! She's a darling baby :-)
    Thanks for popping by - I do envy your secret santa arrangement, and I hope that one day it can happen in our huge family too !!!!!
    Happy days - go cuddle the baby :-)
    D x

  4. Just catching up on your posts after a week away! Congratulations on the safe (if quick) arrival of little Ruby:) You don't see abseiling Santas everyday!

  5. Please call in if you are ever in byron bay!

  6. i have been enthralled reading your baby story! how exciting!!! ))((

  7. Ruby...Lovely baby and a lovely name...
    Julie x
    You'll have to amend your About Me page page now!

  8. Oooh, yes, thanks, Julie, I will!! Just been wasting time playing around with design!!

  9. She's adorable. And just in time for Christmas! Thats lovely. xxxx

  10. What a lovely post. Beautiful pictures and what a gorgeous name! The bunnies are cute albeit a little cross! That's teach them to get legless! (Sorry, couldn't resist!)

  11. Congratulations, Ruby is beautiful.
    Your blog home picture is cute too!
    Liz x

  12. Just came to say thanks for the lovely comment, and read your exciting news about baby Ruby. Congratulations to you all. What a thrill!

  13. Congrats on the dramatic swift arrival of Ruby. My baby now 17 wieghed 11 bl 2oz when he was born, so I feel for your daughter, Ruby is a cutie !!love your header , and thanks for lovely coment on my blog ,glad we have met! Love Linda x

  14. Hello there! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog and many congratulations, your grandaughter is so sweet!

  15. Ruby is beautiful and so lovingly held by your grandson
    xx fee

  16. Thanks for the birthday wishes and visiting my blog today. Love the rabbits, and Ruby too. Shopping yesterday I met a cute little girl, called Mabel. She was just two and a bit, and I thought how lovely to hear an old fashioned name being used by a young woman for her little girl.
    I won't get my bus pass until next September, trust the government to move the goalposts just as I was getting there!

  17. Congratulations to you all on your newest addition, she is a sweetie with a beautiful name! I love the santa in training idea ;-)Here Santa comes into the village on a fishing boat!!!

  18. Gosh! that was a quick birth! Congratulations to you. Loved your little bunnies in this post. They are wonderful.