Friday, 27 December 2013

Something light and refreshing now, please.................

Seem to have eaten nothing but very rich foods for days. Something very light and refreshing tonight I think!
Hope you all had a great Christmas. We had a lovely time. Great fun with fake moustaches! -

You wouldn't want to mess with these two! -

Tilly's going, 'Oh, my parents' ! - 
More fun too, with a slightly mad board game, Funny Faces, ! -

Mother-in-law (91!) painted this lovely picture of Ruby -
Pretty good, I'd say -
And I was very pleased to receive this print of Ruby and her brothers from son-in-law -

Some cold winds recently, but still pretty mild here (much sympathy to those experiencing flooding and power cuts). These marigolds are still going strong in the garden -
Have a great week!


  1. Yes, we went for salad tonight too, albeit a turkey one! Glad you had a good time. That portrait of Ruby is fantastic!

  2. Your Mother-in-Law is an amazing portrait artist!

    Simple food here now as we finish off the salad and fruit stocked up for Christmas.

  3. Lovely portrait by your mother-in-law - what a talented lady! And the print is fabulous. Gorgeous gifts. Enjoyed the moustachioed family shots too, looks like you had a great day. Funny enough plastic moustaches were the only cracker contents the kids seemed to be interested in this year! xx

  4. Looks and sounds as if a wonderful time was had by all.
    I have had my fill of stodgy fattening foods for this year and am craving lighter things too.Amazing what you manage to eat at this time of year isnt it?

  5. Hello Abby, looks like you had a fun Christmas. The painting and print of Ruby are fantastic, and I really can't believe those beautiful marigolds are growing in your garden. Many thanks for your lovely greetings, I hope you and your family have a happy and healthy 2014. Thank you so much for all your encouraging comments and lovely posts this past year, with love, Linda x

  6. Ha, love the moustaches. The painting is amazing, what a brilliant artist your MIL is :) xx

  7. What an amazing portrait, a lovely family heirloom to cherish for years to come ...

    Just tucking into beef buns with pickles ... This has to stop!

    Love Claire xxx

  8. Love the portrait. What a treasure!
    I am cracking up because my 8 year old nephew brought
    mustaches too and we had so much fun with them! :)

  9. I know the feeling - a friend offered me a mince pie with cream the other day. Couldn't even face the idea of it, let alone the taste. But I am still on casseroles but with lots of paprika to keep us warm!
    Beautiful portraits. Glad you've had a great Christmas! Tonia x

  10. It's always a relief to get back to normal food again, after all the feasting. Happy 2014!

  11. What priceless moustache photos and a beautiful portrait! A happy family indeed!

    Warm wishes for the New Year and, yes, this is my first visit here and I would very much like to return if you don't mind :-)


    1. Of course I don't mind! Lovely to see you. Hay New Year. I shall go off and visit your blog now! Abby x