Friday, 24 December 2010

And then the wheels fell off

We had 6 inches of snow last weekend, which just Doesn't Happen here. We went snowballing and sledging and basically made the most of it. I'm not sure who was the most excited but I suspect it may have been Mr DC.


Thank you for all the get well wishes - they worked temporarily but then this week they wore off. We had a big old family Christmas planned - the first time in years we would have almost all been together on Christmas Day. Unfortunately the world had other plans and as a result of illness both at our house and at my poor sister's, we'll be at home. While I am currently well, I am tired - I wrote down the dosage to give Tall Small this morning as her temperature hit 39C AGAIN and walked downstairs and couldn't remember whether or not I'd actually given her the medicine.


Still, there is an end in sight, we hope, and in between alternating doses of Calpol and Calprofen the Smalls are in good spirits. And we had a delivery of heating oil today (thank you Team Flitwick!), and Mr DC braved the supermarket so we will have a proper dinner tomorrow instead of fishfingers.


Before it all kicked off, last weekend we had a lovely party for little people and decorated a small village of gingerbread houses and made sparkling crystal snowmen and Christmas trees.


Patterns adapted from instructions given at Spoilt Rotten beads

So, there's a lot to be grateful for, and we will hang our stockings up this evening and have a lovely time tomorrow, albeit not as planned. I hope you're all well, and happy, and that your Christmas is really, really wonderful.

33 comments:

  1. Oh, Happy Christmas to you all! I am sure it will still feel Christmassy, although not in the way you have planned it.

    Those gingerbread houses are the sweetest little things ever! Love the smartie decorations.

    N xx

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  2. Oh I hope everyone is feeling completely better very soon. The gingerbread houses are fabulous! Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

    K x

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  3. Do hope you all feel better very soon and have a lovely Christmas! Ruthx

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  4. I hope you have a lovely time despite the illness, we are home too due to Em having coming down with a heavy cold and temperature. So the family visit to Dorset is off :-( Merry Christmas Jane x

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  5. Oh, you poor things. Still, I'm jealous about the snow...

    I hope that you have a great Christmas!

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  6. Oh, bless your dear heart(s)! I'm so sorry about the loss of the big family get-together as a result of all the sickie stuff. Here's hoping that your celebration turns out to be one of happy coziness, just the four of you.

    Certainly it's fodder for stories in years to come, like the time I had a stomach bug and was allowed to venture only as far as the kitchen to open my presents (so I wouldn't contaminate the old ladies in the living room)...

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  7. Happy Christmas to you, Val (and please email me your address as I have some cards to send you). Hope you're all feeling a lot brighter very soon. Rest, rejuvenate, and enjoy yourselves!
    Diana x

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  8. Merry Christmas, hope you all get better in time for your fish fingers...I mean turkey!
    Your gingerbread house looks great, our walls wouldn't stick together so we decided it was a ruin instead.xx

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  9. Oh no! I sympathise completely Val. have the best day possible tomorrow.

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  10. Oh I really hope you all feel better soon and that you manage to have a wonderful Christmas despite the illness. Take care, Helen.x

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  11. Oh, I'm so sorry Val. Hope you're all feeling better and I know you'll have a very happy Christmas wherever you are, as you'll still be surrounded by love.

    Happy 2011, take good care of yourself!

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  12. What a shame your plans have been cancelled, I am sure you will have a lovely Christmas regardless.

    Sending you healthy wishes to you and all your little poorlies.

    Alison
    x

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  13. Hope the day has its joys, despite all the obstacles - that gingerbread house is a delight in itself!

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  14. wishing you all a very happy christmas and hope you all have a lovely time!

    xx

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  15. Sorry you have all been feeling ill, sending you get well soon vibes. I hope you have a fab day.

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  16. I hope the DottyCookie family had a wonderful Christmas Day!

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  17. Lovely photos
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
    Carolyn x

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  18. Hope you all had a lovely day yesterday despite a resurgence of the lurgies. Let's hope you've got them all out of the way and that you have a very happy and healthy new year!

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  19. Oh dear - I hope you have all recovered, and are enjoying the Christmas festivities!

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  20. I'm sure the sight of those filled stockings helped everyone feel better. Seasons greetings to you all.

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  21. Awww, it's just not right to be sick at Christmas, is it? We've had a nasty cold virus making its way through the family as well. Thankfully, it's just hit the big people!
    Blessings & hope you're all well!
    G

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  22. Awww, Ms. Dottie -- I'm so sorry to hear that the plan was changed. I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas anyway and that you're all feeling better by now!

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  23. I do hope you all had a good one, despite the germs. We have been under the lurgi cosh here too - rubbish, isn't it? x

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  24. Oh, my goodness, DottyCookie... Do hope you're all feeling better soon, and that there was still some festivity to be had in spite of need to change plans. Many thanks for the birthday wishes at my place yesterday--great to see you. We're slowly emerging from being wonderfully wrapped up in the holiday spirit and glow. We'll be home for New Year's Eve as usual. We like to be home with our kitty Charlie, as he hates the sound of fireworks going off around here. We have some bubbly in the fridge chilling for some excitement though. ;o) I'm looking forward to the New Year! Wishing you & yours much PEACE, LOVE & JOY in 2011! ((HUGS))

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  25. hope you're all better by now.....?

    Happy new year Val!

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  26. Sorry you've not been well - hope everyone is better soon.

    Best Wishes for 2011 x

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  27. The snow shot (of your street?) is so picturesque it took my breath away. Hope everyone on the mend now.

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  28. Being sick at Christmas time just seems so much worse... I hope you're all over it by now. Take care. Jx

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  29. I love your bead work and the gingerbread houses! Hope you're all feeling better now.

    Happy New Year!

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  30. Hi, I am a new follower - I wanted to invite you to join my 'a make a month 2011 challenge'! Hope you decide to join us!

    We also had dreadful snow here in Warwickshire, it was so deep that we where cut off for 2 days!
    love Annie xx

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  31. A very belated Happy New Year to you all. I hope you managed to have a lovely time together even though it was a quiet one. We missed all the snow and got out just in time, hope you stayed bundled up :)
    Jx

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  32. I know I am out of season but having spied your gingerbread houses, me and my guys had to have ago, love jelly tots...yum

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