Advent calendar 2018 - day 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 & 19

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Um, well, what a busy time of the year … sorry for the delay in posting, but I do my best ! Here’s the recap of the activities done this past week !

Activity of Day 13 was : eating brussel sprouts shaped chocolate LOL

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Activity of Day 14 was : playing bingo ! Fun ! We’ll do it again on Christmas day.

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Activity of Day 15 was : renovating Pitou’s scratching spot (a tower), which is made of disks of cardbaord. We simply cut off the edges & it’s like brand new again. We’ve had it for a handful of years & is good to go for more ! I won’t lie, it took us longer than what I thought, so I cut half of them myself.

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Activity of Day 16 was : baking sugar biscuits ! (like shortbread, actually) Yum yum yummy ! We ate them for snacks & for 2 breakfasts.

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Activity of Day 17 was : making (super easy & fast) mini wreaths with rosemary from the garden. Cut, bend, tie, voilà, it’s done ! And looking great !

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Activity of Day 18 was : again, some chocolate to eat.

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Activity of Day 19 (today !) was : drinking hot cocoa topped with chantilly cream !

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Tonight hubby’s coming home after 10 long days away (we missed him so much !), and the most wonderful news is that he’ll be home for the next 18 days !!!! Woohoo !

See you soon for the last (what ??!) five activities in our calendar ! Thanks for your visit today !

With love,

Sonia

Advent calendar 2018 - day 11 & 12

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We’ve now reached the middle of the calendar … time goes by so fast !

Activity of Day 11 was : eating mini christmas tree shaped shortbreads (from Marks & Spencer - photo on top)

Activity of Day 12 was : making a N O E L sign (with cardboard & gold paint) to display on top of the sideboard. (yes, always the same sideboard, it’s getting crowdy over there ! ahah)

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The golden paint doesn’t show very much, but it was dark when I took the photos. We’ve reached the shortest days of the year for sure.

Wishing you a beautiful second half of the month !

With love,

Sonia

Advent calendar 2018 - day 7, 8, 9 & 10

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If you wonder what were the activities of the last days, here they are …

Activity of Day 7 was : watching The Blue Carbuncle, which has been a family tradition for years now.

Activity of Day 8 was : painting on window panes (precisely the bathroom one) with Posca (which we’ve had for a couple of years now)

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Activity of Day 9 was : cutting some small branches of the conifer hedge, and decorate the top of the sideboard with them. Easy peasy. (see photo on top)

Activity of Day 10 was : making a cardboard garland for the back of the (same) sideboard, which is now visible since we’ve moved furniture around, last month.

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I’m not gonna lie, I had a bit underestimated how busy every day would be (they’re 14 & 16 after all), how unexpectedly busy weekends could turn out to be (film shooting in the house was NOT planned when I planned it all), but I’m (we are) still happy to do it all. I just wonder if it’ll be the last year in this very kind of form … (food for thought)

Have a great middle of the week & thanks for stopping by !

With love,

Sonia