advent calendar 2015 - day 17 and day 18

Drinking hot cocoa with a handful of marshmallows was yesterday's activity, and it actually happened for dinner, since we unexpectedly decided to have breakfast for dinner ! (do you often do that ? It hardly ever happens over here) That was fun !

underneath the mug, is a Christmas themed placemat by   Pimpernel   that I've had for over a decade & that I love to use in December.

underneath the mug, is a Christmas themed placemat by Pimpernel that I've had for over a decade & that I love to use in December.

Today's activity isn't one, it's a chocolate lollipop once again (last chocolate of the calendar, I reassure you !)

I remember now that I didn't show you what I did with a piece of a wooden shutter I rescued from my parents' summer house (now being sold) : I taped Christmas cards & hung a string of fairy lights & it made a seasonal display !

Yup, that's hubby in the background, working from home. As you can see, the weather's really dark & gloomy today. Off to do the last of the holiday shopping before everyone goes ! (that's rosemary in the thrifted ceramic pot, btw)

Today's Christmas song is part of a movie with the same name : "White Christmas"

Thank you for indulging my soft spot for Christmas musics/songs ... I'm not so cheesy, I swear ! It's just that there are moments, these days, when I feel a little anxious about our world & our future, and I need to find bubbles of carefree things like these. Thank you for your understanding.

Have a lovely weekend, everyone. I'll be back here tomorrow or on Sunday.

ox

Sonia

downsizing & purging for a better life

downsizing & purging for a better life

* caution : long post ahead !

I have (with my husband, then with our children) moved 8 times between 1999 & 2014. I have gotten rid of things along the way, giving them away mostly, and stupidly stocking them at my parents' or inlaws'. During our last move, back in December 2014, I decided that we really needed to get rid of more things. And that's what we did, but we still moved a whole bunch of things. (believe me) We don't have any garage so we rely on my mom's & my inlaws' for things we can't possibly stock up at home.

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