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

Advent calendar 2018 - day 5 & 6

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Activity of Day 5 was painting / decorating a white mug with porcelain mugs. We did that in the past, twice, and I cherish the mugs they had done.

My youngest (14) painting his mug …

My youngest (14) painting his mug …

This is the bottom of it ! They signed it & dated it.

This is the bottom of it ! They signed it & dated it.

Activity of Day 6 was cutting paper snowflakes. I know, this sounds rather dull & easy … but it’s always good fun !

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My eldest (16) cutting his snowflakes

My eldest (16) cutting his snowflakes

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Wishing you all a beautiful weekend ahead ! It’s pretty busy right now over here, but I do my best for squeezing the activities (and the blogging !) ! I hope you enjoy following them along !

With love,

Sonia

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Advent calendar 2018 - day 3 & 4

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We may not make earth-shattering activities, but I try to find some that are rather fast & easy, and that can be useful or beautiful (or tasteful) for the whole household. (or minimum for the boys themselves)

So, the Activity of Day 3 was making garlands with golden (sparkly) round stickers, along sewing thread. You can see a close up above, and we have made several ones that adorn the kitchen window bay.

Activity of Day 4 wasn’t an activity unless you consider “eating a little chocolate Santa” as an activity LOL

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Wishing you all a lovely day & midde of the week ! Be well !

With love,

Sonia