Saturday, 18 December 2010

The best way to spread Christmas cheer...

Is singing loud for all to hear!


We shall never tire of this film in our house.

We're becoming all Christmassy but

It's still growing in a snowy field at the moment
and we're off to collect it tommorow.

Not sure who is the biggest kid,
me or the boys, hee hee!

before I get on to what I want to show you
things must be told to all my bloggy friends out there.

First the good news...
Thank you for everyone who wished Basil well for his
ahem, 'little op'
this went ahead problem free.  Phew!

Now the sad news,
I'm very sorry to tell you
that Daisy, my little red hen,
had been poorly for so long and has
flown up to the big chicken coop in the sky.

I made the choice that for a hen to be taken to the
vets for treatment was too stressful for my little old lady.
She had a good few last weeks with her little chums
to snuggly up with and always greeted me with little clucks
and enjoyed her Marmite on toast every morning.
But she slipped away one night last week. 

Anyroad!!!  What am I doing being all glum
when it's Christmas time eh?!
How very dare me ;o)

So, here I am sharing some snaps of
my trip into town today for the
Manchester Christmas Markets
and a bit of shopping thrown in too.
I hope you enjoy them.

A singing moose!

St. Anne's Square.

Christmas jumpers and reindeers...
albeit just the skins(!) but both very cuddly.

Huge twirly whirly thingbob.

Obligatory hat photo.

Twinkling tree.

The wheel.

Then in to Selfridges...

A very expensive bike.

The reason being is still a bit of a mystery,
but it's 'maker' may have something to do with it.

A bit of CK love going on.

...and some more love.  Yummy.

A quick wizz around here.

Then off to gaze in awe at the beautiful fairground.


So, there we have it!
A quick catch up,
and a lovely day out shared.

I've been enjoying playing around with my photos on


Hoping you won't mind, but I'm loving the effects this end.

Now if I don't see you before
(I hope I do)
let me wish you all a


Love Claire. X


Betty (Yappy) said...

Sorry about your much loved little hen but she will have gone off to eternal sleep knowing she was loved by hens and humans alike. Lovely pictures of your day out.

bellaboo said...

So sorry,you are parted from your sweet Daisy hen,she sounded quite a little character!
Good news re Basil.You should notice him calming down a bit now...well that's the theory anyway!
Lovely pics of your trip.Love the hat!Wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas full of lovely surprises! :0)

Amanda said...

Love the pictures of our Manchester Markets. I bet it looks gorgeous today in all this snow! Have a really good Christmas and hoefully in the New Year we'll be sharing a coffee and a natter! Lots of love, Amanda xxx

Country Girl said...

A Gucci bike! Whatever next?
Sorry to hear about your little hen.
Have a happy Christmas

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Sorry to hear about your hen!
We we went to the markets the other day and had a fab time. Too much booze though.

Josie-Mary said...

Sorry to hear about Daisy :(
Looks like a lovely market & the photo's are great x

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Claire,

I just like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving many lovely comments.

I have enjoyed reading your blog throughout the year and hope to enjoy many more in the new year, Tamara x

Emma said...

Looks like a great way to spend the day. Happy Christmas to you too xxx

delia hornbook said...

ohh love all your photo's what a great day you had, I love the old fashioned sleigh in one of the photo's. I was sorry to hear your news about poor Hen but she had an amazing life with you and her memories you will treasure. Enjoy getting your tree. Have a lovely christmas, Dee x