Saturday, 24 December 2011

Seasons Greetings

I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and hope to see you again early in 2012.

That was what I was going to post as I haven't been around since September but wanted to send wishes to all.

However, doing the rounds of blogging friends I looked in on Ladybird World Mother and her post gave me inspiration to do a longer post.

When my son was about 5/6 years old he made a shepherd, at school (he is now 43). It is a treasured part of Christmas for me and each year I bring it out from it's wrappings and place it under our tree.

As some of you may know son and his family lived in Australia for 7 years returning to UK in March this year. A couple of weeks ago they came to visit to exchange Christmas gifts and knowing this I decorated the Christmas tree early for the children to enjoy. Naturally, Shepherd took up his usual place. While the family were here I pointed out the shepherd and told my grandchildren that their Daddy had made it when he was a little boy at school. My son chuckled. He said "I can remember making it; it's made of a Fairy Liquid bottle and a papier mache head". His children were duly impressed but chuckled too as they looked at this strange and wonderfully weird shepherd.

So, as well as a thank you to Ladybird World Mother (I can recommend her blog highly) I would like to say again to you all - I wish you a very Happy and Peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year.


SquirrelQueen said...

The little shepherd is so cute. It those precious little things that make Christmas so special.

Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Maggie May said...

This type of thing makes Christmas, doesn't it?
I find my granddaughters love to hear about what their daddy got up to when he was a little boy!
Have a very Merry Christmas.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

joo said...

My best wishes beautiful and happy Christmas to you and your family:)

ADDY said...

Those little home-made things mean far more than the most expensive decoration in the world and there is a story behind every one too. Happy Christmas.

cheshire wife said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog.

I still have a Father Christmas that I made at school when I was about nine! A Happy Christmas to you and your family.

Cezar and Léia said...

Sweet Anne,
A very special 2012 to you and your adorable family!Thanks for your friendship!
purrs and love
Luna and mammy Léia

Jay said...

I LOVE the shepherd! He's so cute, no wonder you kept him! Did you ever think one day you'd be showing him to your son's children?

We have a bright blue papier mache money box pig that my son made at school. I love that pig!

Deb said...

Merry Christmas from Texas

Gill - That British Woman said...

a Belated Merry Christmas to you, and so I am not late a Happy and Proserous 2012 to you and you family.

By the way I have all my childrens homemade items ready to pass onto them when they have children.

Gill in Canada

Maggie May said...

Just popped by to say, HAPPY NEW YEAR.
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Denise said...

Hello Anne, what a lovely story about the shepherd. I have some very precious ornaments our son made but they're stuck in the far reaches of the basement storage area, and I cannot get to them without a grappling hook! Next year's resolution is to clean out the basement so that I can reach some much treasured items. It's time for downsizing and keeping those special mementos within easy reach.

Wishing you A Very Happy New Year.