Not Christmas Christmas

Tonight I only have a very small update for my Etsy shop Lampwork Jewels. They will go up a bit earlier than usual, around 7.30pm because I have a family dinner to attend. My brother-in-law and his family moved to Hove a few weeks ago and now they live less than a mile away, previously they lived in Moscow so it really is lovely to have them on the doorstep. My mother-in-law, Mrs J. has been staying with us this week and we have had a fantastic time, lots of meals out and family meals.

At the weekend we had a not Christmas Christmas celebration at Simon's house, there were 11 of us altogether. He had decorations up, a tree and Christmassy songs playing, we all had to buy a £5.00 gift for the lucky dip which was particularly tricky because the age range was 10-80. I bought a mini nerf gun which obviously ended up with the least appropriate guest, Mrs J.... I think she loved it! Si & Dee cooked a fantastic roast dinner with all the trimmings and then Sunday wasn't Boxing Day so we went back for cold cuts and bubble and squeak. We used to get together in November and do this when the children were small because we couldn't all get together at Christmas but haven't managed it for some time now. We all love each others company and it was so much fun, I really hope we can do it again next year.

Christmas Dinner in November
Christmas Dinner in November

So not many new beads this week but I have plans to lock myself in the shed next week, watch this space!

teal floral lampwork bead
teal floral lampwork bead