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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
― Charles Dickens

Christmas is upon us! Or rather, it’s almost here. The Christmas feeling is just starting to creep in having done a few festive related bits this weekend and with just five days left of work, there is a definite feeling of the year coming to an end. Those who have been following the blog since it’s creation will have noticed that there was a distinct drop in activity this year. I can’t even explain why. I can only reason that I’ve picked up my phone to take a snap, more than I’ve picked up my actual camera. It’s not a bad thing, as at times I try and plan my shots a bit better, but I have missed the D-SLR. Lots has been going on however, so here here are a few previews…

Chocolate Oreo Balls – The Recipe

I’ve started having a bit more of a presence on Instagram lately and my photos of the classic Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Balls appeared to be well received. I first found the recipe on Southern Living.

I’ve tweaked it a little bit, just a few short-cuts to make it easier. Firstly, chill the blended Oreo/cream cheese mixture before you roll the balls out otherwise there will just be a huge oreo coloured mess. Secondly, melt less chocolate! You honestly don’t need as much as they are suggesting. The end result seems to go down well with those who love sweet treats…

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The Dog…

She’s had her twice yearly groom at the pooch parlour, and boy was she grumpy. But she came home a changed woman, having lost lost of her fluffy bits (elbows and trousers) and with less hairy ears. That’s the dog we’re talking about…

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She has been very receptive towards wearing her festive bits and pieces and hasn’t moaned once (yet.)

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The Decorations…

The tree is up, the festive bits are planted, the house is well and truly on its way to being full of festive cheer (hah!) and so is my parents, where we also worked hard to get everything ready for the season. Here are some snapshots…and that’s it for now, bring on annual leave and more time for photography!

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“All because two people fell in love…”

Lots of planning and perfection went into last nights party which was to celebrate my parents thirty years of marriage (what a milestone!) The weather was perfect, the lights were wonderful, food amazing and the guests were fabulous.

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We couldn’t have asked for a better day – the only thing that would have finished it all off in the bestest way was if Grandad could have been there. However he had lots of visitors throughout the weekend which was more than we could ask for! (I just realised I don’t have a photo of my parents together on the evening – here’s a few lovely guests instead!

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Cream tea was in abundance at three PM with a splash of Pimms available for those who wanted it too. The scones were amazing and there were so many!

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The evening was great, a little chilly for August but the Fire Pits kept us warm and the lighting later on in the evening warmed the garden up slightly. The BBQ was amazing, thank goodness a caterer was brought in though because there were many hungry mouths to feed and lots of prep to do! The tidying up…..not so fun ;)

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My parents didn’t want gifts and asked that anyone who wanted to, put a donation in the tin for Alzheimers UK and a charity walk that my sister is doing. We raised over £200…. amazing, incredibly generosity from everybody involved so thank you for that as well! If you would like to donate please visit this page.

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Congratulations parents on achieving your thirty years, an inspiring couple of people – here’s to the next thirty!

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And bless our little Maisy who didn’t last the evening, choosing to curl up inside on the sofa by herself…

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