Thursday, 31 December 2015

Photo diary: week 52+, 365

And here it is, the last day of the year. Bye, bye, 2015! You were eventful. And thus the daily photo-taking 365 project comes to an end for this year. Will I continue in 2016? I probably will.

On Sunday the 20th we were still looking for some Christmas gifts, and Eddie was admiring the Star Wars goodies in M&S.


On Monday we had a play date with one of Eddie's buddies, at our place, and I baked some brownies.


On Tuesday our friend Jen took us by car to the Burford garden centre to look at all the Christmas decorations.



The day before Christmas I cooked a delicious cranberry sauce with white wine. I will put the recipe on my blog, once I have a spare minute.



Christmas Day: I have been cooking for hours and hours. By the time our guests arrived, I was totally exhausted, but it was worth it. We had a wonderful time with our friends. They came with their three kids and 90-year-old Nana. Eddie didn't want the day to end. When our friends left, he was sulking, so when I asked if my husband could take a photo of us together, he was sitting next to me with the grumpiest facial expression ever. When I looked at the photo, I asked "Who died? What's with that face?"


We received a huge box from Character Toys with the newly released Teletubbies toys. I told Eddie we couldn't open the box yet.


For a few days after Christmas he was busy building his new Lego sets. He got six new Lego sets for Christmas, but then you can never have enough Lego, could you?!


On the 28th I tried to do a few selfies with Eddie, but he was making faces the usual way.


We were asked to feed the neigbour's guinea pigs, a task which Eddie enjoys a lot. It was a sunny day, and I was surprised to see this little blue grape hyacinth in the garden.


Birch trees always make me think of Russia. If I look up, see the blue sky and the silhouettes of the birch trees, I am lost in time and space. Is it Britain, is it Russia?



Our last day of the year was quite mundane. Eddie and I went to a cafe at M&S for a quick cuppa tea for me and a Percy Pig chocolate lolly for him. We did a bit of grocery shopping to last for a couple of days, and Eddie begged me to buy a little toy for him in the Christmas junk section, a spinning wand, and he's been playing with it all evening.


It's after 9pm on new year's eve. my guys are watching TV, and I am sitting with my laptop, blogging. They say, the way you spend the last hours of the year, you'll be doing exactly the same things through the year. Well, I don't mind, that's my world, my family around me and my blog.
Farewell, 2015!
Happy new year, my dear blog readers!

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful phots,Eddie is so awesome.
    I ve two young sons,both are wotking in two part of the world..
    And I must admit it s very hard to live the events without them, quite ipossible.
    YThe best is to enoy a most whe th child are just child, when they grow ,impossible t keep them home
    ;
    So is the life.
    Anyway, want to wish you and you Family a wonderful and Happy New Year!
    http://helenamybeauty.over-blog.com/2015/12/fetez-sans-grossir-festivities-without-getting-fat.html

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    1. Thank you Helena! I can imagine it is hard to be without kids on such days. Eddie is a cheeky little man, full of mischief, and he always makes me laugh, even when I am cross with him.

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  2. that is a lovely photo of you and your grumpy boy on Christmas day - shame he is puling that face but you look very relaxed.
    i love that book archway at the garden centre
    wishing you a happy new year x

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    1. Thank you Jenny! Happy new year to you!

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  3. I love the book door arch, and that's a great final photo. Happy new year.

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    1. Thank you Emma, happy new year to you and yours!

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  4. Lovely photos! So festive!
    Wishing you all the best for 2016 x

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    1. Thank you Kim! Happy new year to you and your family too!

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  5. what a lovely way to end the year and I agree one can never have too much lego

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    1. Thank you! Our house is filled to the brim with Lego, we are addicted to it.

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  6. What a contrast between the sulks of Christmas Day and the huge beaming smiles of Boxing Day.
    Bob loves his lego as well.
    What a novel archway made out of books.
    Your last picture is delightful, I love the way the glow is shining on his happy face

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    1. Thank you Elaine! I like that photo too, it captures the magic of childhood, being delighted with simple things

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  7. So rare to see a photo with Eddie not smiling! We have a big Lego fan here. Happy New Year to you all Galina x

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    1. Thank you Mary, yes he's usually a smiler, I think he was just overwhelmed by the day's events, too much excitement.

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