it’s almost advent
I am here … I’ve just had a quick trip to Brisbane to celebrate the end of Mum’s 22 year career and a heap of packing … now I’m stitching and quilting and sawing and gluing and trimming and soaking and cooking and wrapping …
But I have no bandwidth. The changes you can see here at blockaday – to cheer us along through this glorious time of the year (and my hands down favourite) – have taken me 3 hours to implement. Yep, 3 hours of trying to navigate the internet with my phone. Thanks dear family for leaving me with no bandwidth – ahem, Abby!? Julian?!
So there’s no photos of Little Donkey puzzles or Father Christmas quilts or Advent nighties. Just a quick note to say hello, prod you into checking out our newly updated Christmas booklist – there are so many books here we utterly adore and I would be so tickled if you checked them out of your library or hunted them down in your town and had a lovely read – they make our Christmas, year in year out – and assure you that I will be back as soon as the bandwidth resets for the month – hopefully, tomorrow. But I don’t know whether Julian was just saying that (I was wielding a powertool) or if that really is the date our mad, world wide webby bits will come back on line. Fingers crossed!
And – it’s only a few sleeps ’til Advent! How excited are you!?
p.s. you’ve really got to check out the books – we’ve been reading The Christmas Mystery every Advent for 8 years now. I can’t imagine Christmas without it (including the catching up nights when we have to read several chapters at once!)
p.p.s. the header photo is Abby in 2006 at our annual Christingle Service at St. John the Baptist – it was exquisite – and look how wee she is. Sigh …